Each year the Center for Academic Success (CAS) employs around 200 peer tutors selected from accomplished students recommended by faculty.  All tutors participate in ongoing training and assessment to serve their peers effectively. 

The CAS offers tutoring in the following areas:


Content tutors provide help developing skills related to specific courses. They work one-on-one and in small groups to help students understand the course material by explaining and demonstrating concepts, providing guidance through exercises, answering questions, and clarifying ideas.


Writing tutors are assigned to First-Year Studies sections and are also available to help with writing for other classes. Tutors can assist at any stage of the writing process, from brainstorming to proofreading, and are especially good at providing feedback on drafts of papers in progress. Writing tutors can also answer questions about organization, style, and proper citation of sources. 

Oral Communication

Oral communication tutors are trained to aid students with skills such as:

  • Working on pronunciation, fluency, listening comprehension, and other skills with non-native speakers of English
  • Learning how to prepare questions for class discussions
  • Developing, practicing, and critiquing presentations
  • Developing listening skills
  • Reducing communication anxiety ("stage fright")

Multilingual Language Learning

Tutoring is available to non-native speakers of English who would like to develop their English language skills. The Center offers writing tutoring and oral communication tutoring designed to enhance students' proficiency and confidence in English. Please mention that you are a multilingual language learner when scheduling an appointment with a writing or oral communication tutor.

Quantitative Reasoning

Tutors trained in quantitative reasoning are available for 100-level MATH courses and many other classes that meet the quantitative reasoning (Q) general education requirement. Quantitative tutors assist students one-on-one and offer group study sessions geared to course assignments and exams.

How to Request a Tutor

The best ways for students to get connected with a tutor during the academic year are as follows:

Drop-In Writing Tutoring
Hours: Sun-Thurs: 1-11pm & Fri-Sat: 1-5pm
Location: 2nd floor of the library (by the CAS)

Drop-in Math Tutoring (for 100- & 200-level courses)
Hours: Wed, Thur, Fri: 10-11am
Mon, Wed, Thur, Fri: 3:15-5pm

Location: 2nd floor of the library (by the CAS)

Other Types of Tutoring

  1. Students should contact a tutor directly whenever possible. To locate a tutor, students should check their course Canvas site, course syllabi, and/or ask their instructors who the tutors are for a particular course. 
  2. If a student wants to work with the same tutor throughout the term, they can simply plan with the tutor about how meet in an ongoing manner. 
  3. To request a tutor more generally, students should use the "Get Assistance" button in Navigate (Log into NavigateClick on the “Get Assistance” button & follow prompts to request a tutor) or download the free Navigate Student app, available from the Apple and Google Play stores (Click on the “Appointments” icon in the app, then the “Schedule Appointment” option, & follow the prompts to request a tutor).
  4. If a student experiences difficulty in connecting with a tutor, they should contact Julie Haurykiewicz

If there are regularly scheduled group or drop-in tutoring sessions for a course, these will be announced by your course instructor. Check your course syllabus and/or Canvas for details. 

Conservatory students enrolled in music theory or aural skills should ask their course instructor for a list of these tutors.

Students should be aware of any requirements for (or restrictions on) tutoring made by individual course instructors (e.g., you must meet with a tutor before submitting a certain assignment or you cannot work with a tutor on certain assignments). The LU Honor Code will be in place whenever a student works with a tutor. 

Julie Haurykiewicz is available to answer questions or provide support to both instructors and students regarding tutoring.

The Center for Academic Success provides tutors for Lawrence University students.  If you’re seeking a tutor for a K-12 student, please click here.


Julie Haurykiewicz
Associate Dean of Academic Success
Library #222

Schedule a meeting with Julie

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