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Student Learning Center: Prepare for your session

So you have an appointment... what should you do next?

While meeting with a professional for academic support is a great first step in getting the grade you want and deserve, you must prepare to get the most out of your experience. Please review the tips below to help you get started.

Tutoring Sessions

Preparing for Your Appointment

 

To make your appointment as effective as possible, we suggest a few preparations:

  • Organize all questions you wish to ask
  • Bring your assignment, readings, notes, or other relevant course materials 
  • Bring all drafts or stages of work, especially those with instructor comments
  • Review all deadlines and communicate them during your session
  • Prioritize specific areas or sections of focus, in the event time runs short
  • Arrive at least five minutes early for your appointment
  • Take notes during the appointment using your notebook or laptop
  • Schedule an additional appointment as needed for follow-up

Writing Help

Writing Tutoring Sessions 

No two writing tutoring sessions are alike.

Students work with tutors for a variety of reasons: 

    • Assignment interpretation
    • Reading comprehension
    • Brainstorming 
    • Developing, organizing, and clarifying ideas
    • Drafting and revising
    • Strategies for managing sentence-level patterns of error
    • Integrating evidence
    • Citation style adherence

 

How should I prepare for a tutoring session?

  • Bring your prompt and rubric with you
  • Clarify your goals (i.e., revision, assignment interpretation, etc.)
  • Prepare questions for the Writing Tutor
  • Review your instructor or previous tutor's comments and make any changes they requested.
  • Relax and know that we are happy to help!

Remember that we are here to support your growth as writers. We are unable to provide grade estimates or guarantees. Tutors will not write your paper for you, nor can they talk to the professor for you. While we do not know all the answers to questions you ask, we can assist you in formulating questions for your instructor.

 

Math Help

Math Tutoring Sessions

Math consultations are very unique. Consultants may go over concepts, theories, prompts, and other materials with a student. Though the consultant may help you go over examples, they ´╗┐will not do your homework for you.

 

When should I schedule a consultation?

Though walk-ins are welcome, we strongly suggest you make an appointment using the Consultation Request Form. Choose a date and time well in advance of the due date for your work. Please note that a consultant will not review your work less than 2 hours before it is due. Once you receive a response, record the date and time of your appointment.

 

How should I prepare for a consultation?

  • Bring your assignment and notes with you
  • Prepare questions for the Math Consultant
  • Review your instructor or previous tutor's comments and make any changes they requested.
  • Relax and know that we are happy to help!

Remember that we are here to support your mastery of math concepts and theories. We are unable to provide grade estimates or guarantees. Consultants will not do your homework for you, nor can they talk to the professor for you. While we do not know all the answers to questions you ask, we can assist you in formulating questions for your instructor.

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