Tutoring is provided free of charge in a wide range of subjects.
What can you expect in a tutoring session?
Tutoring sessions provide more learning opportunities for the student who arrives prepared for the session. The tutor will do his or her best to explain the material that you have questions on, but the more prepared you are to ask questions the better the tutor will be able to address them. Keep these points in mind when preparing for your tutoring session.
- Read the material. It is not the tutor's responsibility to lecture on material you have not read, it is their responsibility to help you gain a better understanding of the material that you have read.
- Try to work assigned problems prior to the session. You will learn to solve problems quicker if you have tried to work them out prior to the tutoring session. This allows you the opportunity to ask questions about errors you may have made.
- Bring notes, handouts, and your book, to each tutoring session. A variety of materials means a variety of avenues to explore to best understand the material.
- Tutors do not do your homework. Tutors will work sample problems, review problems that you have worked, solve problems with you, discuss notes and lecture material, help formulate ideas for papers and assignments, and review for exams, but they will not do your homework for you.
- Be prompt for your tutoring session, and expect the same from your tutor.
- Be courteous during your tutoring session, and expect the same from your tutor.
- Work in an environment that is comfortable for both you and the tutor.
- Attend class. Students who are not regularly attending class are not eligible to receive tutoring. The tutoring sessions are to enhance the information you receive through attending class, not replace it.