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Tutoring for Current Students

Tutoring 101

How to schedule a tutoring appointment

  • Sign onto PioneerWeb, click on student, scroll to the bottom and click on DU Insight
  • Click on the appointment tab and then request appointment
  • Complete the information on the tutoring appointment request form relevant to your needs
  • You then can view the available tutors. You decide the tutor/day/time you want to request for tutoring. If you want to reserve a recurring tutoring appointment, please work with your tutor to complete this.

Tutors now have to approve your tutoring appointment. You will receive an email within the next 24 hours stating if your appointment is approved or denied.

Policies and Procedures

Need to Cancel?

Do so 24 hours in advance, otherwise it counts as a missed appointment. Tutors have the right to drop students after 2 missed appointments/late cancellations.

Missed an appointment and/or late cancelled more than once?

You will be expected to meet with the tutoring coordinator before you can attend another tutoring session with any tutors.

Have a personal emergency?

Communicate this to your tutor as soon as possible.


Schedule your session at least 48 hours before you wish to meet, otherwise there is no guarantee that your tutor will be available.

Insight will not allow you to schedule an appointment within 24 hours of the request. Students can still email tutors to arrange a tutoring appointment.

Please wait 24 hours before trying to schedule another tutoring appointment with a different tutor for the same class.

Preparing for a Tutoring Session

Step 1: Schedule

Schedule a tutoring appointment on Insight.

Step 2: Review

Review your class materials to help identify areas of concern and/or work with your professor or counselor to identify 1-2 things you could work on with a tutor.

Step 3: Prioritize

Prioritize what needs to get done by reviewing your 10 Week Calendar and syllabi for upcoming assignments and tests.

Step 4: Email

Email your tutor and let them know what you want to work on (Include the syllabi in this email) and be honest if you are overwhelmed and you don't know what you need help with.

Step 5: Show Up

Show up for your session 5 minutes early and be prepared. Bring all materials to your tutoring session (books, notes, computer).

Other Academic Resources

LEP tutors are one resource to help you. Make sure to take advantage of the many different academic resources on campus when studying and preparing for classes.

In the AAC there are multiple resources you can also utilize for support in your classes:

  • Writing Center
  • Research Center
  • Science and Engineering Center
  • Language Center
  • Math Center

Make sure to note your Professor's office hours for further course questions. Additionally, it is also useful to note your academic counselor's contact information.

Tutoring Information for Perspective Students


  • One-on-one subject specific tutors.
  • Over 50 tutors including graduate students, professionals, adjunct professors, and upper division undergraduate students.
  • Unlimited use of tutoring is included in the LEP fee.
  • Tutoring can happen Monday through Sunday, from 8am to 10pm.
  • The program is certified by the College Reading and Learning Association

How to Become a Tutor

Becoming an LEP Tutor

Tutoring opportunities at LEP are variable, as tutors are hired based on the needs of our student population. If we don't have any open positions at the time of your inquiry, we'll add you to our prospective tutor list to contact you in the future if anything does open up. (This can happen quite suddenly).

We prefer that tutors have obtained or are at least pursuing a degree beyond their undergraduate. We don't hire undergraduates except in cases of dire need or other exceptional circumstances.

If you are interested in applying for a tutoring position, please contact our Associate Director, Julie Law.