Individual Tutoring

Online Individual Tutoring Information

Spring 2021 - Individual Tutoring will be offered virtually each week Sunday through Thursday. Appointments are 40 minutes long and are posted on Friday each week.

Appointments can be found here, more information about appointments and joining tutoring can be found below.

Courses supported (Spring 2021): CHM 202, CHM 304, ECO 100, ECO 101, ECO 202, EGR 153, EGR 153, MAT 103, MAT 104, MAT 175, MAT 201, MAT 202, MAT 204, MOL 214, ORF 245, PHY 102, PHY 103, PHY 108, POL 345, PSY 251, SPI 200, R-Programming

If you cannot find an appointment for your course - check back (they may not have been posted yet or one may open up if someone cancels) and consider attending study hall (you may still be able to work one-on-one with a tutor, especially if you attend away from when the assignments are due).

Signing Up for Tutoring

  • All appointments are found on our schedule page

    • Appointment times are EDT (Princeton, NJ time)

    • Students are limited to 1 individual tutoring appointment per class per week

    • Appointments are posted on Friday for the following week (Sunday through Thursday)

    • If you are more than 5 minutes late you may lose your appointment

  • Individual tutoring appointments appear in green

    • 40 minute appointment, 1 student

  • Booking an appointment guarantees time with a tutor

Attending Tutoring

  • Appointments

    • Booking an appointment guarantees time with a tutor

      • If you are more than 5 minutes late you may lose your appointment

    • If you do not have an appointment, you can attend tutoring and join the waitlist

  • Joining Tutoring Online

    • Click the McGraw Tutoring zoom link (found on our schedule page) and follow the prompts

    • When you join the meeting open the chat (found on the bottom pane) and enter your name and course (ex. Colleen Richardson – CHM 202)

    • If you have an appointment – the coordinator will assign you to your tutor when your appointment begins

    • If you do not have an appointment – your name in the chat adds you to the waitlist; you will be moved to work with a tutor when space opens

      • If there are classmates present you will have the option to join a non-tutored room and work with your classmates while you wait for a tutor

  • In Online Tutoring Rooms

    • When working with a tutor you must have your camera and microphone on

    • In group tutoring – your tutor may direct you to use the non-verbal feedback options, yes/no, go slower/faster, thumbs up/down (found in the participants pane)

    • If you have any problems you can message the coordinator (meeting host) directly from the chat

    • When you have asked all of your questions, or feel that you no longer need the tutor’s assistance, you can leave the tutor’s room and either leave tutoring or ask to join the non-tutored study room for your course

      • By leaving your appointment early you are helping a classmate who may not have been able to speak with a tutor otherwise

  • Feedback

    • In this new online tutoring environment we appreciate any feedback you can offer to help us improve – please leave your feedback

  • Problems

    • If something goes wrong - re-join at original link and we will do our best to fix the technical problem

    view of the exterior of the McGraw Center

    Free one-on-one peer tutoring* is available for many Princeton courses--most commonly for introductory courses in the natural sciences, math, economics, and foreign languages**. Individual tutoring may be especially helpful if you feel like you need help with specific parts of a course, or if your previous experience did not include preparation in an essential topic that you need for a class. The aim of tutoring is to help students develop the skills and strategies they need to independently and successfully engage in the course.

    If there is no appointment available, please check the calendar again after 3 pm the day of the appointment as a spot may have opened up.  You can also attend McGraw Center's Group Study Hall. Open appointments are also sent out to college listserves if time permits.

    Individual Peer Tutoring is a limited resource, and it should not be thought of as the sole means of support in any course. We highly recommend that you attend your instructor’s office hours and the McGraw Center Group Study Hall as well as Learning Consultations for specific courses--and don't forget Principedia.  

    Individual tutoring appointments can be found at

    Appointments are posted on Friday for the following week (Sunday through Thursday).

    If you cannot see any openings the appointments for that week have been booked (or may not have been posted yet). Check back as others may cancel their appointments.

    ** Please book only 1 appointment per class each week, appointments are very limited **

    If you have any problems visit our troubleshooting page.

    Courses supported (Spring 2021): CHM 202, CHM 304, ECO 100, ECO 101, ECO 202, EGR 153, EGR 153, MAT 103, MAT 104, MAT 175, MAT 201, MAT 202, MAT 204, MOL 214, ORF 245, PHY 102, PHY 103, PHY 108, POL 345, PSY 251, SPI 200, R-Programming

    Sign up for Individual Tutoring!

    Click on the link above and log in with your NetID a password. Click the "Search Availability" button to the left, and in the drop-down that appears, select "Individual Tutoring". A drop-down will appear allowing you to choose the class you would like to search for, and a slider can be adjusted so that your search only returns results within a particular time frame. Pick the slot you prefer, keeping in mind the information below. We hope to see you soon!

    • Appointments for the following week become available when the schedule is posted by Thursday evening. Please sign up for no more than 1 hour per class per night. 

    • Individual tutoring is available on Sunday afternoons from 1:30 until 4:30 p.m.; and on Sunday through Wednesday evenings from 7:30 until 10:30 p.m.

    • Check-in at the desk in the study area on the 3rd floor of the Frist Campus Center (located outside the front of the McGraw Center, 328 Frist)

    * Academic Regulations

    Please note that students may work only with tutors in the Princeton undergraduate tutoring program and with Fellows in the Writing Center. Students are in violation of University regulations if they engage the services of private tutors (see 2.4.5 Tutoring in Rights, Rules, Responsibilities of Students).

    ** Individual Tutoring in Courses not supported at the McGraw Center

    Tutoring in language courses, as well as in some introductory STEM and computational courses not supported by McGraw Study Halls or Individual Tutoring, may be available through the peer tutoring program in the residential colleges.  To find out more about this resource, contact your residential college Director of Studies.  Follow the instructions in the scheduler to sign up for a one-to-one learning consultation in the McGraw Center to develop an effective approach to learning in any course, including courses for which there is no tutoring on campus.

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    Contact us

    If you cannot find an appointment for a McGraw Tutoring supported course (offered during the semester by Study Hall or Individual), and feel that you definitely need an appointment, please contact McGraw’s Assistant Director, Colleen Richardson, with your name and the course you need help with and she will try to find an available tutor. Since our tutors are students too, there is no guarantee that a tutor will be available.