Yale Center for Teaching and Learning

What We Do


What We Do

Peer Academic Mentoring

Talk through your academic work and get advice tailored to your specific needs from an empathetic and helpful peer. Our Academic Mentors—juniors, seniors, and grad students—understand the pressures and confusions of academic undergraduate life. They are trained to listen to your concerns, find strengths to build on, and adapt common academic strategies to your particular learning style and goals. Click here to schedule an appointment or email us at academicstrategies@yale.eduLearn more about peer academic mentoring here.

Peer Mentorship Groups

In these groups, we help you connect with other students at Yale who night have similar interests or experiences. In the small group meetings, led by a peer mentor, you have a chance to ask questions, get support, and share your own experiences with others who have gone through, or are going through, the same types of challenges with their work at Yale. Learn more about peer mentorship groups here.


Our interactive workshops offer practical advice and strategies for common academic challenges at Yale, including:

  • Time management
  • Working with faculty
  • Note-taking and class engagement in seminars and lectures
  • Managing a heavy reading load
  • Tackling problems sets
  • Exam study strategies

The workshops are led by trained undergraduate and graduate peer mentors. When we are all meeting in person, we offer workshops at the Yale Poorvu Center for Teaching and Learning and with partners across campus, including residential colleges, cultural houses, and student groups. When we are online, we offer our workshops over Zoom. Workshops are open to all Yale College Students and no registration is necessary. For a current list of workshops, click hereLearn more about workshops here.

To schedule a workshop for students or inquire about mentoring, please contact Karin Gosselink, CTL Academic Strategies Program Director, at karin.gosselink@yale.edu or 203-241-4107.