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Fall 2018 Appointment Scheduling

We are currently preparing for the Fall 2018 semester. We are temporarily not taking appointments while we finalize our tutoring and mentoring schedules.

Please check back on August 21st to schedule your Fall appointments!

 

Make an Appointment (starting 8/21/18)

You can call or email our welcome desk during office hours to make an appointment. Online scheduling is also available, schedule at your own convenience. Click here to schedule an appointment online.

 

Upcoming Workshops

Our workshops for Spring 2018 have ended. Look forward to more great campus workshops starting in Fall 2018!

Past Workshops

Welcome to Peer Connections

 

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Peer Connections offers free mentoring, tutoring, and supplemental instruction services for students at SJSU. Peer Educators are students just like you; they understand the triumphs and challenges of being a student at San José State University.

Our tutoring and peer mentoring programs are internationally certified by the College Reading and Learning Association (CRLA).

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Peer Connections strives to be the hub of peer learning at San José State University. By developing peer leaders, supporting students, collaborating with faculty and staff on peer learning projects, and conducting undergraduate research, we will devise innovative approaches to peer education. Our programs are designed to assist students to develop metacognitive skills that empower them to acquire information independently, analyze information critically, and develop personal responsibility and accountability for their education.

 

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Mentoring:  Peer Mentors are guides to the university experience, and support your social and academic adjustment to life at SJSU. Peer Mentors can assist you with study skills, adjusting to life as a college student, getting connected on campus, finding campus resources, personal issues, and more.

Tutoring & Embedded Tutoring: The goal of Peer Connections’ tutoring program is to help SJSU students become independent learners. As independent learners, tutees will be more successful in their classes and in achieving their academic and personal goals.

  • Classic tutors offer appointments and/or drop-in tutoring for a wide variety of subjects as well as undergraduate and graduate student writing.
  • Embedded tutors are assigned to specific course section(s) and attend every class. Outside of class, they offer tutoring appointments for students in the course.

Supplemental Instruction: Supplemental Instruction (SI) Leaders facilitate study groups for specific challenging courses. These sessions encourage deeper understanding of the content and get students interacting with each other in a fun, collaborative way of learning. If your course has an SI Leader, you'll know the first day of class! 

Workshops:  Every semester, Peer Connections offers workshops on a wide variety of topics including time management, study skills, online learning, finals prep, and other related topics.