Study Groups (Tutoring)

What is the Peer Study Group program?

Peer Study Groups provide an opportunity for you to work and study with a fellow student who not only understands the content you need help with, but most likely, is familiar with the professor you are working with - a huge advantage.  Your group leader won't do the work for you, but will guide you to the right information, help you prepare for tests, and give great tips and advice. 

Study groups meet weekly at regularly scheduled times at the Student Success Learning Commons located in the library and the 4th Floor of Henderson.

Who are the Study Group leaders?

Study Group Leaders are Carson-Newman students who know the ropes.  Study Group Leaders have earned at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA, have excelled in the coursework they are leading and are recommended by their professors. 

How do I find a Study Group?

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Student Success at the Learning Commons offers study groups each semester.  A schedule of subjects, times, days, and locations are available on this website or in the Library and Study Commons. Your professor will also have a schedule. Students may request information by calling 865-471-3567 or by coming to the Learning Commons.

Who benefits from attending a study group?

Everyone!  Students learn, study, and comprehend differently.  Chances are, in a study group you will find another person with whom you connect with similarly.  Whether it's asking each other questions, having a fellow student explain how they got to the correct answer, or having someone proofread your paper, you will benefit from attending a study group.


You can expect your leader to be a friend, to respect your privacy, to be knowledgeable, to attend all scheduled sessions, to help you prepare for tests, to encourage you, and to help you develop your study skills.

Your Study Group Leader will expect YOU to be on time for scheduled sessions, to have read  assignments, to bring your materials (textbook, notes, etc.), to have done your homework first and come with questions, and to understand that he or she is a peer helper, not a teacher


Study Group Leaders will not edit, correct, or help you with homework that is to be graded. They will try and help you develop critical thinking skills, work similar problems, assist you in understanding how you can do your work, and recommend other resources such as reference librarians, your professors and web resources.

How can I become a Study Group Leader?

If you are looking for extra income, enjoy helping others, have good grades (3.0 minimum GPA) and a good reputation with your professors, you might make a good study group leader.  Applications for this job are available at the Student Success Learning Commons.

What will be expected of me if I become a study group leader?

Study Group Leaders provide individual and study group tutoring for specific subject areas. Leaders attend all study group sessions and attend training workshops and meetings as required.  They refer students to the Director of Student Success if the student’s personal and/or academic needs are beyond the scope of the tutor’s expertise.  Study Group Leaders maintain confidentiality at all times


Student Success also offers seminars and one-on-one appointments for students who need assistance with Study Skills. Call 471-3567 for more information or come by the Student Success Learning commons in the library.

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