Undergraduate Support

All Poorvu Center tutoring services for Yale College students will resume with the start of the Fall 2020 semester. Most services will use Zoom to host meetings between tutors and students. Please find the instructions below for accessing a tutor; unfortunately most tutoring rooms in the Poorvu Center do not allow for proper social distancing between students/tutors. 

Because many of these services will rely on Zoom, please create a Yale Zoom account in advance.

Writing

The Residential College Writing Tutors will work via email and Zoom. Sign up the way you always have, and a confirmation email will explain how to access your Tutor at the time of your appointment.

The Writing Partners’ availability will follow the following schedule after Wednesday, September 9, 2020:

  • Sunday - Thursday: 3 - 5 p.m. ET and 8 - 10 p.m. ET
  • Friday: 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. ET and 3 - 5 p.m. ET
  • Saturday: 3 - 5 p.m. ET

Instead of a drop-in service, Writing Partners will be available by appointment. When you schedule a meeting, a confirmation email will explain how to work with your tutor.

Turnitin Tutoring will work via Zoom. The sign-up process remains the same, and a confirmation email will explain how to upload your paper to Turnitin and where to meet your tutor at the time of your session.

Academic Strategies

Academic Strategies 1-1 mentors will work via Zoom starting on August 31. Request an appointment the way you always have, and a confirmation email will explain how to work with your mentor directly. Our hours for appointments are:

  • Sunday - Thursday: 3 - 10 p.m. EDT
  • Friday: 12 - 2 p.m. and 3 - 5 p.m. EDT

Check our schedule for additional hours for international time zones (more to be added soon).

Workshops will be available online starting Monday, September 14, including a workshop on “Organization and Time Management for Online Learning.” Register and access the Zoom links on Yale Connect: Academic Strategies.

In addition to our 1-1 programming, we are offering small online peer mentorship groups to students in all class years (2021-2024). These small groups are meant to help provide community, help you work through various challenges, and create another outlet for connection and resource sharing. If you would like to join one of these groups, please fill out the following Google Form: Academic Strategies Online Peer Mentoring Groups

Students with disabilities and learning differences who need advice on adapting their study strategies to the online format can contact Poorvu Center staff member, Sarah Cussler.

Have questions? Please email us.

STEM tutoring

ULAs and Course-Based-Peer-Tutors will continue to support most STEM courses in which they are assigned. Watch out for information from your specific course instructor on how to access that help, which will often be via Zoom meetings during scheduled office hours starting on or after Sunday, September 6. 

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