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What to Expect from Tutoring

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Qualified, Trained Tutors

Tutoring and Learning Center (TLC) offers a tutoring program certified by the College Reading & Learning Association (CRLA). Our tutors are trained to guide the student through challenging concepts within a given academic discipline. TLC tutors will engage the student’s critical thinking skills and re-enforce effective problem solving and study techniques.

What our Tutors Can Do

  • Clarify concepts that the student has already been exposed to in class.
  • Help you understand the text and how to efficiently access the information.
  • Provide tips and resources for studying the material.
  • Provide examples and repetition required to master a concept.

What our Tutors Cannot Do

  • Teach material you missed in your class (tutoring is not a makeup event for classroom instruction).
  • Help you with a take home test or quizzes of any kind.
  • Do your homework assignment for you, nor guide you through your homework assignment.
  • Guarantee a higher grade, or that your work is error-free. All student work is the student’s responsibility.

If You Use our Services Please Consider the Following

  • The TLC does not offer tutoring in every possible subject, but our tutors can assist you with the study skills which can contribute to future success in any course.
  • One of the keys to success in your course is class attendance. 
  • Seeking tutoring as early as possible will allow for more time to gain understanding of the course content. If you struggle with a subject, seek tutoring out early, and take advantage of Supplemental Instructions sessions (if offered).
  • Come to your tutoring session ready to learn. Read assigned chapters and notes before your tutoring appointment. Bring your text, notes, calculators, paper, pencils, or other class specific material needed to work through problems.
  • Do not ask or expect a tutor to help you cram for a test. Preparation for your tutoring session will make it much more productive and efficient.