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Tutoring Services@TCC

Tutoring @ TCC

Student Expectations for Tutoring

General Expectations

  • Know the time allowance. You will be permitted up to two 30-minute tutoring sessions per subject, per day.
  • Be proactive. Read the instructions and attempt the assignment before seeking assistance.

Scheduling a Tutoring Session

  • Don’t wait until the last minute! Scheduling a tutoring session immediately before an assignment is due creates undue stress for you and the tutor. Please plan your assignments and tutoring sessions accordingly.
  • Be respectful of others’ time. If you are unable to attend your tutoring session, you should inform the tutor 24 hours prior to a scheduled appointment to cancel the appointment.
  • Arrive on time. If you are 15 minutes late to a tutoring session, it will be considered a NO SHOW appointment, and you will need to reschedule the tutoring sessionFurthermore, accumulating more than three NO SHOW appointments in a semester will revoke your access to tutoring services for the remainder of the semester.

During a Tutoring Session

  • Limit distractions. Please silence your cell phone before entering one of the tutoring labs. If you need to take a phone call, please exit the tutoring lab to avoid disrupting others in the space.
  • Be prepared. When you arrive for tutoring, you should be ready to work with a tutor. If you are ill-prepared, the session may be rescheduled.
  • Engage! Tutoring sessions require an active conversation about your assignment/question, so be prepared to participate throughout the session.
  • Know our limitations. Tutors will not assist you with your quizzes and tests. Furthermore, writing tutors do not edit or proofread papers. Tutors will assist with any writing questions you have related to a writing assignment and with understanding any instructor’s feedback. 

After a Tutoring Session

  • Ask for more help! Schedule a follow-up tutoring session if you need additional assistance.
  • A clean space is a happy space. Take all of your belongings with you and clean up your area before exiting the lab.
  • Keep noise to a minimum. Leave the room without distracting others.