To support students’ academic success, DukeLIFE offers private STEM tutoring support to complement ARC learning consultations, group tutorials, and the SAGE program.

LIFE students can book up to 3 individual tutoring sessions per week using Penji. Instructions for accessing this resource can be found below.

  1. Create an account on Penji using your Duke email address
  2. On the left side of the screen underneath “settings” you will need to switch to the “DukeLIFE” community
    Screenshot of the Penji learning platform with a red arrow pointing to the DukeLIFE community
  3. Select the course that you would like to book an appointment for. DukeLIFE supports select high- demand STEM courses
  4. Select the date and time that works best for your schedule
  5. After you have selected a date/time, you will be prompted to select a tutor 
  6. Select a tutor and book your appointment


Sessions are one-hour long.

Appointments can be face-to-face or virtual. After you book your session(s), you must coordinate with your tutor to decide where you would like to meet.

No. DukeLIFE covers the cost of your session(s).

The first step would be to request a tutor for the course through Penji. Please keep in mind that this does not guarantee DukeLIFE can provide support. The second option would be to utilize tutoring support through the Academic Resource Center. The Academic Resource Center offers group tutoring, SAGE communities, learning consultations and more.