Why should I use tutoring?
- To identify and clarify key concepts
- To organize and remember information
- To integrate text and lecture notes
- To prepare for a test or a quiz
- To learn and improve study strategies
- To catch up on some material after an excused absence from class
What should I bring to the tutoring session?
- Class notes
- Text notes
- Past quizzes and tests
- Assignment sheets
What about confidentiality?
You will be asked to sign a Tutee Agreement form that gives the tutor permission to talk to your instructor, if needed. This is to your benefit. Each tutor keeps a log of tutoring activities. Peer tutors sign a Confidentiality Agreement as a condition of their employment in the Student Academic Success Center.
What can I expect from a tutor?
Tutors are expected to facilitate your learning by:
- Discussing specific course content
- Promoting and modeling the use of appropriate study strategies
- Emphasizing active learning techniques
- Practicing good listening and communication skills
- Maintaining scheduled hours*
- Respecting your right to confidentiality
It is important to note that tutors are not “homework machines” or miracle workers. If you procrastinated throughout the semester, cramming with a tutor the night before a major exam will not produce good results. If you plan to visit a writing tutor, keep in mind that last minute revisions are not effective.
What will a tutor expect from me?
You are expected to be an active participant in your tutoring sessions. Bring relevant materials to the tutoring session. Come prepared by:
- Attending class
- Taking notes
- Reading assignments
- Trying homework problems
- Preparing questions
- Attending tutoring on a regular basis