- What’s a Peer Tutor?
- How do I get a tutor?
- What Courses have available tutors?
- Do I have to be eligible to get a tutor?
- Can I have more than one tutor?
- Can I do both Group Tutorial and Drop-In Tutoring?
- What is Drop-in Tutoring?
- What are Math Study Groups?
- What do I need to understand about having a tutor?
- When/Where do I meet my tutor?
- How can I become a tutor?
- What other resources are there?
- When do tutorial services start and end?
- It has been 3 days since I was matched, but I have not heard from my tutor.
- I would like to request a specific tutor.
- My tutor request has been waitlisted.
- I missed my tutorial session, what is the policy for changing or making up a missed session?
What’s a Peer Tutor?
Peer Tutors are students like you! They understand your challenges and they are eager to help you learn. Tutors are trained in current tutoring practices and strategies, and have been highly successful in the courses they tutor.
How do I get a tutor?
First, check to see if peer tutoring is available for the course you are taking. If it is, follow these instructions to fill out your peer tutoring request. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us.
What Courses have available tutors?
Please see our current list of available courses.
Do I have to be eligible to get a tutor?
Can I have more than one tutor?
You may have only one tutor for one hour each week during the semester - or two hours during the summer session. The exception is if you have a foreign language tutor, in which case you may have one additional tutor for a non-foreign language course as well.
Can I do both Group Tutorial and Drop-In Tutoring?
What is Drop-in Tutoring?
Drop-in Tutoring is an opportunity for students in certain courses to get extra help from a peer tutor during regularly scheduled sessions. You are welcome to drop by at any time during the scheduled times for as long as you wish!
What are Math Study Groups?
Math study groups are available to any student seeking additional assistance in certain math courses. Led by a peer facilitator or one of our learning consultants, our math study groups are a great opportunity to get answers to questions, work with your peers, and stay on top of your math challenges. Each week students will work on problem sets that are focused on key concepts students must master in order to do well in the course.
What do I need to understand about having a tutor?
There are certain responsibilities for both the tutor and the tutee. The information on “Tutee Responsibilities” details your responsibilities and important information you need to know about having a tutor.
Students with a Group Tutorial meet weekly with tutors in a convenient public location on campus such as an empty classroom, the library, or a dorm common area. Your assigned tutor will inform you of the Group Tutorial location.
How can I become a tutor?
What other resources are there?
The ARC learning consultants are always available to meet with you to talk about learning strategies, approaches, and courses related challenges you may be facing. Contact us to make an appointment.
There are also numerous learning resources available to students beyond tutoring.
When do tutorial services start and end?
Though you may submit your tutor request as early as the first day of classes, tutorial services do not begin until after the add/drop period. After the add/drop period, all tutor requests will be processed in the order in which they were received. Spring 2019 - students will be able to submit an online request beginning on Wednesday; January 16th.
It has been 3 days since I was matched, but I have not been contacted by my tutor.
Once you are matched with a tutor, within your confirmation email you will find your tutor’s first and last name. Please feel free to reach out to your tutor immediately after being matched. If 3 days have passed without hearing from your tutor, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. When contacting us, provide your full name, the course for which you are receiving tutoring, and your tutor’s name.
I would like to request a specific tutor.
While completing your online Tutor Request, you will have the option to view all available Group Tutorials and the name of the tutor conducting that session. If the group for your specific tutor is full, you may select another group or place yourself on the waitlist.
My tutor request has been waitlisted.
Students are placed on the waitlist in the order in which the tutor request was received. Once a Group Tutorial slot becomes available, you will receive an email from the Peer Tutoring Program inviting you to join a group.
I missed my tutorial session. What is the policy for changing or making up a missed session?
To change or cancel a tutoring appointment, you must notify your tutor 24 hours in advance of the scheduled time. Failure to cancel an appointment will be considered a no-show, and means forfeiting your tutoring session for that week. After two no-show appointments, you are in jeopardy of forfeiting your tutorial benefits for the remainder of the semester. Tutors are not required to wait longer than 20 minutes past the appointed time and not required to work past the scheduled ending time. Arriving more than 20 late to the scheduled time is considered a no-show.