FAQS

Tutors

  1. Q: How was I selected to be a tutor?
    A: Tutors are selected by the course director. Tutors tend to be students who have done well in the course and are deemed to be effective tutors by the course director.
  2. Q: How do I go about tutoring?
    A: The student being tutored should prepare a summary of their difficulties in advance. It is best to have the student explain concepts and then ask open-ended questions to probe for further comprehension. Avoid long lectures. Provide simple and direct explanations. It is also valuable to assist them in determining the most important points on which to focus, within the material taught in lecture.
  3. Q: How am I paid?
    A: Tutors must submit the time-tracking sheets every two weeks. The Office of Student Affairs will request a check, once significant hours have been accumulated. The check will be placed in the tutor's mailbox.
  4. Q: What should I do if I feel overwhelmed or run out of time?
    A: Please tell Ms. Cunningham to suspend your tutoring. You can restart at a later point, if you are able.
  5. Q: What do I go if I have problems or questions regarding tutoring?
    A: Stop in to the Office of Student Affairs and speak to either Ms. Nicole Cunningham or the Director of Student Affairs. You can also speak to the course director about problems directly related to the course material.

Students to be Tutored

  1. Q: How are tutors selected?
    A: Tutors are selected by the course director. They tend to be students that have done well in the course and who the course director thinks will make an effective tutor.

  2. Q: How do I get the most from tutoring?
    A: Students should identify which areas they know, and those they need help with. Tutors are not there to re-lecture but to help clarify problem areas. Students should go to tutoring at the first sign of trouble and not wait until the night before an exam. Remember, tutoring is not a substitute for studying.

  3. Q: What do I do if I have problems or questions regarding tutoring?
    A: Stop in to the Office of Student Affairs and speak to either Ms. Nicole Cunningham or the Director of Student Affairs. You can also speak to the course director if you have problems directly related to the course material.

  4. Q: What should I do if the tutor does not show up for a scheduled session?
    A: Please inform the Office of Student Affairs.