Peer Tutoring Program
Peer Tutoring is available to students, free of charge, who are enrolled in Amherst courses and, for a variety of reasons, find themselves in need of tutorial assistance. A student does NOT have to be in danger of failing to be eligible for peer tutoring. The Peer Tutoring Program is overseen by the Office of Student Affairs located in Room 201 of Converse Hall.
Peer tutors are approved by faculty in the following disciplines:
- Humanities: Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Greek, Japanese, Latin, Music, Philosophy, Russian, Spanish.
- Quantitative Disciplines: Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Economics, Geology, Mathematics & Statistics, Physics and Astronomy, Psychology.
Seeking a Spanish peer tutor?
If a student is interested in working with a Spanish peer tutor, the student must first receive the approval of his/her professor. If a student has already worked with a Spanish peer tutor in the previous semester and wishes to continue working with a Spanish peer tutor, the student must first receive the approval of his/her current professor. More detailed information about how to obtain a peer tutor is available through this link.
Interested in becoming a Spanish peer tutor?
Full-time Amherst College students with an Advanced and Superior level of Spanish proficiency are welcome to serve as Spanish peer tutors. If a student is interested in applying to be a Spanish peer tutor, the student must first be approved by faculty of the Department of Spanish. The student must contact a professor he/she has taken a course with by requesting approval of the Program. If a student has not taken any course in the Department of Spanish at Amherst College, the student must contact Carmen Granda (Lecturer in Spanish) by requesting approval of the Program. Students can request their approval at any time. Each semester Spanish peer tutors who have already been approved by faculty must contact Senior Lecturer Carmen Granda, expressing their interest in continuing to serve as peer tutors. Otherwise, they will be dropped from the Peer Tutoring Program. More detailed information about how to apply to be a peer tutor for a department is available through this link.
Spanish peer tutors (Fall 2020)