Peer tutoring

A vital part of the Marianopolis Plan for Success, the Marianopolis Peer Tutoring Service is funded by the Ministry of Education. Simply put, peer tutoring is students helping students. Typically, a tutor and tutee meet for one hour weekly to address difficulties with specific course content. The service is provided free of charge.

Students get the help they need from tutors who have been successful in the particular course. Usually, they improve their grades and feel more confident about course material. Tutors increase their own understanding of the material and its relationship to their current studies. Most tutors are current Marianopolis students, while some are recent graduates who are attending university.

Apply to receive tutoring.
Apply to become a tutor.
Apply to become an alumni tutor.

Tutoring is offered in:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Economics
  • French
  • Mathematics (Arts/Science)
  • Physics
  • Psychology
  • Quantitative Methods
  • Western Civilization


FAQs for students seeking tutoring

Am I eligible to receive peer tutoring?

If you are having difficulty in a course and are in good academic standing, that is, regularly participating in the class, you may be eligible. Your instructor may be asked to confirm your need for tutoring.

What happens after I have applied?

Available spaces are limited and are allocated on a priority basis. All efforts are made to accommodate as many requests as possible. Selected applicants will be contacted by Omnivox.

How long does the weekly tutoring last?

Typically, five to eight weeks. Tutoring may end if the tutee is no longer considered to be in need of tutoring or in good academic standing.

For more information, contact Andrea Prokos, F-317, ext. 270, or Laura Paris, F-317, ext. 521.

Support for tutors

Below, tutors will find useful links as well as other handy information. This page is also the place to log in to the Payroll Recording System. First-time tutors who have never worked at a Marianopolis department that uses the PRS must register before they begin tutoring. If you have payroll-related questions, please contact Laura Paris; for questions regarding tutor-tutee pairings, please contact Andrea Prokos.

To contact your discipline coordinator:

Discipline Coordinator Office Phone ext.
Biology Louise Nobile B-322 362 
Chemistry Louise Nobile B-322 362 
Economics Christine Blain-Arcaro B-311 524
French Jason Savard F-314 271
Mathematics (Arts/Science) Wee Keong Lim I-328 415
Physics Louise Nobile B-322 362 
Quantitative Methods Christine Blain-Arcaro B-311 524
Psychology Christine Blain-Arcaro B-311 524
Western Civilization Christine Blain-Arcaro B-311 524

Helpful links

Study guides and strategies
Being an effective tutor

By discipline

Economics
Macroeconomics

French
Amélioration du français
Exercices interactifs pour le niveau collégial
Exercices pour élèves de niveau 1
Autre banque d’exercices pour élèves de niveau 1
Pour élèves avancés
Pour la traduction de termes
Signets audio et video

Physics
Help for Physics Students