Appointment tutors work with students in 50-min
scheduled appointments on content for a specific class. These sessions
are usually one-on-one, but sometimes multiple students from the same
class will come together. Students may make single appointments or
come back at the same time each week. The set appointment time allows
for tutors to work with students in-depth on a particular topic, often
working through multiple problems or examples in a single session.
Appointment tutors are certified to tutor for specific classes and
students are only able to make appointments with tutors certified to
tutor the class they need.
Appointment tutoring is offered in the following locations:
Tutoring and Reading Center, Seidman Tutoring Lab (Pew Campus)
Drop-in tutoring can look very different from
appointment tutoring, depending on how many students are in the
drop-in center at any given time. Usually, drop-in tutors work with
small groups of students who are studying similar things, but may not
be in the same class. Drop-in tutors also tend to rotate among
students or groups throughout a shift. Drop-in tutoring also attracts
more students who have quick questions about homework and do not feel
they need a full 50-min appointment or those who have “last minute”
questions before a class or exam. In many of the drop-in centers,
multiple tutors are assigned to each shift, which allows for easy
collaboration with other tutors.
Because drop-in tutors need to be ready for almost any question that
comes in, these tutors need to have more advanced knowledge of the
subject and be ready to tutor content from multiple classes in a
single discipline (i.e. Chemistry or Math).
Drop-in tutoring is offered in the following locations:
Chemistry Success Center, Math Tutoring Center, Stats Tutoring
Center, Reading Center, Seidman Tutoring Lab (Pew Campus)