How to Prepare for Tutoring
- Look through your homework before coming to tutoring
Knowing what concepts or part of a concept you are having an issue with beforehand will help your tutor help you.
- Be honest with your tutor
No one will judge you for not understanding the material or not doing well on exams. Honesty will help you maximize your time with the tutors.
- Don’t expect your tutor to give you all the answers
The tutors are there to help and guide you through the problems, not do your homework for you.
- Come in with reasonable expectations
Engineering courses are not easy and require persistent work. You’re not going to turn your grade around with an hour of tutoring. Come in frequently and keep working at it. Remember the tutors are students and they may need some time to figure out the problem themselves.
- Arrive in a good mental and physical state
Make sure you’re well rested and ready to work
- Be active in your tutoring session
Ask as many questions as you need.
Supported Study Halls vs. Tutoring
Supported study halls are where students gather to do homework and study. Whether you work independently or in a group, there are tutors in the room to help if you have questions or need clarification. Attending Supported Study Halls weekly will help you feel very prepared for exams and alleviate any unnecessary stress or frustration.