The Poorvu Center for Teaching and Learning includes multiple resources designed to support undergraduate students’ academic and personal success at Yale. See below for a description of our most popular programs.
The Writing Center
The Yale College Writing Center, housed in the Poorvu Center for Teaching and Learning, offers a variety of resources available to all students looking for support as they complete writing tasks during their time at Yale. Read about our two tutoring programs and other resources below:
- Residential College Writing Tutors have offices in the residential colleges. Many of them are professional writers, most of them have taught writing courses at Yale or other colleges.
- Writing Partners are Yale College or graduate school students selected for both their writing skills and their ability to talk about writing.
- The Writing Advice webpage offers a range of information and resources related to writing in Yale College. It includes sample student essays from a wide range of disciplines, allowing you to read good models as you learn to write in a new field, and also features extensive advice about writing with Turnitin.
Academic Strategies Program
The Academic Strategies Program (ASP) helps Yale College students navigate life inside and outside of the classroom. Together, students identify, consider, and conquer the many spoken and unspoken expectations Yale College students face. Follow the links below to learn more about:
- 1-1 Mentoring, Workshops, and Group Mentoring organized around a variety of goals and common interests
- How ASP partners with the Community Iniative to support First Generation, Low Income (FGLI) Students
- Support for Students with Disabilities and Learning Differences
Other Academic Support
The Undergraduate Writing and Tutoring team also offers:
- A variety of STEM Tutoring opportunties
- Advice for those seeking Humanities and Social Sciences Tutoring