About Study Partners

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Study Partners offers free peer tutoring to undergraduate students at Auburn University.  Our goal is to promote academic excellence through peer-to-peer assistance by helping students develop the study skills necessary to succeed in their core courses and encourage them to grow as confident, self-directed learners. 

What is Study Partners?

Study Partners is Auburn University’s official peer tutoring program. It is sponsored by Academic Support, a division of the Office of Undergraduate Studies.

Where do I receive tutoring?

Study Partners is located in the Learning Commons on the 2nd floor of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library.

When is tutoring available?

Study Partners offers tutoring during Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters. Tutoring for the Spring 2018 semester begins on Wednesday, January 24th. Study Partners hours are:

Sunday: 2:00pm – 6:00pm

Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday: 11:00am – 8:00pm

Wednesday: 11:00am – 6:00pm

Study Partners is closed Friday and Saturday.

Why would I seek Study Partners assistance?

There are numerous reasons why a student should utilize Study Partners, the most popular being:

• If you want to build your confidence in a specific subject/course/curriculum

• If you want to maintain good grades

• If you are falling behind in class

• If you are not performing your best on tests, homework, projects, etc.

• If you want help with study skills (i.e. organization, note-taking, etc.) or preparing for tests

• If you are having difficulty with homework assignments or understanding lectures

How do I use Study Partners?

There are three ways: appointment, walk-in, and drop-in. If a student makes an appointment, he or she is guaranteed a session with a specific tutor in an identified course. To schedule an appointment: use Advise Assist, call 334.844.5702 or stop by the Study Partners’ Desk in the Learning Commons (2nd floor RBD Library) during our hours of operation; appointments can be made up to two weeks in advance. Walk-ins are welcome, but they are subject to tutor availability and appointments will take precedence over walk-ins. Please note that although you are encouraged to make an appointment ahead of time, on any given day depending on the course we may have tutors available for a walk-in tutoring session. Finally, drop-in tutoring is the only tutoring available from 6 pm – 8 pm Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday, no appointment is necessary but we will only have a limited number of tutors available to tutor our “high demand” courses.

Who are we?

Study Partners’ staff consists generally of upper-level undergraduates (and occasionally graduate students) who display strong academic performance and leadership skills. We are led by Ms. Tamara Bowden and our SP Management Team. Desk workers and lead tutors are extremely essential to our operations, and also offer diverse opportunities for student workers to pursue an on campus job with leadership opportunities. Our tutors are exceptional students who are required to have great communication skills, professor recommendations, and a positive attitude. They must be a currently registered Auburn University student and maintain a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA. Additionally, each of our tutors typically earned an “A” in the class(es) they tutor. You can expect confidentiality, respect, patience, and a concentrated effort to aid in your understanding of difficult material.

How often may I vistis Study Partners for tutoring?

As long as a tutor is available and we are open, you may visit Study Partners for one session per course per day for individual one-on-one tutoring. Back to back individual appointments or same day appointments for the same course are not allowed; however, you may attend drop-in tutoring on the same day as any individual appointment.

What courses does Study Partners offer?

To view a current list of our courses offered visit the Study Partners website (click on Course List); you may also call 334.844.5702 or stop by the Study Partners’ Desk in the Learning Commons (2nd floor RBD Library) during our open hours of operation. If the tutoring demand for a specific course is low we will most often not have a tutor available. If we do not offer tutoring in a class you need tutoring for please feel free to let the desk worker know or submit the Subject Request form. SP Management team will review these requests weekly.

Is there a charge to use Study Partners?

Study Partners provides tutoring for NO CHARGE to all currently enrolled Auburn University undergraduate students in select core courses. Please keep in mind there is a $10 charge added to your Bursar Account for each missed appointment/no-show. You will be notified via e-mail when you miss an appointment. To avoid a missed appointment, you may cancel up to one hour before a scheduled appointment by using SARS, calling 334.844.5702 or stopping by the Study Partners’ Desk in the Learning Commons (2nd floor RBD Library). For more information about missed appointments please visit our No-Show Fee Penalty page.

What should I expect from my tutoring session?

Tutors will help you with study skills, and identify learning obstacles and ways to overcome them; however, they will not do your homework for you, rescue you, take responsibility for your learning, nor have all the answers to every question. Please read our, What to Expect information sheet for more details.

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