About Tutorial Services (TS) & Mission Statement
Mission: TS provides peer-led individual, small group, and Supplemental Instruction tutoring sessions to promote proactive and independent student learning.
TS is part of Academic Support & Advising (ASA). TS employs approximately 45-50 peer tutors, who provide free academic support to UNC students enrolled in undergraduate courses. We offer assistance in study skills and in the major subject areas of mathematics, the social and behavioral sciences, the natural sciences, and business administration. Individual and small group tutoring is available in about 130 undergraduate courses. Supplemental Instruction is available in about 5-10 courses each semester.
Centralized and Certified Program
The centralized nature of TS is one of its greatest assets and offers the following benefits: program visibility; consistent and sustained academic support programming; consistent standards for tutor hiring and training through CRLA; consistent and sustained program evaluation and assessment; and collaborative opportunities with faculty and staff across campus. The centralized model also increases the likelihood that students will use tutoring for more than one subject area. Through our campus partnerships, TS also provides tutorial support in several satellite locations, offering convenience and access to all UNC students.
Through its affiliation with College Reading and Learning Association (CRLA), TS enjoys the program prestige that goes with national certification. CRLA endorsement guarantees consistency and accountability in following best practices related to the hiring and training of peer tutors.
Peer Tutor Model
Our peer tutors and SI leaders are the heart and soul of our tutoring program. They facilitate learning, model academic success, and promote positive study habits. The peer model supports the student-centered aspect of UNC’s mission and fosters a collaborative learning environment through student-to-student interaction. It also offers a significant professional development opportunity to high-achieving undergraduate students.