Expectations of the Students (Those receiving Tutoring)

Be on time for the tutoring session

  • Notify your tutor if you are going to be late or if there is an emergency and you are not able to attend your tutoring session
  • Schedule next tutoring session (if needed) with tutor

Come to each session prepared for tutoring

  • Be an active participant during the tutoring session
  • Bring all relevant course materials - textbook, notes, assignments, etc.
  • Complete assigned reading(s) before the tutoring session
  • Prepare a list of questions from the area(s) you are having problems

Come to each session on your own, without family and/or friends (so tutoring time remains course-focused on your needs)

Understand that tutors are not instructors and may not know all the answers to every question all the time; understand too that tutors will not do your work for you

Minimize interruptions (includes no texting or phone calls and no talking with others around you unless it is an emergency)

Maintain professional discourse throughout the tutoring session


Expectations of Tutors

Be on time for the tutoring session

  • Notify the student if you are going to be late or if there is an emergency and you are not able to attend your tutoring session

Engage in a few minutes of general conversation to allow the student time to feel comfortable in the tutoring session

Listen carefully to the student’s questions and/or areas of concern

Facilitate collaborative tutoring sessions in which the student is actively engaged in better understanding the course material

Notify the student of how much time you have and plan the tutoring session accordingly

Understand the limits of your own subject matter knowledge and tutor accordingly

  • Refer the student back to his/her faculty member for questions you cannot answer
  • Refer the student to the College counselor for study skill development or to other campus resources, as needed
  • Consult with faculty as needed

Maintain professional discourse throughout the tutoring session

Minimize interruptions (includes no texting or phone calls and no talking with others around you unless it is an emergency)

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