University Learning Center

How to Make the Most of Your Tutoring Session

We ask for students to be fully engaged in the learning process. Over the course of two consecutive sessions, if a tutee is clearly unprepared, the tutor will speak with a ULC Coordinator. If the tutee continues to come unprepared to sessions, he/she could be removed from tutoring.

The Responsibilities of Students:

  • Bring important materials - textbooks, class notes, pencils, calculator, syllabus, copy of assignment, rough draft, ideas
  • Bring a flashdrive if you want to use a computer
  • Be prepared.Attend all classes, read assigned materials and complete or attempt homework/assignment
  • Work out problems before asking for help. If the tutors can see your work, they will be better able to help you find mistakes
  • Actively participate
  • In the labs, to get the attention of the tutors, raise your hand
  • For SI supported classes, attend SI Sessions regularly, not just before exams and quizzes
  • Don't wait until the last minute to get help!
  • Prior to your visit, think about what you want out of your tutoring session, and tell the tutor what you want to work on

Tutors will:

  • Work with you to help you grasp the concepts
  • Take the time to explore your concerns about the assignment
  • Help you with test preparation and study skills
  • Ask you lots of questions
  • Make suggestions, not lecture or grade you
  • In SI Sessions, encourage you to work in groups when appropriate

Tutors will NOT:

  • Correct your assignment
  • Complete the assignment for you
  • Help with take home exams or quizzes
  • Email SI materials [practice quizzes, activity sheets] if you do not attend SI