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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 45 minutes of tutoring support 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 proof-read 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.