TU - HHMI Center for Peer Learning

Peer Tutors:

As a means of better preparing students for their majors, Peer Tutors are implemented to assist students in introductory and second year science courses and selected calculus sections. The Peer Tutors are upper level students who attend a specific course they have already completed (and almost always several courses in other disciplines that share common concepts.) Their function is to assist current students with basic tutoring needs and offer a broader perspective on how those courses relate to the overall study of science.

The Center for Peer Learning:

The Center for Peer Learning (CPL) is the headquarters for the Peer Tutors (more properly Hughes Science Tutors.) Located in Moody Engineering Building (almost equidistant from the Biology and Physics and Math facilities, and underneath the Chemistry department) the CPL offers a suite of offices linked to a conference room as a space for individual consultations, review sessions and workshops. Because tutors will be selected based on the breadth of their familiarity with introductory science courses, even when a particular course does not have a tutor present, a drop-in student is likely to get some help.

Peer Tutor Selection Process:

Before registration for the next term, students may nominate themselves or be nominated by faculty who know them. The CPL steering committee acts as a clearing house to match potential tutors with instructors. It's not a requirement that you were near the top of the class as long as there is reason to believe you will be effective helping others.

The Following Courses have Peer Tutors:

ANTH 2310 (Human Evolution)

MATH 1307 (Calculus A)

BIOL 1311 (Integrated Biology I)

MATH 1308 (Calculus B)

BIOL 1312 (Integrated Biology II)

MATH 3310 (Mathematical Models in Life Sciences

CHEM 1300 (Introduction to Chemistry)

MATH 3311 (Probabilistic Models in Life Sciences)
CHEM 1301 (The Chemistry of Crime) PHYS 1309 (General Physics I)
CHEM 1318 (Chemistry in Modern World) PHYS 1310 (General Physics II)
CHEM 2319 (Organic Chemistry) PSYC 1300 (Principles of Psychology)
CHEM 2320 (Organic and Bioorganic Chemistry) PSYC 2310 (Introduction to Neuroscience)

CHEM 3221 (Chemical Synthesis II)

PSYC 2312 (Principles of Learning)

CHEM 3321 (Inorganic Chemistry)

PSYC 2401 (Statistics and Methods I)


PSYC 2402 (Statistics and Methods II)

There is a possibility of lab tutors writing intensive labs and labs that bridge between departments.

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