Peer Tutoring Program

Drop-in peer tutoring offers in-person tutoring at each of our four Learning Centers, as well as online via Penji. Check the tutoring schedule regularly for the latest information.

The Learning Centers offers FREE subject-specific tutoring to assist Rutgers students with their coursework. We seek to promote a collaborative academic environment where students, faculty, and tutors work together to enhance students' academic and personal growth. Tutoring is available in two formats: drop-in tutoring through the Learning Centers and one-on-one tutoring in partnership with the SAS Honors Program.

Learning Center peer group tutoring services are offered both in-person at each of the 4 NB campuses and online via Zoom.

To view tutor availability by course, see our Tutor Schedule page.

Personalize your Penji account to access our online services.

You will need to connect to your Penji account to access our services; this is how you will find and schedule Learning Center services online. Log in to Penji using your NetID and password. You can download Penji on iOS and Android to use on your mobile phone, or use the web version to access these services. 

Once you activate your account, you will see a list of communities. Each community is a different service available to you. You can join as many communities as are available and find tutoring, academic coaching, writing support, and study groups there.  All Learning Center services have "LC" in front of their names and are free and available to all RU-NB students. Please see the instructions below for how to connect with each service using our new platform.

Our peer leaders and coaches will be using Zoom to provide services online and Penji to schedule those services. If you have not done so already, it is best to create a Rutgers Zoom account to make sure you can easily access meetings held via Zoom and help us maintain a secure online environment. As programs and courses across the University use Zoom more frequently, it's best to do this to ensure you don't have any connection problems.

How to Access Drop-In Tutoring

  • Log-into Penji account using your Rutgers email to get started. 
  • Download Penji on iOS and Android to use on your mobile phone, or use the web version to access these services.
  • You will need a tablet or computer, preferably with a microphone and camera.

The Peer Tutors

The LC tutors are Rutgers undergraduate and occasionally graduate students who have previously taken the course being tutored and have earned a grade of A or B+. The tutors understand the challenges of the course and are eager to share what they have learned to help you to do well in the course. All tutors receive on-going training both in best current tutoring practices and on tutoring strategies relevant to their tutoring discipline.

One-on-One Tutoring

Learn how to connect with one-on-one tutoring through one of our partnering programs.