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Summer Tutoring

Hey undergraduate scientists and mathematicians, come learn with us this summer!

In Summer 2022, Tutoring Services will again offer online tutoring support (via Zoom) during Summer Sessions 1 and 2 beginning Tuesday, June 7 and ending Friday, August 12. All Tutoring Services programs are free and open to all enrolled Vanderbilt students.

For Summer 2022, we invite you to consider our Tutor Match option, which allows you to set up regularly occurring, weekly sessions with a peer tutor for the full semester. Since summer sessions are only four weeks long, we will prioritize early Tutor Match set ups with any of our Summer tutors. See our tutors’ bios here, and then email Dr. Erickson today to get your Tutor Match session started! Registration for Tutor Match begins on Monday, May 23 and will continue as tutor availability allows.

UPDATE: Summer Tutor Match sessions are nearly full.

To make an appointment, select the “Schedule an Appointment” button on our homepage.

Overview of Our Summer Tutoring Options

Whether you are looking to work 1-on-1 with a tutor in our Tutor Match program or looking to study in a group with peers this summer, Tutoring Services has a number of options for you to connect, learn, and succeed in your summer STEM coursework.

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Summer Hours

Tutoring Services will be open to offer summer STEM support June 7 – August 12, 2022. All tutoring sessions will be held via remote video conference using the Vanderbilt Zoom platform.

Our administrative business hours are 8:30 am – 5:00 pm CDT, Monday-Friday, and we can be reaching via phone at 615-343-2225 or via email at tutoring@vanderbilt.edu.

Tutoring Services will be closed on Monday, July 4 for the Independence Holiday, in accordance with the University Holiday Schedule. All Tutor Match sessions occurring on Monday, July 4 may be requested to be moved to a different day. Please email Dr. Erickson for assistance.

Courses available for tutoring collaboration:

  • CHEM 1601 & 1601 (General Chemistry I & II)
  • CHEM 2221 & 2222 (Organic Chemistry I & II)
  • BSCI 1510 & 1511 (Introduction to Biological Sciences I & II)
  • BSCI 2520 (Biochemistry)
  • PHYS 1501 & 1502 (Introductory Physics for the Life Sciences I & II)
  • MATH 1100 (Survey of Calculus)
  • MATH 1200 & 1201 (Single Variable Calculus)
  • MATH 1300 & 1301 (Accelerated Single Variable Calculus)

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1-on-1 Tutoring Sessions

Our individual sessions allow you 50 minutes to work collaboratively with your tutor to address your questions and concerns, while building your confidence and independent mastery of the material.

Our Guide to Online Scheduling provides a complete overview of booking an appointment


Summer Tutor Match

WHY REQUEST A TUTOR MATCH?

As a student, requesting a Tutor Match gives you (or you and a fellow student in the same course) the opportunity to set regularly occurring, weekly sessions with a peer tutor for the full semester.

Tutor Matches provide 1-on-1 or 1-on-2 support. Students are matched with a tutor based on the courses students are enrolled in pending tutor availability. Students and tutors are expected to meet regularly over the course of the semester.

Tutor Match was piloted in Summer 2020 and continued for our Summer and Spring semesters. It has proven to be an in-demand option for Tutoring Services. If you would like to make a Tutor Match, we encourage you to sign up early as spaces are limited. See our summer tutors’ bios here, and then email Dr. Erickson today to get your Summer Tutor Match session started! Registration for Summer Tutor Match begins on Monday, May 23 and will continue as tutor availability allows.

How do I request a Summer TUTOR MATCH?  

Since our tutors’ availability is limited, we are offering all Summer Tutor Match placements on a first-come, first-serve basis, and we will only allow a Summer Tutor Match placement for a single course. All Summer Tutor Match placements will begin prior to the start of summer classes on June 7. Please email Dr. Erickson today with the following information:

  • The class and course number you are taking (i.e., CHEM 1601)
  • The summer session you are enrolled in (Summer Session 1, 2, or both)
  • If you are requesting a Paired Tutor Match placement for you and a friend enrolled in the same course.

If you are interested in a Paired Tutor Match, be sure to read through our Pair Appointment instructions here.

Please be aware that we will attempt to fill all requests while availability allows.

UPDATE: Summer Tutor Match sessions are nearly full.

deadlines for TUTOR MATCH?  

Any student enrolled in Summer Sessions 1 and/or 2 are allowed and encouraged to make a Tutor Match request beginning on Monday, May 23, 2022.

Matches for students in Summer Session 1 will be made beginning on Monday, May 23, 2022, and will continue until spaces are filled. Any student continuing from Summer Session 1 to 2 may elect to continue their Tutor Match with their tutor.

Matches for students in Summer Session 2 will be made beginning on Monday, July 11, 2022, and will continue until spaces are filled.

UPDATE: Summer Tutor Match sessions are nearly full.

Questions about Summer Tutor Match?

Please contact Dr. Miriam Erickson at miriam.erickson@vanderbilt.edu with any questions about requesting a session for Tutor Match.

UPDATE: Summer Tutor Match sessions are nearly full.

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Summer Tutor Bios

Olivia Boykin is a sophomore from Bowie, MD. She is majoring in Medicine, Health, & Society and Biochemistry with a minor in Spanish. Olivia tutors in Calculus and looks forward to working with clients this school year. In her free time, Olivia enjoys volunteering at Nashville Humane Society, watching musicals with friends, and trying new pizza restaurants in search of the best one. Olivia tutors in MATH 1005, MATH 1100, MATH 1200, MATH 1201.

 

Paige Thorpe is a third year doctoral student in the Department of Chemistry. She studies organic chemistry, and she is currently working in the Johnston research lab. Paige’s research is focused on developing therapeutics for varying heart diseases. She tutors in both general chemistry and organic chemistry, and she has been a TA for organic chemistry I and II as well! She enjoys working out in her free time and visiting her family. Her biggest study tip is to study a little bit each day, rather than cramming the day before the exam. Paige tutors in CHEM 1601, CHEM 1602, CHEM 2211, CHEM 2212, CHEM 2221, CHEM 2222.

Kenny Ta

Kenny Ta is a junior from Apple Valley, MN the breeding ground of many famous wrestlers. However, Kenny found medicine to be more his speed. Kenny plans to major in Biochemistry and Medicine, Health, and Society with a minor in Biological Sciences. With many classes taken in the science department, Kenny tutors in physics, chemistry, biological sciences, and math. In his free time, Kenny enjoys to cook, watch and play hockey, and explore the food + nature scene that Nashville provides. Kenny tutors in BSCI 1510, BSCI 1511, BSCI 2520, CHEM 1601, CHEM 1602, CHEM 2211, CHEM 2212, CHEM 2221, CHEM 2222, PHYS 1501, PHYS 1502, MATH 1005, MATH 1010, MATH 1100, MATH 1200, MATH 1201, MATH 1300, MATH 1301.

 

Isabelle Schnelle

Isabel Schnelle is a junior from Kansas City, MO. She plans to major in Medicine, Health, & Society with a minor in Biological Sciences. She tutors in biological sciences, general and organic chemistry, and calculus. In her free time, Isabel enjoys hanging out with her friends watching Vandy sports and exploring Nashville. Isabel tutors in BSCI 1510, BSCI 1511, CHEM 1601, CHEM 1602, CHEM 2211, CHEM 2212, CHEM 2221, CHEM 2222, MATH 1200.

Appointment Policies for Summer 2022


Most Tutoring Services appointment policies remain the same over the summer, but below we highlight several notable changes of which you should be aware.

Appointment Advice and Noteworthy Options

  • Our Guide to Online Scheduling provides a complete overview of booking an appointment.
  • Remember to filter our schedule by course to find the right tutor for you.
  • Plan ahead because appointments fill up quickly: Remember you can schedule 7 days in advance during summer.
  • Our schedule’s waiting list feature can help when you can’t find an opening. Use it to get notified  when someone else cancels an appointment at a particular time or with a particular tutor.
  • Consider requesting a Pair Appointment or requesting a Summer Tutor Match.

Appointments Per Day and Week

Summer tutoring appointments are subject to the following limitations:

  • Appointments can be made up to 7 days in advance.
  • You are limited to 1 appointment (full-length or roundtable) per day.
  • You are limited to 2 appointments (full-length or roundtable) per week, but also to only 1 “active appointment” at a time, which means each week a second appointment can only be scheduled after you have held your first.*

*More about the “active appointment” limit: The “active appointment” limit means that if you have already reserved a first appointment for a Wednesday at 3:00 PM, you will not be able to schedule an appointment for Thursday until after your first session is finished at 4:00 PM on Wednesday.

All summer Tutor Match appointments are scheduled for regularly occurring, weekly sessions with a peer tutor for the full semester. Clients are allowed to book a second appointment with the same or different tutor, or a Roundtable, in order to achieve the allowance of 2 appointments per week.

If you experience difficulty signing up for your second appointment due to the “active meeting” status from your scheduled Tutor Match session, please email us at tutoring@vanderbilt.edu. 

Appointment Cancellations

For full-length 1-on-1s and Roundtables, the window for cancelling appointments is up to one minute prior to the scheduled session. This allows space for last minute emergencies. That said, we ask that you keep in mind our tutors’ time and other students’ need for sessions, and should you know that you cannot make your scheduled tutoring session, you cancel promptly.

For Tutor Match, the window for cancelling appointments is up to one minute prior to the scheduled session. However, if you cancel your Tutor Match appointment twice, we will contact you and ask to reconsider your Tutor Match scheduling in order to allow the session space be available for other students.

Late Cancellations, Missed Appointments, and “No Show” Policy

To cancel an appointment yourself (1-on-1, Roundtable, or Tutor Match), simply sign into the Tutoring Services scheduler, select your yellow appointment block, and then select cancel at the bottom of the appointment window.

  • Any cancellation made within one minute prior to the start of a given appointment is allowed.
  • Any cancellation made at the start or after the start of the given appointment will be marked as a no-show.
  • Any appointment where the client is not present in the online meeting space by :10 past the hour will be marked as a no-show.

After 2 no-shows between June 7 – August 12, 2022, a client will have their account disabled and will not be able to book further appointments for the summer sessions without administrative assistance. These booking, cancellation, and no-show policies are in place as a courtesy to our tutors and to other clients who would like to book an appointment.

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