Peer tutoring can help you achieve your academic goals.
If you are looking to get an edge in your class, maximize your grade potential, or struggling in a subject, tutoring can help get you to where you want to be. Students who visit our tutors typically do so to maximize their grade in the course with their future goal in mind of keeping their GPA at their desired level for graduate school admission.
Your tutor will help you answer your questions, understand your course materials, and prepare for exams. We encourage all students to utilize tutoring early on for the best outcomes, but it is never too late to start.
Summer 2021 Tutoring
For information and inquires on tutoring support for the Summer 2021 semester, please contact the Tutoring Coordinator, Brandon Pokarney.
You must schedule an appointment to receive individualized tutoring. Tutoring sessions can be made for 15, 30, or 60 minutes. If you see there is an opening in a tutor’s schedule feel free to schedule right then and there if you need assistance. Be mindful that your tutor might have an appointment coming up, so depending on the timing, your session may be different in length.
- Log into Starfish.
- Click the Schedule Appointment button next to your desired tutor and time, and proceed to finding an opening on the tutor schedule.
- If you know what you would like to work on, please add that in the description field when you are scheduling your appointment so the tutor can be prepared.
Your Tutoring Appointment
After you schedule your tutoring appointment in Starfish you will receive a link for your Zoom session. We ask that you arrive to your appointment time a few minutes before your time to avoid delays in logging on and to maximize your time with your tutor.
To maximize your study sessions, make sure you come prepared with notes, course materials, questions to cover, and a positive attitude. Also make sure that you have reliable technology to support your sessions.
Cancel Tutoring Appointment
If you know you will be missing your tutoring appointment, we ask that you let your tutor know 24 hours in advanced. By claiming a spot on the schedule, you are preventing others from potentially getting help. If we find that you are scheduling appointments and not following through without notice you may be subject to limiting what you can sign up for.
What to Expect from Learning Services Tutoring
- Tutors are trained to help assist in student learning and cannot be expected to give you the answers, rather they will help you work towards finding the answers in your homework and test preparations. Tutors are fellow students who cannot be expected to replace learning that takes place in the classroom, we recommend you do both – go to class and see a tutor.
- Students can expect to have a set time to work directly with their tutor to focus on specific questions, further explanation of material, or to use as prep for exams.
- We ask that you arrive at your appointment a few minutes before your time to avoid delays in logging on and to maximize your time with your tutor. When you log into your Zoom session you will be placed in a waiting room until your tutor lets you in.
- While in Zoom, there are a few features that can be utilized. Depending on the nature of your questions your tutor might use different tools such as the virtual whiteboard, second screen, or screen sharing.
- Once your tutor lets you into the Zoom session, he or she will welcome you and will begin your tutoring session.
- Let the tutor know how they can assist you. Come to your meeting with specific questions and material that you'd like to review. If you know ahead of time of what you would like to cover, please enter that information when you set up your appointment in the description field.
- After your visit you will receive an email for evaluating your tutoring session. Please let us know how we did so we can fix any issues and continue to build our tutoring program to help you be successful.