The block plan moves quickly and if you feel you are not understanding the material, it is good to sign up for a tutor right away!
If you feel you are strong in a class, you may wish to sign up to BE a tutor. We will check with the faculty and if they agree you are a strong tutor candidate, you will be paid for each hour you tutor and the hours will vary based on the campus needs each block.
The Office for Academic Support and Advising handles tutoring for most classes on campus, including foreign languages.
The exception is writing, in which case you should make an appointment with a Writing Studio staff member and math classes, in which case we like you to start with the Quantitative Reasoning Center and come here for a tutor if you need additional help. Both of those are offered in the Center for Teaching and Learning. Some science courses and ECB courses will give you their own tutors, please use those tutors before you use the tutor list.
There are also TUTOR TABLES in the library on Sunday and Wednesday nights (subject to change). The tutor there will be for a general subject area. The tutor may be able to help with your specific class or may at least be able to give you some general tips for studying. Feel free to study near the tutor and ask questions if they come up. Tutor tables are subject to change but will most likely be 7-9 p.m. on the 4th floor skywalk area of the Cole Library. Inquire at the front desk of the library if you have questions.
If you see your course and a tutor on the list, email that person and give them both your email and your phone number so the tutor can reach you. In the email give: your name, the course name, a quick summary of the problem you are having and when you might be free to meet for tutoring. You may also want to give the tutor a sense of how many hours per week you will need. If the tutor has time to tutor you, he/she will write back and set up time and place to meet. If not, you should choose another tutor off the list. If TWO tutors turn you down, see Kate Fashimpaur in person, never let more than 48 hours go without setting up a tutoring meeting. Please try to avoid using close friends as tutors or tutoring time can quickly desolve into socializing.
After the block is completed, Kate will send you an evaluation and you can give feedback on how the tutoring went.
Application to BE a tutor (minimum wage paid position)
Fill out the above forms and return to the Coordinator of Academic Support and Advising, Kate Fashimpaur.
Forms To Fill Out To Get Paid as a Tutor (Fill these out if you are not already working somewhere else on campus. Please complete all four documents and bring them along with proper identification (passport OR birth certificate OR social security card and photo ID) to the Business Services Desk, 1st Floor, Old Sem between the hours of 8:30 – 4:00 M-F)
Log to Fill Out at End of Each Block documenting whom you tutored and when. Turn this in to Kate on the last day of the block so she can have it to compare with your timecard. She will also issue surveys to the tutees so you can have feedback as a tutor.
Timecard: If you go to the student portal on the webpage you should see "timecard" listed on the left hand side of the page under Campus Links. Click on that to fill out your hours on the timecard for Academic Advising/tutoring. Notify your supervisor if you do not see a timecard listed.
See the link on this page for Tutor Training before you start tutoring. Thank you for your service!