University Learning Center

How to Make the Most of Your Appointment

We ask for students to be fully engaged in the learning process. We urge students using the ULC to understand that our services are a supplement to regular class attendance, not a substitute.

Over the course of two consecutive sessions, if a student is clearly unprepared, the peer educator will speak with a ULC Coordinator. If the student continues to come unprepared to sessions, he/she could be removed from tutoring.

Students should

  • Be prepared. Attend all classes, read assigned materials and complete or attempt homework/assignments.
  • 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.
  • Have a clear goal in mind for your appointment.
  • Participate actively in the session. Be willing to try new ideas suggested by your peer educator. 
  • Schedule appointments ahead of time. Don't wait until the last minute to get help!
  • Work out problems before asking for help. If peer educators can see your work, they will be better able to help you.

Peer educators will

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

Peer educators will NOT

  • Complete an assignment for you.
  • Correct your assignment.
  • Email you materials in lieu of your appointment.
  • Help with take-home exams or quizzes.