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Appointments vs. Drop-Ins
Tutoring sessions begin on the half hour-8:00, 8:30, 9:00, etc. Students who drop in the Tutoring Center are welcome to a portion of a 30 minute session as long as they understand the session will end on the half hour. Ten or fifteen minutes is perfect for the student who has a couple of specific questions in any subject area. The tutors want to be as flexible as possible in order to serve as many students as possible.
The Tutoring Center offers several delivery methods for tutoring and information to serve as many students as possible.
Appointments guarantee a student a thirty-minute, one-on-one session with a tutor at a particular time. It is the student's responsibility to make and keep the appointment. The student should come to the session with a list of specific questions. Appointments work well for students who are working on papers or reports due by a certain date or who are preparing for tests on a certain date. Appointments are especially important for essays, lab reports, and research papers. Appointments are also open to groups of students who are preparing one project for an instructor, and the entire group should be present for the appointment.
Certain times of the day are reserved for drop-ins. Drop-ins are tutored on a first come, first served basis. The student who encounters problems with a concept in a math or science course and who needs immediate help may decide to come as a drop-in. Furthermore, a student who has trouble scheduling a regular appointment may find the drop-in time convenient.
The Tutoring Center will offer group tutoring sessions in math and science. A tutor will be available at a table to help students who may be working on different problems. The tutor's job is to help the student get started, answer questions, and observe as the student works similar problems on his/her own. The tutor will move from student to student.
Students can participate in a variety of workshops designed and presented by or sponsored by the Tutoring Center, including the following: Test Taking Skills, Time Management and Study Skills, Plagiarism: The Workshop, Reading Strategies for College Students, Stress Management, Note Taking Skills, Active Listening, Pinning Procrastination to the Mat, etc.