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Tutoring F.A.Q.

  1. What is tutoring? 
  2. Who may use the tutor program?  
  3. How do I request assistance? 
  4. How much does tutoring cost? 
  5. When is tutoring offered?  Do I need to make an appointment? 
  6. For which subjects and classes can I request a tutor? 
  7. Do I need to talk to my instructor before submitting my Tutor Request Form? 
  8. How will I be notified when I am assigned a tutor? 
  9. How long will it take to be assigned a tutor? 
  10. What should I do if I need to miss a tutoring session? 
  11. If I am late for an appointment, will the tutor wait for me? 
  12. When should I submit a Tutor Request Form? 
  13. Do I need to prepare for a tutoring session? 
  14. What should I bring to a tutoring session? 
  15. Can I get tutoring for more than one class? 
  16. How long will I be permitted to meet with the tutor? 
  17. What if I need more help than the tutors can give me? 
  18. Can I get a tutor to help me online? 
  19. I have a complaint about a tutor or about Tutoring Services in general. Whom should I contact? 
  20. I want to be a tutor.  How do I apply? 

 

  1. What is tutoring? 
    • “To teach or guide usually individually in a special subject or for a particular purpose.”  (Merriam-Webster Dictionary, 2011).
    • It is important to remember that tutoring is NOT someone to do your homework or go over a take-home exam. They are guides that have mastered the subject material and want to help you do so as well.
     
  2. Who may use the tutor program?
    • Any student at Terra State Community College may request a tutor for a course in which they are currently enrolled.  
     
  3. How do I request assistance?
    • Stop by B-105 or call the Academic Service Center at 419-559-2109.
     
  4. How much does tutoring cost?
    • The Tutoring Program at Terra Community College is FREE for all currently enrolled students.
     
  5. When is tutoring offered?  Do I need to make an appointment?
    • Tutoring is offered anytime the campus is open and you and your tutor agree to meet.  Tutoring can only take place on Terra’s campus and you will need to schedule the appointment during time slots made available by each tutor.
     
  6. For which subjects and classes can I request a tutor?
    • You may request a tutor for any class you are currently enrolled in that you feel you would like a tutor for.  However, some classes have more available tutors than others.
     
  7. Do I need to talk to my instructor before submitting my Tutor Request Form?
    • It is beneficial for you to discuss your decision to request a tutor with your instructor before doing so.  Initiating contact with your instructor will not only help you build a relationship with your instructor, but also allow them the chance to help you or offer guidance to the tutor.   
     
  8. How will I be notified when I am assigned a tutor?
    • Since you are selecting a time slot yourself, you will not be notified except to remind you of your upcoming appointment. It is your responsibility to meet your tutor in the Academic Service Center, B-105 on the day you selected.
     
  9. How long will it take to be assigned a tutor?
    • This will depend greatly on the class for which you are requesting a tutor.  However, since you are choosing your own tutor, we will not know that you need help. If you do not see the subject you need in the schedule, please let the Academic Service Center front desk staff know so they can attempt to find a suitable tutor. 
     
  10. What should I do if I need to miss a tutoring session?
    • Sometimes things come up.  Your tutor will understand this.  It is important that if you must cancel a tutoring appointment, you do so at least 24 hours prior to your scheduled appointment.  You may cancel via the TutorTrac system or call the Academic Service Center front desk at 419-559-2109. If you miss two sessions without 24 hours advanced notice, your tutoring eligibility may be discontinued for the remainder of the semester.
     
  11. If I am late for an appointment, will the tutor wait for me?
    • If you are running late for a tutoring session, you will want to contact your tutor or the Academic Service Center front desk at 419-559-2109 as soon as possible.  Tutors often have very busy schedules and may not be able to wait more than 15 minutes for you to arrive.
     
  12. When should I submit a Tutor Request Form?
    • You no longer need to! Just log-in to the TutorTrac system and select a time that works for you! 
     
  13. Do I need to prepare for a tutoring session?
    • YES!  You should always come to your tutoring sessions prepared by:
      • Completing all class reading.
      • Completing all homework.
      • Having specific questions ready regarding areas of difficulty.
      • Reviewing course content prior to each tutoring session. 
     
  14. What should I bring to a tutoring session?
    • You should always bring:
      • Your course syllabus.
      • Your lecture notes.
      • Your class textbook.
      • Pen, pencil, highlighter.
      • Calculator if necessary. 
      • Any prior tests or quizzes you have completed. 
     
  15. Can I get tutoring for more than one class?
    • Yes!  You may schedule tutoring for each class you are interested in having a tutor for and your tutor may be different for each subject area.
     
  16. How long will I be permitted to meet with the tutor?
    • Tutoring sessions are limited to the second week of classes through the final week of regular class sessions (no tutoring takes place during the first week of classes or during final exam week) and no more than three hours per week of scheduled tutoring sessions for each class in which you are receiving a tutor.  
     
  17. What if I need more help than the tutors can give me?
    • There are other ways to receive help at Terra.  You could start by talking with your instructor, academic advisor, or by visiting the Writing or Math Assistance Labs, located in the Academic Service Center. 
     
  18. Can I get a tutor to help me online?
    • Yes!  Terra offers several options for online tutoring.  Just check out www.etutoring.org for more details.
     
  19. I have a complaint about a tutor or about Tutoring Services in general.  Whom should I contact?
    • If something is not going quite right or perhaps you just do not mesh well with your tutor, you should contact the Assistant Director of the Academic Service Center as soon as possible.  You can do this by stopping into the ASC in B-105, calling 419-559-2109, or emailing asc@terra.edu and requesting to meet with the Assistant Director.  
     
  20. I want to be a tutor.  How do I apply?
    • Applying to be a tutor is easy!  You can do so by contacting Career Services at 419-559-2252 or stopping by the office at A-100.  You could also contact the Assistant Director of the Academic Service Center to learn more about this opportunity.  You can do this by stopping into the ASC in B-105, calling 419-559-2109, or emailing asc@terra.edu and requesting to meet with the Assistant Director.