Important things to do before your tutoring session
Prior to your tutoring session connect with your Tutor-Mentor via chat in Penji. Introduce yourself and inform your Tutor-Mentor what your goals are and what you hope to get out of your tutoring session. This conversation will continue when you meet, but it doesn’t hurt to get started early!
Our Tutor-Mentors lead busy lives and it is important to communicate at least 24 hours in advance if you cannot attend a scheduled session.
At the end of your session, complete a Tutor Session Evaluation in Penji. Your feedback is important to us, so please take a few minutes to provide feedback.
Tips for making the most out of your tutoring sessions
Come prepared. This means you should attend class, take notes, read the textbook, attempt the homework and come with questions. Tutor-Mentors will not do your homework for you. They are there to answer questions and help you get to the answer yourself.
Tutors guide your learning. They work with you, not for you. They help you think through concepts, share study strategies and develop skills.
Tutor-Mentors are students just like you. They are trained and knowledgeable, but do not know everything. Tutor-Mentors provide academic support, but they do not guarantee grades or evaluate your work. You still need to put the effort in before, during and after tutoring sessions for success.