Weekly tutoring sessions meet once a week for 2 hrs for the length of the semester. Sessions consist of a small group of students and are led by student tutors who possess excellent interpersonal skills and have demonstrated a strong commitment to assisting students academically. Students attending a weekly tutoring session benefit not only from a knowledgeable and experienced tutor but also from the opportunity for discussion and collaboration with their peers. The Tutoring Request Form will be available on Monday, August 26, 2019 for Fall 2019.
By requesting weekly tutoring, you are making a commitment to attend your group on a weekly basis and to communicate with your tutor regularly. Failure to do so will result in your removal from the group so that we can place another student into the group. If at any point you no longer wish to participate in group tutoring, please let us know via email.
- Weekly tutoring is not... a substitute for attending class, paying attention, and taking good notes
- Weekly tutoring is not... about finding someone to help you get your homework done (We will not simply do your homework for you!)
- Weekly tutoring is not... going to help you cram at the last minute for a quiz or test
- Weekly tutoring is not... a substitute for the time and effort you need to spend studying course material on your own
Be motivated! This means that you should be attending class regularly, keeping up with the reading and homework, and doing work for the class outside of your tutoring session. If you aren't willing to put forth the effort to do well in the class, there's little that a tutor can do to help you.
Tutoring is a semester-long commitment, so use it consistently. Studies show that regular weekly tutoring is effective and leads to better grades and we ask that you to attend your tutoring session on a regular weekly basis! Attending one session the week of the exam is not likely to help all that much.
Prepare for your tutoring session. Go to class, review your notes, do the homework, jot down a question or two about the material; the more you've done before your tutoring session, the more productive it will be.
Communicate with your tutor. Share your expectations and work with your tutor to set some ground rules for your sessions. Be open to working with others at the session and take advantage of the opportunity to learn from your peers. Give feedback and make suggestions when appropriate.
Be patient and flexible. Try to be tolerant of others' needs and recognize that other students have their own concerns and questions. If you already know the answer to a question, volunteer to explain it to others!
Be an active learner. Don't just sit and listen during your tutoring sessions! Ask questions, do sample problems, go up to the board, draw diagrams and explain course concepts in your own words.
Seek help from your professors and TAs. They are the BEST resources when you are having trouble in a course and they are here to help you!