Frequently Asked Questions


Q. Where can I find a tutor?

A. Center for Student Excellence, Student Union Annex, north entrance.


Group Tutoring
Q. Can I get one-on-one tutoring or only group tutoring?

A. For a collaborative learning experience, you will be matched with a four students who have the same instructor.


Q. What courses do you offer?

A. Targeted courses are those that have a large enrollment and have historically proven to be difficult, such as the following:

  • Mathematics

  • Chemistry

  • Physics

  • Biological Sciences

  • English

  • History

  • Foreign Languages

  • Accounting and Finance


Q. Can I get a tutor for a laboratory course?

A. No, only lecture portion of the course.


Q. Will a tutor be available during the finals week?

A. No. Scheduled and drop-in tutoring end the last week of classes.


Q. Who can be a peer-tutor?

A. Peer-tutors are faculty-approved undergraduate students with a minimum 3.0 GPA having passed the courses to be tutored with an "A" or "B".  Tutors must be of sophomores when beginning to work with at least one semester on campus


tutoringQ. Are the tutors trained?

A. Extensive training begins prior to the beginning of the term and continues throughout the semester.  Training topics include: student motivation, client evaluation, Socratic questioning, tutorial facilitation, non-verbal communication, learning disabilities, etc.


Q. Can I get answers to my homework problems?

A. NO!  Sessions depend upon you being prepared and ready to participate in the learning process.  When engaged, you will be constructing your own knowledge and improving your skills.

Q. If I fail a test, should I get a tutor?

A. YES!  The sooner you apply, the better! 


Q.  Where is a list of avaialble courses?

A.  Courses change each semester with the pool of qualified tutors, their available work hours, and the established, historic list of requests courses, so there is not a published list.