The Office of Undergraduate Advising coordinates the Marshall Peer Tutoring Program as a supplement to classroom instruction. Peer tutoring focuses on helping the learner build study skills and confidence in the subject. Peer tutors are able to assist students in understanding difficult concepts, but tutoring sessions are only effective if students regularly attend class and actively engage in the process of thinking critically about the course content.
Marshall Peer Tutors are viewed as academic leaders and mentors, and are expected to have a mastery of the subject matter as well as the ability to work well with students, faculty, and staff. Peer tutors can help students improve their academic performance and enhance their comprehension of course concepts by clarifying course content and helping students identify and understand their personal learning style. Peer tutors also introduce students to successful study strategies to complement the way they learn.