GOALS OF TUTORING

  • To assist students improve their academic performance (skill building and knowledge).
  • To help students develop self-confidence.
  • To encourage students to become independent life-long learners.
  • To help students develop appropriate study and time management skills.

What do tutors do?  They…

  • reinforce material from class within a reasonable timeframe (up to an hour session), rather than deliver curriculum as instructors.
  • help students understand particular concepts needed to complete coursework, rather than supply answers on homework, graded assignments or take-home tests.
  • assist students in understanding material related to assignments already seriously attempted by students who are prepared to work in labs with tutors.
  • encourage students to discuss their progress with their professors, rather than teaching students who want to “catch up” on missed class time.
  • help with math problems presented in the textbook, MyLabsPlus, or printed materials according to the Math Division, rather than assist with handwritten problems.
  • help students: learn to take notes and study effectively;  strategize to manage time appropriately;  use textbooks and resources efficiently, review specific class work (provided students attend class).
  • guide students in preparing for tests throughout the semester and review concepts prior to final exam week, rather than provide last minute help or cramming sessions on the day of a test.
  • brainstorm ideas for papers, offer guidance in the writing process, and strengthen students in the use of writing tools, rather than write or edit papers for students.