- Why does SASC offer tutoring?
- How does tutoring work? If I sign up, what happens?
- What if I don’t need weekly tutoring? I just need occasional help.
- How much does tutoring cost?
- What courses are available for tutoring?
- How much tutoring can I receive? How often can I meet with a tutor?
- What if you get too many requests and can’t fill them all because of limited resources? How do you choose who gets to be tutored?
- What happens if I CAN’T make a tutoring session?
- Why is this policy in place?
We believe that student-to-student tutoring is a valuable service to students who want additional help in a course beyond that offered through conscientious study, regular course attendance, and conferences with professors. [Back to top]
You agree to attend tutoring weekly for the semester. You sign a contract that stipulates you also agree to be a responsible class member (attend every class, submit all assignments; meet with the professor as needed, etc.). Tutoring works best when tutor and student meet consistently throughout the semester. [Back to top]
Most students who request a tutor are in need of consistent help in the course. Our tutors are work-study students who arrange time for you out of their busy schedules. Expecting tutors to meet only once in awhile does not allow them to meet their work study hours. If this occurs, it it likely you will hear from the tutor coordinator to reassess your need for tutoring.
Most often you will be placed with an individual tutor, although in some cases group tutoring may be offered to you if you are requesting help in a high demand area. For your short-term questions, please meet with your professors. They are a valuable and often underutilized resource on campus.
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Nothing. All SASC tutoring is free. [Back to top]
Tutoring is offered in lower-level courses in most subjects: accounting, biology, chemistry, French, German, Latin, math, music, Norwegian, Paideia, physics, psychology, and Spanish. Depending on our resources and the availability of tutors, we may offer tutoring in other subjects and courses.
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You can request tutoring in any course for which we offer tutoring. Ordinarily, you will be scheduled for 30-60 minutes of tutoring in a course per week. You may request additional time; requests are reviewed on a case-by-case basis, depending on resources and need. [Back to top]
7. What if you get too many requests and can’t fill them all because of limited resources? How do you choose who gets to be tutored?
We expect to be able to fill all requests in subjects in which tutors are available. It is to your advantage to request a tutor as early in the semester as you can. If we must prioritize, our decisions about who receives tutoring are based on these criteria:
1) Tutor availability
2) Order in which your request was submitted
3) Academic need
4.) Responsibility/preparedness in previous tutoring sessions
We expect you to reschedule with a tutor at least 24 hour before a session. Rescheduling should be kept to a minimum. If you have two “no-shows” without rescheduling and without good reason, we will suspend your tutoring contract. [Back to top]
Often there are other students waiting to be assigned a tutor. When you fail to appear for an appointment, you are not only take valuable time away from your tutor, but you also prevent another student from receiving help. Please be considerate of your tutor's time and resources, and use your tutoring time effectively so that you can be successful. [Back to top]