The goal of tutoring is to help you become a more independent learner through the use of temporary, supplemental assistance of a peer who has completed the course. Our tutors are recommended by the faculty and trained by professional staff in SASC. While tutoring is an effective means of academic support, it is not meant to replace outside study, the expertise of the professor, or additional study groups on campus. You may need to use a combination of these resources to achieve your goals.
When you request a tutor, you agree to make a weekly commitment to your appointments. You will be expected to have your homework completed before your tutoring appointment and to come prepared with specific questions. Your tutor is not expected to be on call in the event that you need to cram for a test or have not allowed yourself adequate time to complete an assignment. You may need to prepare ahead of time for your tutoring appointments, and it is your responsibility to build this time into your weekly schedule.
If you have special needs due to a documented disability and need accommodations, contact our office at 563-387-1270 to set up an appointment with a staff member to discuss your situation. Likewise, we are more than willing to assist any student who experiences difficulties due to extenuating circumstances. However, your success as a student will depend on your willingness to seek the resources you need, use tutoring wisely, and communicate your questions and concerns to our office.
If you become ill or cannot attend a session due to an emergency, please contact the SASC office directly. We will take extenuating circumstances, including emergency and illness, into account if your contract is ever suspended.
A student whose contract goes into suspension will need to meet with Jenna Eichberger, Coordinator of Tutoring and Academic Support, if they feel that circumstances outside of their control have led to the suspension. Depending on available resources and past documented effort, SASC reserves the right to determine whether the contract can be reinstated.