University Tutorial Services
Fall Semester 2017
Tutoring services will soon be active for this Fall semester, with upcoming: Tutor Hiring & Training, Course Support listing, Session Schedules Established, and Start-up on August 30th.
Announcements or Operational Issues:
Tutoring requests will be accepted beginning at 9am the first day of classes Tuesday, August 22nd, in person via the lab manager on duty in Rm. 208 D. D. Dougherty Hall. Scheduling confirmation will begin as new fall schedules are posted by tutors, with the first start-up sessions beginning on Wednesday, August 30th. Tutors participate in start-up training during the first week, and this time is also set aside for them to establish their own academic life and personal transition to the semester. As you wait on your sessons to begin, attend class, take good notes and keep up with your reading. Your professor will also inform you of their office hours on the first day of class. Take advanage of all resources as you begin this fall semester!
We will do our best to accommodate requests to the degree possible. Keep in mind that our services are funded primarily for freshman and sophomore course support, and tutor hiring and availability is also based on the level of demand (requests) for particular coursework.
For more information you may call 262-3060 from 9am-8pm Monday-Thursday, 9am-5pm Friday, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We typically do not ask or expect tutors to alter their posted times to meet tutee needs. Please plan on attending all (weekly) sessions to maintain your position on their schedule. If you feel you no longer need assistance, you may officially drop your spot with advance notice.
How to request appointment based tutoring
To request a tutor and schedule a tutoring session, students must complete a Request for Tutoring form which is located in the tutoring lab (room 208 D. D. Dougherty). The tutoring lab is staffed to receive requests Monday through Thursday, 9am-8pm, and Fridays 9am-5pm.
With the assistance of the tutoring lab manager, a tutoring session will be scheduled and the student will complete a Tutee Contract form. This form clarifies what is expected of students attending sessions, provides the tutor’s name, and specifies the date and time of the appointment. Tutors are given 48 hours notice in from the time of scheduling to the appointment date. No-shows or repeated cancellations will result in the student being removed from the tutor's schedule and may jeopardize future access to tutoring services. If no spots are currently available that work for you, your request form is placed in an "Active Hold" file and our lab managers will continue to check your request for matches as new times are posted. Though we will make every attempt to keep you informed as to the status of your request, you are welcome at any time to check back in with us or to alter the times that you are available.
Help Labs - Tutoring that occurs in a group setting on a drop-in basis
If you are unsure about the need for a regular appointment and just want a setting to work on your assignments and ask questions as they arise, you may want to consider attending a Departmental Help Lab . These centers have posted hours and do not require you to commit to regular attendance. The University Writing Center does require an appointment. Click on the UWC link to get information about this great resource in Rm. 204 of Belk Library.
About Your Tutor
Your tutor has been approved by the academic department relative to your course and has either been trained in learning skills or has demonstrated proficiency in these areas. The University Tutorial Services places a high priority on hiring tutors with patience, strong communication skills, and a pleasant personality.
Your tutor will challenge you to do your best and will expect you to come to your sessions prepared, focused and directed. They are to serve as your guide as you work to understand the concepts and complete your assigned work. Tutors will not complete assignments for students and are free to terminate a session(s) if they feel you are placing inappropriate expectations on them. Tutors may ask you to consider making changes in your study habits and/or your behaviors related to classroom learning.