Yale Center for Teaching and Learning

Small-Group and 1-1 Tutoring


Yale College students who are getting a C or below in a QR or Science course that does not already have ULAs or course-based peer tutors may request scheduled tutoring, which can supplement going to office hours and getting help from Drop-In Tutoring. Whenever possible, students receive tutoring in groups of two or three (rather than one-on-one).

Hours and Locations 

Assignment of tutors is made by the Program Coordinator and, whenever possible, will be made within one week of receipt of the application. Students and tutors are notified of the assignment by email.

Students should contact the tutor as soon as they receive the email assignment. Sessions are scheduled by the tutor and student at a mutually convenient time and place, although all students must be tutored on campus.


Any student enrolled in Yale College and experiencing academic difficulty is eligible for up to ten hours of tutoring per course each semester through the program. For eligibility purposes, academic difficulty is defined as currently earning or likely to earn a grade of “C” or below in a course. Note that courses that already have ULAs or course-based peer tutors on staff are expected to arrange additional tutoring for enrolled students. These individual requests are for courses that don’t already have such resources.

If you think you meet these criteria, you should see your residential college dean to request a tutor. For more information, you can also download the tutoring request form. Note that you will need a signature from your professor or teaching fellow to confirm that you are in academic difficulty.


Students do not need to pay for this service. If more than ten hours are needed, you may request additional time from the Program Coordinator. Normally, additional sessions are limited to no more than five hours.