VSB Peer Tutors

vsb peer tutors

“The best part of being a tutor is helping other students in the community succeed in their studies. Being able to help other students is part of what it means to be a Villanovan.” – Samantha Testa ‘16

VSB Peer Tutors support the academic success of their undergraduate classmates by providing drop-in office hours and the option to schedule individual tutoring appointments throughout the semester. The role of the VSB Peer tutor is to facilitate the student’s independent learning process through a collaborative partnership that focuses on increased understanding of course content and exploration of successful strategies in approaching the material. The VSB Peer Tutor Program is a free service open to all VSB undergraduate students.

Tutoring Services at Villanova abides by operating procedures set out by the Provost, and so we are pleased to let you know that all tutoring services will be open in an online-only capacity starting on Monday, March 16thThe scheduling process remains the same—please continue to book your sessions using WCOnline.  Tutors will let you know how to access the online session in one of two ways:
  1. They will either reach out to you directly via e-mail, OR
  2. They will leave a note for you in the “what would you like to work on?” section of your appointment sign-up form. Please do check this field in your appointment by clicking on the box representing your appointment in the schedule
If you have any concerns or questions, please reach out to Emily McMordie and Rebecca Leifer., Co-Managers of the VSB Tutoring Program.

Individual Tutoring Appointments – Below is a list of the courses tutored by VSB Peer Tutor Program. Please follow the link to register for a WCOnline account and schedule an individual tutoring session. Be sure to select “VSB Peer Tutors” to view the tutor availability for VSB courses. You will need to select the course for which you are seeking tutoring on the “Limit to” drop-down box in order to schedule with the appropriate tutor. Depending on tutor availability, you can schedule 30-60 minute appointments, and all appointments must be scheduled 24 hours in advance. Scheduling for individual tutoring will become available on September 21.

  • VSB 1000 Information Technology
  • ACC 2310 Intermediate Accounting I
  • VSB 2004 Financial Accounting
  • VSB 2008 Business Analytics
  • VSB 2009 Principles of Finance
  • VSB 3006 Principles of Managerial Accounting
  • ECO 1001 Introduction to Microeconomics
  • ECO 1002 Introduction to Macroeconomics

Quick Tips for a Successful Tutoring Experience:

  • Identify the specific content area for which you need assistance
  • Work on the problems/assignments before the office hour or individual tutoring session
  • Bring assignments, books, laptop and any other materials you will need
  • Turn off your phone during the session
  • Develop an action plan for goals to complete between tutoring sessions

For additional university academic support and resources, click here.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Program Managers: Emily McMordie and Rebecca Leifer

For any questions about the WCOnline scheduling system, please contact the Tutor Coordinator at tutoring-coordinator@villanova.edu.

VSB Peer Tutors are student leaders with excellent academic records and are invested in helping their peers. These tutors are recruited through a selective application process and go through comprehensive, bi-annual training. Students who work with VSB Peer Tutors report improvement in their preparedness, comprehension and confidence as they approach their coursework.