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Tutoring/Study Groups

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FAQs for Tutees

Who can request a tutor?

Students in our target population as well as William C. Parker scholarship recipients are eligible to receive tutoring or any students who requests a tutor.
How much does it cost?

CARES pays for one hour of tutoring per week.

Is it confidential?

FERPA does not allow any student information to be given out. All information is kept confidential. Tutoring sessions are private and one-on-one. Tutors and tutees arrange their own time and place to meet (ideally, on a regular basis).

Who are tutors?

Tutors are students who have done well in their past classes and decided to share their knowledge. Tutors apply to the CARES and are trained by the Learning Specialist.

How are tutored assigned?

We will assign you with a tutor who has done very well in the course for which you request a tutor. If we do not have a tutor for the course which you've requested a tutor, we will try to hire someone. You will be notified in either case.

I applied for a tutor and haven't heard anything yet, what's going on?

We will email you if/when you are assigned a tutor. For some courses we experience a high demand for peer tutors but do not have enough tutors to fill the requests we get. If you haven't heard back yet, please be patient and know that we are working hard to find you a tutor. Be sure to attend your professor/instructor's office hours for help.

What if I no longer need a tutor?

Contact the Learning Specialist to let them know you want to cancel your request. If you been assigned a tutor and have been meeting with him/her, alert your tutor of your decision to cancel your tutoring.

What if I'm a student athlete?

CATS provide tutoring for student athletes.

FAQs about Study Groups

What Is a Study Group?

  • A small group of students facilitated by a tutor
  • Meets together regularly once a week; additional review sessions may be scheduled before an exam
  • Discuss concepts, confusions, and insights into course material
  • Leader helps the students to get organized and to decide which questions are most basic or important
  • Helps students organize their thoughts, test their understanding, learn how to approach material, and understand basic concepts

Why Join a Study Group?
Students say:
"I really enjoyed my tutors…they were very helpful. I would definitely recommend them[the study groups]."

"My grade improved just from coming to MA 111."

"…was a great tutor and even made time for me outside of group to help me before test even though she had several tests that week."

"Always fun and helpful."

"Honestly, everything was great. My study group helped me to do well in BIO 103 and I would suggest it to anyone considering joining a study group."

"It was a good environment, and it help me study better."

"My tutor explained things in an easy to understand way."

"My tutor was always open for questions any time I needed help."

"It showed me more steps to figuring the problems out."

"It broke down the concepts further and made them more comprehensible."

"It helped me solve some of the problems that I could not solve. It also cleared up some of the material that I wasnot confident about."

"You got to hear the other students explain how they remembered or retained certain information as well as their study tactics."

What Should I Do Before Going to My Study Group?

  • Review class notes and assigned reading
  • Attempt the current problem set
  • Jot down questions or concepts that are unclear to you
  • Prepare yourself to be able to discuss course concepts and homework during the study group session

What Should I Bring to My Study Group?

  • Homework
  • Course textbook
  • Paper, pens, pencils


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