Preparing for tutoring
How can I prepare for tutoring?
- Go to class. Your tutor won't be expected to catch you up on an entire lecture's worth of material.
- Visit with the professor. He/she is your best resource for the course. You should not be meeting with a tutor because you are nervous about talking to the professor. If you have reservations about having conversations with professors, a SASC staff member can provide you with guidance.
- Complete all homework and lecture readings ahead of time. Know what questions you'd like to focus on.
- Expect to be held accountable for No Shows or excessive cancellations. Tutoring spots are limited, and attendance problems may cause you to lose your seat.
How can I help my tutor prepare for our sessions?
- You should provide your tutor with adequate information before you start tutoring and over the duration of your sessions. Your tutor is a busy student like you and will likely appreciate your consideration of his/her time.
- Provide your tutor with a copy of the syllabus.
- Complete all homework and readings ahead of time. Write down questions to focus on.
- Read and know the terms of the tutoring contract. As your tutor questions, or email the tutor coordinator at the address below.
Please note: If you do not find your sessions beneficial, or you have a serious concern that needs to be addressed, please contact Jenna Eichberger, Coordinator of Tutoring and Academic Support, at email@example.com. If you report such an issue on the evaluation form, you may be contacted by the coordinator so that we can resolve it in person.
Thank you for your participation. We look forward to working with you this year!