SOE OSS Tutoring Program Information

***Tutoring is now OPEN for the Fall 2021 Semester!***

 

The SOE OSS Tutoring Program will continue to offer ONLINE tutoring services, through the Penji platform, until classes fully resume in-person.

Below you will find a detailed overview and instructions for Penji.

As a reminder, for additional support services, the Rutgers Learning Centers offer ONLINE drop-in tutoring, academic coaching, study groups and one-on-one tutoring . Please go to their website, for more information: https://rlc.rutgers.edu/online_services.

SOE OSS Tutoring Program (for current SOE students ONLY)

IMPORTANT NOTE: Tutor availability and courses are subject to change. Additional tutors and courses may be added throughout the semester, depending on the needs of our students. 

The Office of Student Services, within Rutgers School of Engineering, offers FREE tutoring in a variety of courses (both general educational requirements and major-specific courses) to support SOE students throughout the semester and strengthen their knowledge in their chosen courses.

Tutoring services become available at the conclusion of the add/drop period of the semester (fall and spring) and will end the last week of classes, prior to final exams.

At this time, tutoring is available in two formats:

One-on-One tutoring - one hour, scheduled sessions, which can be recurring or on an “as needed” basis.

Drop-in Tutoring - “open” sessions, for limited subjects, during specific time blocks.

GETTING STARTED

Access to a laptop/computer, reliable internet access, microphone & camera is needed.

We have transitioned to a new online appointment platform called Penji and Zoom is integrated into Penji.  All our tutors will be using Zoom to provide tutoring online and Penji is what you, the student, will use to access, request and schedule tutoring.

Create a Zoom Account

If you do not already have one, you will need to create a Rutgers Zoom account to access/join the tutoring sessions via Zoom, which enables us to maintain a secure, safe online environment.

Create a Penji Account

You will also need to create a Penji account, since this is the only way you can access our tutoring program and schedule online tutoring. Go to https://web.penjiapp.com and use your Rutgers “scarletmail.rutgers.edu” email address to create an account (this is the data that has been entered into Penji). Once you have created your Penji account, you will see a list of communities that are available to you. Each “community” is separate and may offer different services (for example, the Learning Centers vs SOE OSS Tutoring).  You may join as many communities as you wish.

Please see below to learn how to access tutoring using our new platform. 

How to Access One-on-One Tutoring

  • Connect with a tutor through the Penji App and choose the SOE OSS Tutoring community to schedule an appointment.
  • View the video tutorial below for detailed easy-to-follow instructions.

Video: Student Quickstart                              Screenshots: Student Experience

How to Access Drop-In Tutoring

  • Connect with a tutor through the Penji App and choose the SOE OSS Tutoring community to see availability.
  • View the video tutorial below for detailed easy-to-follow instructions.

             Video: Dropin Quickstart 

Download Penji on iOS and Android to use on your mobile phone, or use the web version to access the above services.

***All students wishing to use our tutoring services must submit a completed/signed contract, PRIOR to the start of tutoring, which may be found here: https://forms.gle/uCgrWu7t3G5JbDoPA. 

About Your Peer Tutors

Our tutors are fellow SOE undergraduate students, from varying engineering disciplines, who have successfully completed the course(s) being tutored and have earned a grade of a B or higher. Our tutors understand, first-hand, the challenges of the course(s) you’re taking and are excited to share their knowledge to help you succeed.  All our tutors are required to complete a peer leader training before they begin tutoring and receive on-going training, to meet the growing and changing needs of our SOE student population.

For any questions, regarding the SOE OSS Tutoring program, please reach out to Anna Mae S. Dinio-Bloch at amdiniobloch@soe.rutgers.edu.