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Frequently Asked Questions

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Tutoring is here to help you become a more independent and successful learner. However, it is your responsibility to seek out services, and make use of them. Some things you will be responsible for:

  • Attend all scheduled tutoring sessions. Tutoring is free, but you must contact your peer tutor if you need to cancel or if you are going to be late. If you cancel or miss more than one session, you will be removed from your tutor's active roster of students.
  • Be on time and prepared for all tutoring sessions.
  • Regularly attend all courses for which you are receiving tutoring.

Failure to do any the above may result in the termination of services.

If you have any questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to contact the Tutor Coordinator.

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Your professor is always your best resource for the course. You should meet with your professor during office hours, or schedule an appointment. Check your syllabus for their office, phone number, and office hours. You may also make an appointment with the Director of Academic Success to discuss study strategies. There are several online tools that can be extremely helpful, including Khan Academy, for learning specific course concepts or formulas.  Lastly, reach out to your classmates and create your own study group to work together on difficult material and hold each other accountable.

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Peer Tutors are students who have done well academically and have demonstrated a strong understanding of the courses they are tutoring.  They receive additional training and are experienced in methods that will help you learn the concepts and content in the course.

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The typical tutoring session lasts for one hour and occurs once each week.

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The Math Lab and Writing Center both have scheduled hours for drop-in assistance. All other tutoring is done by request and based on you and your tutor's schedules.  Tutoring is not offered for winterim or summer courses.

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Tutoring sessions must occur on the Edgewood College Campus, but can be at a location that makes most sense for both you and your tutor.  

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Tutor availability varies by semester.  However, tutoring is intended for, and focused primarily on, 100 & 200 level undergraduate courses. The Tutor Coordinator will attempt to find a tutor for other courses, based on the request and the time of semester.  It is often not possible to find a peer tutor for upper-level courses.  Tutoring services are not available for graduate courses.

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Nothing!  Tutoring is FREE for all Edgewood College students. However, our tutors are also Edgewood students, and so their time is valuable. If you need to cancel or arrive late, you are expected to contact your tutor and let him or her know.

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Edgewood students who have satisfied the pre-requisites of the course.