Guidelines for Tutees
Remember, all tutoring is FREE of charge!
Congratulations and welcome to the Academic Success Center! Our goal is to provide you with valuable tools you will need to excel in your college classes. We hope to help you become an even more organized, effective, and independent student. Here are some guidelines that will ensure you have a positive tutoring experience—please familiarize yourself with them before receiving tutoring:
What We Will Do:
- Provide you with assistance outside of the classroom to build a better understanding of the subject matter and develop study skills.
- Help you understand the concepts/techniques needed to become a self-sufficient learner.
- Model study strategies to make you a stronger learner in all content areas.
- Clarify specific problems that you come in with.
- Build your confidence so that you can approach future class work with certainty.
- Offer one-on-one or group tutoring sessions as long as tutors are available.
- Work with you for up to three one hour sessions of free tutoring per week.
- Expect you to work independently once strategies/techniques have been explained.
- Treat you with courtesy and respect during the tutoring process.
- Ask you to fill out a brief survey at the end of the semester to provide us with feedback on our services so that we can continue to improve.
What We Will NOT Do:
- Tutors will not do your homework for you or provide test or quiz answers.
- Tutors will not “fix” or edit your papers, but we will help you learn how to find and correct your own mistakes so that you become a better writer.
- Tolerate behavior that is counterproductive to the tutoring process and/or distracting to others in the Learning Center.
- Be able to help you if you arrive completely unprepared or unwilling to do your own work.
- Always be able to offer individual tutoring sessions (especially in math and chemistry).
What YOU Will Need To Do:
- Check the schedule to find a time that works for you. (Appointments for English and Anatomy & Physiology are recommended.)
- Sign in and out whenever you visit the Learning Center so that we can track student usage.
- Bring your class syllabus, class notes, class texts, and specific assignment.
- Arrive with specific questions.
- Do as much work as you can in advance. This means you MUST at least attempt assignments before you come in seeking help.
- Be willing to work independently after a tutor has gone over a concept with you.
- Understand that often one tutor is circulating among a handful of students. Be courteous and patient!
- Remember that no one-even our highly qualified tutors-knows everything. Tutors may need to review the materials themselves. Please be patient with them.
- Report any problems regarding our tutors or services immediately to Barbara Giffin.
- Finally, please DO NOT wait until the last minute for tutoring! Start coming for help early in the semester and DO NOT wait until the assignment is due. We cannot emphasize that enough.