The mission of the QUEST Peer Tutoring Program is to provide a learner centered framework that includes interacting with tutees, using powerful questions to empower tutees to become reflective in their learning process.

QUEST offers free peer tutoring services for all students. Tutoring is available during drop-in sessions and in small-group and individual sessions. Tutors are selected for their subject area expertise, are supported by faculty, and receive tutor training.

Start Dates for the following subjects: -

Physics: Sunday, January 26th
Chemistry: Tuesday, January 28th
Math: Tuesday, January 28th
Computer Science: Tuesday, February 4th

Drop-In Tutoring Schedule - Spring Semester 2020

Requesting a Peer Tutor

Individual or group tutoring is available for those courses that do not offer drop-in tutoring, or where more intensive assistance is needed.  

To request an individual or small group tutor, complete the Tutor Request Form.  After you complete the form, a list of tutors will be provided to you. It is your responsibility to contact the tutor with the email address provided. You can schedule up to three hours of tutoring per week for each course.

Due to a limited number of tutors, individual tutoring is not always available. If a tutor in your subject area is not available, please contact Jennifer DeConde, Tutoring Services Coordinator, at 814.641.3491 or

Becoming a Peer Tutor

Students interested in becoming a peer tutor must be recommended by a professor of the course that they would like to tutor in. Contact your professor to send in a recommendation on your behalf. Once you have the recommendation, fill out the Tutor Application Form.

Tutoring Forms

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For Faculty:
Evaluation Forms:

Tutors are one component of academic success. Students are encouraged to speak with their professor about challenges they are experiencing in the course and discuss available study resources. Students should take advantage of group tutor sessions, group study sessions, professor office hours, and all other course-related resources available through the academic department. Tutoring is designed to supplement class preparation, class attendance, and office-hours assistance from faculty; it is not intended to replace any of these critical academic responsibilities. Students who are motivated to get the most out of tutoring find that the program is very successful for them.

Responsibilities of Tutors and Tutees:
  1. Tutors and tutees are expected to arrive at pre-arranged meetings appropriately prepared and on time.
  2. Tutors and tutees are expected to maintain good communication and be responsive to one another.
  3. Tutors and tutees are expected to give advance notice when a tutoring session must be cancelled.
  4. Tutees who fail to show up to their tutoring sessions two or more times will be contacted and may have their tutoring privileges revoked.
  5. Tutors and tutees are expected to work together in partnership to help cultivate knowledge necessary to be successful in courses.
  6. Tutors and tutees are expected to maintain academic integrity standards during their tutoring sessions.
  7. Tutors and tutees are expected to fill out evaluations at the end of each semester.