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Tutoring Sessions

What to Expect

  • Tutors are not instructors and not expected to know everything.  They have been recommended by professors and have been successful students in designated content areas. 
  • Tutoring is offered to help learners benefit as much as possible from classroom instruction by providing opportunities to work with knowledgeable peers.
  • Learners work generally one-on-one with a tutor. 
  • Tutoring tends to be most effective when used proactively and regularly. Do not wait until the last minute.
  • Tutoring takes place in different locations across campus. Tutors who are bilingual may be available on designated evenings.
  • Tutors may refer learners back to their instructor, since content may not be covered in the same way for every class. 
  • Tutors may ask learners to take a break and review what they have learned from the session. Giving the mind a rest is important when learning new concepts and methods.

Make the Most Out of Tutoring

  • Come to tutoring prepared. Complete as much of the homework or content in advance and mark difficult concepts or problems to discuss during tutoring. Write down at least 3 questions prior to a tutoring session.
  • It is important to bring class notes, book, syllabus, and other materials to the session. Having the appropriate material will help in conversation with the tutor.


Roesch Library
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 1302