Science & Math Peer Tutoring

Science & Math Peer Tutoring is the first peer education program at SFU linked to specific academic subjects. The program is a collaboration between faculty in the Departments of Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics & Physics and the SFU Peer Education program. Volunteer peer tutors provide support for select science and math classes on a drop-in basis.

Science & Math Peer Tutoring for Fall 2021

WilL Begin on Monday September 20th

The tutoring will be held online in the main BB Collaborate Course Room in the Science and Math Peer Tutoring Canvas course, to enroll in this course please go to:  https://canvas.sfu.ca/enroll/78YR3M

INFORMATION ABOUT the Program

Three of the four original Physics Peer Tutors: Sandeep, Sairvan & Alex

Peer Tutoring in Physics began in the fall of 2014 with four undergraduate tutors. These four students, who were majoring in MBB, Chemistry and Biomedical Physiology, provided tutoring for PHYS 101 & 102, both Physics for the Life Sciences courses. The same four tutors returned for fall 2015. In spring 2016, the program expanded to include tutoring for courses in Biology, Chemistry and Mathematics.

Science & Math peer tutors volunteer 5 hours a week for 12 weeks during the fall and spring semesters. The courses they tutor include:

  • BISC 101, 102 and 202
  • MATH 150, 151 and 154
  • CHEM 110, 120/122, and 281/2/3
  • PHYS 100, 101/102, and 120/121
Since 2014, the Science & Math Peer Tutoring program has provided academic support to 100's of students at SFU. A study of the program's impact on both tutors and students was conducted in 2016 as part of a Dewey Fellowship project. The report which details the results of this study can be found here: Final Report
 

Science & Math Peer Tutoring is part of the SFU Peer Education Program. More information can be found here: https://www.sfu.ca/students/get-involved/groups/peer-education.html

Project Lead: Sarah D. Johnson, University Lecturer in Physics

Faculty Advisors: 

  • Kevin Lam - Biology
  • Rebecca Goyan - Chemistry
  • Brenda Davison - Mathematics

Contact Info: sjohnson@sfu.ca

The Spring 2016 Science and Math Peer Tutors