Academic Success Center

Tips for an Effective Tutoring Session

Check the Schedule
Not all subjects are covered during center hours. Please book an appointment to see the latest schedules.

Sign in on the iPad at the front desk.  An efficient, new self-service system was recently created so the process is more streamlined.  

Come Prepared
Attend class. Take notes. Read the textbook.  Try the assignments.  Come with questions.  Be prepared to work with the tutor.

Appreciate Peer Tutoring
Tutors are students like you.  They are trained and knowledgeable, but they don’t know everything. They do not evaluate your work or guarantee grades. They provide appropriate academic assistance and perspective.

Understand Drop-in Tutoring/Tutoring by Appointment
Tutoring sessions are offered in 30 minute intervals. These sessions are by appointment. Drop-in services may be available if a tutor is not occupied, and during scheduled hours. 

Guide your Learning
Tutors will work with you, not for you.  They help you think through concepts, suggest ways to approach your work, and share study strategies.  They do not do problems for you, provide answers, write your essays, or edit writing.

Improve Your Learning
Tutors will encourage you to work on your own after some assistance, so you can improve your learning and give others a chance to receive help.

Re-Think Computer Use
The center is not an open computer lab.  We promote collaborative learning. Twenty computers are located in the Academic Success Center, provided as a courtesy by the Center for Minority Excellence for academic work only. 

Reduce Noise
Please be respectful of all in the center.  Silence your cell phone, take calls outside the center, and keep your voice down so as not to disturb others.

Complete a Tutoring Session Evaluation
Your feedback is important to us.  Every tutoring session is different, and we want to know about your experience, so please take the time to complete a tutoring session evaluation. 

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