The Tutoring Center will reopen for Summer 2014 on May 12 in limited courses as follows:
- Bio 113, Bio 231, Bio 232
- Nutr 111, Nutr 112
- Msmg 407, MCM 462
- Math 118
We are located in the Beatley Library L 021.
- Click on "Schedule an Appointment" to make an appointment through our online schedule.
- Use Click here to register if you have never used Tutorial Services before.
- Once your are registered, log in and find your specific course by clicking on the "Limit to" drop-down box.
Questions? Email Terry Griffin at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 617-521-2458.
The mission of Tutorial Services is to assist students in becoming independent and successful learners.
To accomplish this mission Simmons provides course content tutors in many disciplines (e.g., math, biology, chemistry, art history, modern languages) as well as specialists in study skills and time management.
Students/Tutees will be able to...
- prioritize which aspects of their work they want to strengthen
- use strategies and resources to develop skills
- apply with confidence what they have learned
- plan next steps
Peer Tutors will be able to...
- diagnose tutees' understanding and skills
- negotiate with tutees how best to support them
- provide guidance and resources
- apply interpersonal and technical skills as well as flexibility to meet the needs of tutees
Each semester, faculty recommend students who have successfully completed their courses to act as peer tutors. Tutors are available by appointment. Tutors:
- review assignments
- help students plan long and short-term goals
- assist students in becoming independent learners
- help students develop methods and strategies to solving problems rather than simply giving answers to questions
Study Skills & Time Management
Tutors are available by appointment to assist students with study strategies, tips for reading comprehension, exam preparation, as well as time management.
Make your own appointment online (see instructions above). If you have questions, call 617-521-2458.
Study groups are led by peer tutors who have been recommended by professors in the disciplines. The groups typically meet twice a week throughout the semester. Students work together to organize the week's notes, practice using concepts and formulas, prepare for quizzes and exams while learning how to develop good study habits.