Student Wellness Program

Peer Tutoring

The College of Medicine’s Office of Student Affairs provides no-cost, confidential tutoring for first- and second-year students. The peer tutoring program at the College of Medicine offers individualized assistance with topics related to formative, mid-term, and summative exams, anatomy lab, clinical skills, and USMLE Step 1.

Please visit our Peer Tutoring FAQ for more information.

Register for Tutoring

Current students may request tutoring by contacting our Academic Skills Coordinator, Annie Xiong at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. In emails requesting tutoring, include information regarding concepts to be discussed with a tutor and days and times you are avail-able for tutoring sessions. Annie will contact our team of peer tutors and connect you with a peer tutor. 

The peer tutoring program at the College of Medicine is very popular, so students are encouraged to request peer tutoring sessions early on in blocks. Weeks leading up to exams tend to be the most busy for students and peer tutors, so plan to request tutoring sessions ahead of time.

 

Become a Peer Tutor

To become a peer tutor, you must meet the minimum requirements, listed below, and complete a mini interview with Annie Xiong or Dr. Valerie Gerriets. If you are interested in becoming a peer tutor and satisfy the minimum requirements, please email Annie Xiong at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Requirements for current M1 students:

  • Must score 80% or above on most recent exam for the course you will instruct
  • Prior tutoring experience preferred


Requirements for current M2 students:

  • Must score 80% or above on most recent exams
  • Must have scored 80% or above on summative for previous blocks you will instruct
  • Prior tutoring experience preferred


Benefits of being a peer tutor:

  • Get paid $13 to $20 an hours
  • No work outside of tutoring
  • Great experience for your CV and MyERAS Application

 

PEER TUTORING FORMS

Peer Tutoring Payment and Record Form
CNU Peer Tutoring Sign-In Sheet
IRS Form W-9

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