Tutee's Responsibilities

Statement of Understanding of Your Responsibilities 

I understand that:

  1. I must be enrolled in and regularly attend class for the course in which I am receiving tutoring.
  2. Tutees are accommodated on a first-come, first served basis with tutoring sessions beginning after the drop/add period. 
  3. Once I have been matched, the tutor will contact me to inform me of the location of our group tutorial.
  4. After the initial meeting, it is my responsibility to stay in contact with the tutor and to confirm appointments each week. 
  5. To change or cancel a tutoring appointment, I must notify my tutor 24 hours in advance of the appointed time. Failure to cancel an appointment will be considered a no-show, and means forfeiting the tutoring session for that week. I will be required to notify my tutor before tutoring can resume.  After two no-show appointments, I automatically forfeit my tutorial benefits for the remainder of the semester.
  6. I will be prompt for my tutoring appointments. Any time that I miss due to lateness is forfeited. The tutor is not required to wait longer than 20 minutes past the appointed time. If I miss the tutor because I am more than 20 minutes late, it is also considered a no-show. After two no-show appointments, I automatically forfeit my tutorial benefits for the remainder of the semester.   
  7. If I miss two sessions of tutoring for reasons other than illness, family emergency, or University-sponsored event, I will forfeit my privilege to receive tutoring for the remainder of the semester.
  8. If I withdraw from the course I am being tutored in or want to drop tutoring for any reason, I must immediately contact my tutor and Peer Tutoring at peertutoring@duke.edu.
  9. I will be required to arrive prepared for my tutoring sessions; i.e., read class material, attempt to do homework assignment, and prepare questions.  I will bring my course materials (text, lecture notes, etc) with me to my tutoring sessions.
  10. Tutoring sessions cannot be transferred to another student.
  11. At the end of the semester, I must fill out a peer tutoring evaluation form and return it.
  12. All peer tutoring will stop on the last day of classes.

NOTE: If you have any scheduling difficulties, personality conflicts or other concerns with your tutor, please contact the Peer Tutoring Coordinator, as soon as possible at peertutoring@duke.edu or (919-684-5917).