Individual tutoring appointments are available each week during standard study hall hours. Appointments are one hour, one on one meetings with a tutor for the course.
Available appointments can be found at schedule.princeton.edu and will be posted each week on Thursday for the following Sunday through Wednesday.
- Click on the link above and log in with your NetID and 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)
Individual tutoring windows are Sunday 1:30-4:30 pm and 7:30-10:30 pm Sunday through Wednesday.
Timing and exact course availability may vary. Each week’s schedule will be posted by the Thursday evening before.
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.
* 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.
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.