Student Guidelines for Tutoring
In keeping with our mission of helping students become successful, independent learners, Tutoring Services’ tutors are available to assist you. We encourage students not to wait until the last minute to ask for help. Plan ahead and seek help early. Many students may need multiple tutoring sessions. Tutors are limited in how much help they can provide the day before a test!
Please remember that tutors will help as many students as possible. Tutoring sessions are generally 60 minutes, and drop-in sessions are generally 30 minutes. Midterm and final times are especially busy, appointments are strongly recommended. Students can receive up to 2 appointments per week per subject, for the fall and spring semesters.
Objectives of Tutoring
- To assist students in understanding and learning subject material from the course.
- To help students achieve their academic goals by preparing them for future classes.
- To help students become independent learners.
What to Expect from a Tutoring Session
- Students should log in and out at the front desk for each tutoring session.
- Tutors will listen attentively to your concerns and assist in reviewing what has been covered in class.
- Tutors will help to clarify assignments, to identify problem areas and will help develop strategies to address them.
- Tutors will help you learn effective study skills.
- You will be given time to work independently.
- Tutors will help you understand concepts and strategies for approaching problems so that you are able to do your work independently.
What Tutors will not do:
- Your homework for you.
- Give you answers to your homework.
- Help you “cram” for a test.
- Help you with take-home tests or quizzes.
- Teach you or “catch you up” if you miss class – please see your instructor first.
- Write, proofread, or edit your paper for you – students and tutors will work together to improve papers.
- Tutor outside the Tutoring Center.
What you should do in preparation of a tutoring session:
What you should bring to a tutoring sessions:
- Know what you need help with and what you want to accomplish.
- You should attempt homework assignments prior to arriving for session and should have specific questions ready.
- You should have started your research or compiled the needed information.
- Your textbook
- Your classroom notes
- A pen or pencil
- Your class syllabus
- Your assigned work
- Your Student ID number (A#)
How to Request Tutoring
Stop In - You may request a tutor at tutoring center in Room 601, above the bookstore.
Call - (856) 681-6250 for an appointment.
On-Line - On-line appointment scheduling is available through the Make An Appointment link.