Academic Support Tutoring Agreement
How to Make the Best Use of Your Tutorial
Guidelines for Tutees
It is your responsibility to read, and adhere to, the following guidelines before you begin to receive tutoring. If you have any questions, please ask a staff member at the front desk for assistance.
  1. Tutoring is only available to students in 100-200 level College of Liberal Arts and/or College of Science and Mathematics courses they are registered for. Tutoring is offered on an individual or group basis, dependent upon the availability and demands for tutoring a subject. If a student starts out with an individual tutor, he/she may be joined at any time by other students who have been assigned to the tutor by the department.
  2. Look upon your tutorial as time devoted to the course subject above and beyond attending lectures, discussion sessions, and/or class meetings. If you don't listen attentively, take notes, ask questions, do assigned readings and make a serious attempt at completing work assigned by your instructor, your tutorial won't be of much help to you in passing the course or in getting a good grade. Participate in your tutorial sessions as you would in your classroom. Follow the directions of the tutor and, if you are in a group, listen to other group members' ideas and questions.
  3. If you are having difficulties with the course material, the first person you should ask for help is the instructor. He or she has set aside office hours specifically to answer your questions and assist you with your difficulties.
  4. A tutorial won't make up for a long absence from class or for a lack of commitment to studying the course material. If you wait until the day before a paper is due or until the day before an hourly exam to meet with a tutor, don't expect a tutor to help you cram.
  5. Arrange to meet with your tutor on an ongoing basis (weekly if needed) for long range support and assistance. What a tutor can do on a long term basis is help you learn how to learn the subject.
  6. Come to your tutorial on time and never stand your tutor up. If for some unavoidable reason, such as an emergency or illness, you can't make a tutorial meeting, LET YOUR TUTOR KNOW AT LEAST 24 HOURS BEFOREHAND, by calling your tutor at his/her home or by e-mail. Ask your tutor what the best times are to reach him/her, and how late you can call or if he/she prefers e-mail. If you miss a meeting with your tutor and haven't given 24 hours notice beforehand, you will seriously jeopardize your privilege to receive tutoring in the future. Your tutor is paid at an hourly rate for time he/she spends with you. If you don't show, your tutor doesn't get paid! In addition, by informing your tutor beforehand that you won't be able to make a meeting, she/he can arrange to meet with another student requesting tutorial help. There are many people requesting help and too few tutors to go around. In short, be responsible.
  7. If you are receiving individual or small group tutoring but feel that you need more help with the subject than your tutor can give you, don't press your tutor to meet with you more often because your tutor is limited to meeting with you no more than one 1 hour individual session per week OR up to one 1 hour and 30 minutes group session per week. If you need more assistance, make use of your instructor's office hours.
Before you register, read the following: How to Make the Best Use of Your Tutorial Guidelines for Tutees.

Click on I ACCEPT to agree to these guidelines and continue on to registration.

If you DECLINE, you will not be able to register for tutoring. Please go to Academic Support Programs if you have any questions.