FAQ

What can I expect from tutoring?

A student who comes prepared with specific questions will have those inquiries addressed. The tutor will present learning strategies for the particular subject area and general learning skills. Since tutors are selected based on their academic success and knowledge in the discipline, they will be able to assist the student with concepts. Also, the tutors will be able to share the learning system that has helped them succeed. Tutors receive training throughout the year to improve their tutoring techniques and learn new strategies

What should I do before I see the tutor?

  • Put forth effort to attend the lectures and complete the readings and assignments for the course before you come to tutoring.
  • Bring all books, notes, handouts and assignment sheets related to the course to the tutoring session.
  • Come prepared with questions on the material that needs further exploration.
  • Expect the tutor to assist further understanding of material but not to make up for any lack of effort on your part.
  • If you realize that this subject presents a challenge for you, schedule a regular weekly appointment starting the first week of class.
  • Together, tutor and student can develop a better understanding of the knowledge presented in the course and an improved approach to independent learning.

What will a tutor not do for me?

  • A tutor is not able to do the course work, provide specific answers to test questions or complete an assignment.
  • A tutor cannot be a substitute for a student's not attending class, not completing assigned readings, or not making an effort to understand the material in the course.

What can I do to improve my study strategies?

  • Analyze the syllabus and reading schedules for each course and determine my reading/study rate for each text.
  • Create a study schedule, post it and follow it.
  • Schedule my semester, my week, and my day.
  • Use reading and study strategies, such as KWL and SQ3/4R.
  • Learn how to skim and scan text.
  • Highlight, take notes, and annotate text when I read.
  • Use a note taking system, such as the Cornell System, to combine my lecture notes and text notes to make connections.
  • Take time to review my notes and summarize them after each lecture.
  • Use mind maps when visualizing information.
  • Know the type of test that will be given in each course and create self tests, both objective and subjective.
  • Know how to choose and participate in a productive study group.
  • Visit the instructor during office hours.
  • Seek out the help of a tutor and attend sessions with questions.

Support

LSC Writing Support, Library, 4th Floor, RM. 454, Ext. 5491

Contact person: Borislava Quaintance

  • You can expect help with brainstorming and planning.
  • You can expect help with first, second, and final drafts.
  • You can learn to proofread for your mistakes.
  • Appointments required.

LSC Math Support, Library, 4th Floor, RM. 454, Ext. 5769

Contact person: Mike Martindale

  • Assists students with the following Math courses: all 90 (developmental) and 100 (general education) level courses.
  • Tutoring is given on a walk-in and tutor availability basis.

LSC General Education Courses Support

Contact person: Kerry Luckett, Ext. 4568

  • Assists students with concepts in the General Education disciplines.
  • Provides an informed person with whom to reflect on what is being learned.
  • Helps students develop learning strategies in their discipline.

LSC Reading and Learning Support

Contact person: Ellen Tiernan, Ext. 4568

  • Supports students enrolled in development reading courses.
  • Offers reading-to-learn strategies.
  • Assists students in developing strategies for college learning.
  • Appointments required.