Academic Advising Resource Center

Peer Tutoring

The Peer Tutoring program at Oberlin promotes student success through peer-to-peer learning and collaboration. Peer tutoring is available via drop-in sessions or by individual appointment and is free of charge to Oberlin students.

Two students reviewing an assignment together.
Photo credit: Tanya Rosen-Jones '97

Peer tutors are content specialists who are hired to cover specific courses in which they have already been successful. A peer tutor can help you think through course concepts, provide feedback, develop study strategies, and build crucial skills to succeed in your classes.

Click here to request a tutor. *Spring 2022 requests will open on February 1, 2023.

Click here to view the Drop-in Tutoring Google Calendar.


Have a question about a problem set, or just want some help reviewing before a test? Drop-in tutoring is a great way to check in with a peer tutor without having to schedule an appointment! The drop-in tutoring schedule for the Spring 2023 semester is below:

Course Meeting Days/Times Location
CHEM 101, CHEM 205, CHEM 213, CHEM 254, CHEM 339

Sundays and Wednesdays: 7:00-9:00pm

Love Lounge (on the second floor of the Science Center)
ECON 251, ECON253, ECON 255 Fridays: 3:30-5:30pm Rice 117
GEOL 335

Sundays: 7:00-9:00pm

Tuesdays: 7:00-9:00pm

Wednesdays: 8:00-10:00pm

Carnegie 213
MUTH 102, MUTH 120, MUTH 131, MUTH 132, MUTH 202, MUTH 232 Sundays, Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays: 7:00-9:00pm Bibbins 216

Peer tutors help students think through course concepts, develop study strategies, and build crucial skills to succeed in their classes. Peer tutors must have earned a grade of B or higher in the course(s) they would like to tutor, and be passionate about helping fellow students succeed.

While we accept and review applications for tutors from all disciplines, we enthusiastically encourage applications from students who would like to tutor courses in the following departments:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Economics
  • Mathematics/Statistics
  • Music Theory and/or Aural Skills
  • Neuroscience
  • Physics
  • Languages

Click here to learn more and apply. - Tutor applications will be open from January 3 and close on January 13 for the first round. The second round of applications will open on February 13 and applications will be accepted until February 23. 

If you have any questions about peer tutoring, please send us an email at


Additional Academic Resources

Looking for academic resources beyond peer tutoring? Visit the Resources and Support pages to learn more about offices and programs at Oberlin that can help you succeed.