Peer Tutoring Program/Peer Tutors

The Deans’ Office Peer Tutoring Program is available to any student experiencing difficulty with content and material in his/her course(s).  This program is not a substitute for TA sessions, Math Workshop, Writing Workshop, or visiting your professors’ office hours.  Nor is it a source of language/conversation partnership.  If you are having difficulty understanding course content as the semester progresses, please discuss with your professor(s) and your class dean to determine if the tutoring program is a viable option.  Also, be sure to reach out to Peer Advisors for study skills tips and other strategies for a successful academic career. 

To enroll as a tutor or to request a tutor, please review the Tutor Guidelines and complete the Tutor Request Form from this link:


Library Help

The end of the semester is at hand! How many research papers and projects are due in the next few weeks? Have you looked through the long list of indexes and databases the library subscribes to and haven’t found enough good books, articles, and other sources to use? Did you even know the library had so many tools for finding academic books, articles, etc.?

If you need help finding resources, librarians are available for personal research sessions to assist you in finding what you need in the library or on the Internet. Just visit us at (or look for the link on the library’s home page at, tell us what you are working on and when you can meet one of us, and we will make a list of appropriate resources and show you how to use them effectively.

Kendall Hobbs, Library Instruction Coordinator (khobbs, x3962)

Introducing the Writing Workshop Blog for Student Writers

We are excited to announce the launch of our brand new Writing Workshop Blog. The Writing Workshop Blog is a resource for student writers and students who write. Affiliated with the Writing Workshop, where students can meet one-on-one with a trained peer tutors, this blog is meant to serve as a space to discuss, promote, and improve our writing.

Topics range from the academic to the personal, the practical to the fantastical. With student interviews, advice, events, and suggestions, the blog is updated daily and will provide a hub for discussions and information about writing at Wesleyan.

The blog is entirely student-written and student-run.  We encourage you to all check it out!  

If you have questions, comments, or suggestions, please email us at Happy reading!

Writing Mentor Program–Apply for one by 2/1

Want a Writing Mentor? Apply Now!

Do you want a Writing Mentor? Then apply now! Your Writing Mentor will provide one-on-one tutoring to help you with papers and written assignments over the course of the spring semester, whether you need advice about generating ideas, structuring your essay, grammar issues, or even time management. The brief application is available online and is due on Tuesday, February 1st at 5 pm.

The program is free and available for all Wesleyan students!  Email writingworks@wes or call x2440 for more information.

Application Due: Tuesday, February 1st at 5 p.m.

Application link:


Encore Orientation Program — January 19

Join the Class of 2014 for an Encore Orientation Program at the beginning of the spring semester–January 19. This will be an opportunity for you to learn more about the resources you may have missed out on during your own orientation.   

You can see the day’s schedule at at the bottom of the page.  It will begin with a brunch and panel of faculty and students discussing how to build stronger relationships with your advisors and professors. Space at this brunch is limited. If you would like to attend, please RSVP to Teri Maheu at no later than January 15, 2011.  

Other workshops for the day are open to everyone. Feel free to pick and choose which workshops you would like to attend. Take advantage of this wonderful program.  We look forward to seeing you then!

Make Your Research Assignments Easier: Personal Research Sessions with a Librarian

Have you ever wondered how to get started writing a research paper or how you are supposed to find the right kind of resources that your instructor is expecting?  Does it seem to take entirely too long to find the materials you need, time you’d rather spend on all the other activities you’re involved in on campus? 

The best answer to all of these questions is to take advantage of the wide variety of library resources Wesleyan students have at their disposal.  Library resources include both the librarians who work in the library as well as the research materials themselves.  Librarians at Wesleyan are always glad to meet with students about their projects.  They are available to work with you in a variety of ways – through reference by appointment meetings called Personal Research Sessions, IM/Chat, phone, and face-to-face at the reference desk in Olin or the Science and Art branch libraries.

When you meet one-on-one with a librarian subject specialist for a Personal Research Session, for example, you will learn to find the best resources and the fastest way to get them here and elsewhere, including books and journal articles that cover the latest information about your topic.  Don’t want to leave your computer?  Rain storm outside?  Click on the Reference Live Help link on the library home page and IM a librarian.  Looking for ways just to get started?  Try the library’s subject and research guides.  All these resources are located in the red “Help” section of the library home page,  And as always, you can come to the reference desk on the main floor of Olin.   The reference desk in Olin is staffed more than 45 hours a week, including evenings.  Take advantage of it!