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Tutoring FAQs

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Appointments are almost always 1-on-1 consultations. In Walk-In, although we try our best effort to provide 1-on-1 tutoring, our limited supply of tutors and the varying need for tutoring may prompt us to ask if you would join a group session in order to ensure you are seen in a timely manner.

During Walk-In, we are flexible in how long it takes to meet your various needs. However, due to the fact our brains cannot focus for more than 45-minutes at a time, we aim to address your needs and questions within 30-minutes. We may encourage you to take a break and try the problems on your own. Appointments are scheduled in 1-hour blocks.

To get the most out of Tutoring, you need to have a plan for what you are wanting to discuss. Take some time to reflect on what you know really well in a topic and also what you are struggling with most. This will help you better understand what you want out of Tutoring and how to articulate your needs to a Tutor.

No. You must be the sole contributor to any work you submit for a grade in order to uphold academic integrity. If you bring your homework, Tutors will create similar problems for you to work through. However, Tutors will observe your process for learning a process and make suggestions if needed.

Tutors are not content specialists. Instead, Tutors have content experience. Therefore, Tutors are mentors and coaches for their various subjects of experience and help you understand the fundamental skills you need in order to meet your course requirements.

Absolutely! We actually encourage post-test review sessions so that you understand what elements you still need to strengthen before taking your next scheduled exam.

Our Tutors are both undergraduate and graduate students who have taken your course(s) and were recommended by faculty teaching that course. We do not offer professional Tutors since peer tutoring is a rich and more dynamic method of learning.

Our recommendation is that students come for tutoring eight (8) days before any major assignment. This allows enough time for you to implement and revisit Tutoring regarding any recommendations or plans your Tutor suggested.

No. The Office of Learning Resources offers Tutoring free of charge. Students offering private tutoring are not associated with our office and may charge a fee.

The Office of Learning Resources supports many introductory and lower-level courses to help students transition to the demands of higher education. Students in courses not supported by Tutoring are encouraged to meet with their instructors and are welcome to schedule Academic Coaching for help with learning skills.



Roesch Library
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 1302