Academic Support

Peer Tutoring

The Academic Tutoring and Training Information Center (ATTIC) is committed to providing high-quality peer tutoring services to our students. Peer tutoring is available in a wide variety of courses, and students may request a tutor for as many courses as they need. The peer tutoring program provides one (1) hour of tutoring per week per course for the duration of the semester with the exception of Computer Science courses which provide two (2) hours of tutoring per week. Peer tutor assignments begin each semester during the second week of classes.

 

In order to receive a tutor, students must email the ATTIC staff (attic@lafayette.edu) with their name, course name, course number and section number, they are requesting a tutor for, the professor’s name, and adviser’s name.  Once the tutor request is received, the ATTIC will assign an available tutor for that course.  Within two business days the student will receive an email from the ATTIC with the tutor’s contact information. The student has one (1) week from the date of email to contact his or her tutor in order to set up the first tutor session.  If the student does not contact their tutor in a prompt manner, he/she runs the risk of losing the tutor assignment.

Every student receiving a tutor is expected to attend class, complete all assignments, take advantage of professor office hours, and come prepared to all scheduled tutoring sessions with his/her tutor. It is up to the tutor and tutee to schedule tutoring sessions – the ATTIC does not mandate where or when tutoring takes place, as long as it occurs regularly one (1) time per week for one (1) hour.

For more information regarding the ATTIC’s peer tutoring program, please click here.

Supplemental Instruction

Supplemental Instruction is an internationally known academic assistance program that utilizes peer-assisted study sessions.  SI sessions are regularly scheduled, informal review sessions in which students compare notes, discuss readings, develop organizational tools, and predict test items. Students learn how to integrate course content and study skills while working together. The sessions are facilitated by “SI leaders”, students who have previously done well in the course and who attend all class lectures, take notes, and act as model students.

For more detailed information regarding courses that are part of the SI program, please click here.

Individual Academic Counseling

The ATTIC offers free study skills assistance for students with the ultimate goal of helping them become more efficient learners and better organized students.   Our coordinators are available to meet individually with students who are having difficulty with one or more courses, or who simply need some assistance with study skills in general.   Students can be assisted in any of the following areas: Study Habits, Note Taking, Reading Strategies, Test Preparation, Test Taking, Time Management, etc.

Disclaimer

Lafayette College reserves the right in its sole judgment to amend any policy or program described herein without prior notice to persons who might thereby be affected. At its sole option, the College may suspend or eliminate courses, academic departments, or degree programs; change curricular offerings, graduation requirements, and regulations on standing of students; alter its class schedule and academic calendar; or make changes of any nature whenever in its judgment such changes are desirable for any reason. The provisions of this publication are not to be regarded as an irrevocable contract between the College and the student. Payment of tuition or attendance at any classes shall constitute acceptance by the student of the College's rights as set forth in this paragraph.