During tutoring sessions, ARC Tutors will answer questions you have about concepts and class material and they’ll guide the discussion using a Socratic approach, engaging you in dialogue that involves asking and answering lots of questions to allow for your better comprehension and understanding of course material. Additionally, Tutors can provide suggestions on how to study to reach your academic goals, including how to take more efficient notes, how to read the textbook more effectively, and how to streamline your study sessions. When attending a session you should bring your course syllabus, course notes and textbook(s), and any questions you might have for the Tutor.
What to Expect When Working with a Tutor Tutoring at the ARC is very interactive and designed to assist you in doing the work yourself.Tutoring sessions are designed to be supplemental to class work—to reinforce work you’ve already started in class.
When You Meet with a Tutor You Should:
take tutoring sessions as seriously as classroom lectures, applying yourself as diligently as you would in class
be prompt for all sessions, or call promptly to notify the tutor of an absence or lateness
come to sessions prepared, having read all assigned texts, with specific questions, assignments and/or lists of problem areas from which your Tutor can begin to work
respect the Tutor’s time, dignity, cultural background and personal values
be considerate to fellow students who share group sessions
bring all appropriate textbooks, assignments, and supplies that are necessary