The academic peer tutoring program is available to all students at Washington and Lee University, free of charge. Upper-division student tutors are available to all students in most entry-level courses. Students can request a tutor through a faculty member, faculty adviser, resident adviser, or the Assistant Dean for First-Year Experience. All peer tutors undergo a rigorous departmental application and screening process, followed by a training program to help them assess the best way to work with students.
A hallmark of the University is the close interaction between students and faculty both in and outside the classroom. This relationship forms the foundation for your academic success. You should make sure to talk with your adviser about academic aspirations, questions and concerns. You should also go talk to your professors when you have questions in a course you are taking. In addition to the faculty, there are many other administrators, staff, peers, and resource programs that are here to support you in your academic progress. Washington and Lee Undergraduate College, Williams School and Student Affairs deans serve as support resources for students both in and beyond the classroom.
The transition from high school to post-secondary education can be a challenging one. However, the University's goal is not only to help you grow as a student, but also to become a more well-rounded person. This involves challenges that vary for each individual. The following links and helpful hints will assist you in overcoming similar trials that other students have faced, as well as direct you towards personalized guidance in your search for academic success.