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What is Peer Consulting?

Peer Consulting is a completely free academic support service available for all students of Oregon Tech. Our goal is to provide assistance in all areas, majors, and courses offered at Oregon Tech. Peer Consulting reinforces what you are learning in your classes, fosters your sense of community and strengthens intercultural communication. Peer Consulting helps empower you to become successful in your academic career and reach your graduation goal.

Who We Are

We are your peers, classmates, faculty, and staff. Peer Consultants are typically Oregon Tech students who have taken the same classes you have and have earned a B or better in their areas of expertise. We often have professors and staff that offer their time and assistance in the Center as well. Look around you. The person sitting next to you in the CU or your professor in class just might be a Peer Consultant.

What We Do

We are here to help you develop the skills you need to be successful both academically and professionally. Peer Consultants can help clarify ideas, concepts, theories, and skills your professors are teaching in class. Rather than giving you the answers, we help you learn the methods, secrets, tips, tricks, and abilities to find the answers on your own.

What We Offer

One-on-One Consulting Appointments


You can set up a single 30 or 60 minute session with a Consultant as needed or set up recurring, weekly appointments for extended help. You can view available times and consultants, and make those appointments via PCS Online.

Drop In Consulting


Do you just want a place to study where someone is there to help if you need them? Maybe you need some help right now and can’t make an appointment for later. You can drop in without an appointment and work with a consultant or study on your own. The complete drop in consulting schedule is available via PCS Online.

Group Consulting and Study Sessions


Bring your friends and classmates with you to the Peer Consulting Center and work collaboratively on projects, study for exams or quizzes, or have a Consultant lead you in group discussion and studying.

Online Writing Lab


Do you have big paper due soon? Submit your paper and any questions you have about writing to our Online Writing Lab and a consultant will review it, offer suggestions for revision, and provide you resources for improving your writing. Sorry, we don’t actually edit your papers, make changes for you, or write it for you.

Expanded Consulting Hours


Since not everyone can visit us during regular business hours we are now offering extended hours during the evenings and weekends. You can find the full schedule on PCS Online.

Online and Distance Education Consulting


Does your schedule keep you from visiting us during our regular or extended hours? We offer online help via PCS Online designed to help you when and where it best meets your schedule. PCS Online features voice, video, and text chat as well as file sharing, interactive whiteboards, equation builders, and more for a fully functional consulting session.

Consulting Across Campus


Sometimes circumstances may require someone come to you. Our Consulting Across Campus allows students the opportunity to study with a consultant in a variety of settings around campus. Whether you meet your consultant in the biology lab, the Res Hall lobby, or the Peer Consulting Center, our consultants are here to help you! Consultant schedule and location information can be found on PCS Online.

So, What Don’t We Do?

In short, we don’t just give you the answers, edit your papers, do your homework, or even check your homework for mistakes. We are not here to teach you everything you need to know; we are here to advise you on how to find the answers and make informed decisions. We make no guarantees that your work will be perfect when you leave. We can only help you as much as you will help yourself.

Wait…What is PCS Online?

PCS Online is a web-based consultant scheduling platform to provide a central location online for Oregon Tech students to ask questions via emailchat with consultants in real timeattend instructional sessions, and even check our schedule and make appointments.

With PCS Online, you can:

  • View the drop-in consulting schedule
  • Schedule individual consulting appointments both face-to-face and online
  • Communicate directly with your consultant via the PCS Online internal email messaging system
  • Receive communication regarding consulting directly to your phone via text message
  • Reschedule or cancel individual consulting appointments as needed
  • Use interactive tools like a whiteboard or formula builder to work through problems and sketch out solutions
  • Chat with a consultant in real time about questions you may have
  • Share files and documents with a Consultant for review and advice
  • …and so much more!

Contact Us

Peer Consulting Services

OfficeLRC 233

Rob Shaffer, Tutoring Services Specialist

OfficeLRC 233C

Hours for Klamath Falls

Monday-Thursday: 8:00am—7:00pm
Friday: 8:00am—5:00pm
Saturday-Sunday: Closed