Tutoring Assistance Policy
Many people confuse tutors with teachers or homework checkers. So what is a tutor?
A tutor is someone who has excelled in a particular study area and who can provide you with additional resources to help you understand the class material and improve your study skills. A tutor can help you close a comprehension gap, see things from another point of view, and can guide you through the process of becoming an independent learner.
A tutor is not:
A teacher or a substitute for a teacher
An encyclopedia or a solutions manual
Someone who will do or check your homework for you
A tutor’s goal is to help you understand concepts that aren’t clear and learn good study habits.
Your education is your responsibility. We are one resource among many to help you understand your course material, and we may not be able to meet your particular needs.
The tutor will not do your work for you. The tutor can help you understand your course material through explanation and the use of examples, but the course work is your own to complete.
The tutor may refuse to work with you if you show up unprepared. The tutor expects you to attend class, read your book, ask your instructor questions, make an honest attempt at your homework, and manage your time wisely.
The tutor will not help with take-home tests or any material that will receive a grade. Also, it is not the tutor’s job to work through your homework problems, check if your answers are right or help you cram for a test.
Our service is much in demand. Our goal is to allow as many students as possible to utilize our services in as fair a manner as possible. These guidelines have developed through many years of trial and error and have proven to be the most effective in achieving this goal.
Plan ahead. Nothing can be done if all appointment times are taken.
Appointments can be scheduled up to 2 weeks in advance. It is suggested to do it at least three days in advance.
Appointments can be scheduled for 30, 45 or 60 minutes. You are limited to 2 hours of appointment time per week for one subject and to a maximum of 4 hours of appointment time per week if you are using our services for more than one subject.
Cancellations require 24 hour notice. Two cancellations without notice or one no show will result in not being able to schedule appointments.
If you are 10 minutes late your time may be given to another student. If a tutor is late, please make note of this on a comment form provided at the front desk.
IN THE CENTER
Our goal is to maintain an atmosphere conducive to study.
Do not interrupt the tutoring sessions of others. If you need assistance, contact the receptionist, an available tutor or the supervisor.
Cell phones should be turned low or set to vibrate, and extended socializing should be taken out to other areas.
Food and drink is not allowed in the center.
Staff cannot check out solution manuals or instructor edition books to students. They are for the tutors' use only.
When checking out software or videos to be used in the center, you will be asked for an item of importance such as a driver's license or car keys. Such items will be kept in a locked place until you return the borrowed item.
After your session, please fill out a comment form at the front desk.
If you have questions or suggestions regarding this policy, please contact the supervisor.
The Tutoring Assistance Staff