Two students working together in a Peer Connections session.Peer Connections Tutoring Student Staff

Online Tutoring and Mentoring Available after Spring Break!

You can schedule online appointments via Spartan Connect. Note that we are not taking appointments for the week of March 30th due to Spring Break. 

Now Hiring for Fall 2020!

We are now accepting applications for Fall 2020 Peer Educators. Click here for more information and to apply. Applications will be accepted until positions are filled.

 

All Services Have Been Moved Online

Dear Students,

The Peer Connections office is closed until at least April 7th, 2020, and we know that it may be challenging for you to get the resources/support that you may need. Therefore, Peer Connections has pushed forward our plans for online/virtual tutoring and mentoring, so you can now meet with your tutor and/or mentor online.

If you’d like to schedule an appointment to meet with your tutor/mentor online, you can do that from Spartan Connect. Learn more about appointment scheduling options here.

If you need to contact Peer Connections, please e-mail us at peerconnections@sjsu.edu. We will be checking voicemail, but e-mail is currently the fastest way to reach us. We will be answering e-mails as quickly as possible during business hours (Monday-Friday 9-5pm).

If you have a Supplemental Instruction (SI) Leader assigned to your course, your SI review sessions will be held online as well. Please check your course platform for more information. If you have a tutor or mentor assigned to your course, they will be attending your online class sessions.

Supporting the SJSU community is our priority during this time. Please let us know what we can do for you and we will do our best to assist. We encourage you to take advantage of the online/virtual tutoring and mentoring options, and to e-mail us if you have any questions or concerns.

 

 

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! 

Learning Assistants: Learning Assistants (LAs) are assigned to specific challenging courses. They facilitate in-class discussions and other group activities, helping students to reflect on each others' ideas and learn collaboratively. If your course has an LA, you'll know the first day of class!

Strengths Coaching & WorkshopsStudents can identify and learn how to develop their strengths through individual coaching sessions or by attending a variety of workshops focused on strengths.

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.