Setting up Weekly Tutoring

Here are the steps for setting up Weekly Tutoring :

Step #1:  Review tutor availability using our on-line system ("Q&SC Scheduler") which can be accessed from your Academics tab on Inside F&M.   

Step #2:  Complete an on-line Weekly Tutoring Contract.   You will be asked to provide several tutor/day/time preferences that work for your schedule.

Step #3:  A Head Tutor will review your application and set up your Weekly Appointments in the Scheduler.  You will receive a confirmation email with details of your appointments.

Please contact Julie Otter, jotter@fandm.edu, or a head tutor if you need assistance.  

 

"The weekly tutoring programs were great! My tutor was super helpful and was excellent at explaining concepts that I didn't fully understand. It always inspired me to do my homework ahead of my scheduled time so that I knew what I needed to work on with him."

The Tutee Contract

All tutees wll review and sign an on-line contract when they set-up their weekly tutoring because having a weekly tutor is a commitment and the success of the partnership begins with everyone understanding their role and responsibilities.  

As a tutee, I agree to the following: 

  • ​I understand that I am signing up for a weekly, one hour tutoring session. If I cannot keep an appointment, I must notify my tutor with as much notice as possible but at least 4 hours in advance.
  • I agree that any session cancelled 4 hours or less before the scheduled time is counted as a no-show. If I have 2 "no -shows" in a semester, I will lose my tutoring privileges and must meet with the Q&SC Director/Assistant Director for reinstatment.
  • I understand that my tutor is also a student. I agree to not exceed my one hour a week with the tutor and if I have additional questions, to utilize the Q&SC drop in hours, SI/PPW and/or single appointment tutoring.
  • I agree that if I no longer need tutoring, I will notify my tutor.
  • I understand that my tutor is also a student. I agree to not exceed my one hour a week with the tutor and if I have additional questions, to utilize the Q&SC drop in hours, SI/PPW and/or single appointment tutoring.
  • I understand that as demand increases throughout the semester, more tutees may be added to my group. This group will not exceed 3 students.

I also acknowledge my right to be:

  • Treated with respect by my tutors.
  • Informed (upon request) of the kind of data collected by the Q&SC, who will have access to it, how it will be used, and how long it will be kept.
  • Able to submit any questions or concerns I have about my tutoring experience through the Feedback Form on the Q&SC website.

Frequently Asked Questions

 
  • How should I prepare for a tutoring session?

    You should prepare for a tutoring session by planning out what you would like to discuss or receive help with. Write down questions ahead of time or circle problems you are having trouble with. During tutoring sessions, you guide the tutoring process. You should also make an ample effort beforehand to read all your assignments and attempt to answer each question or homework problem. It is important that you bring all applicable notes and books with you since the tutor may not have them available. 

     

  • Who can help me with time management and study skills?

    The Student Resources tab has some basic information on time management and study skills.  You can also come to the Quantitative Science Center for more information and suggestions from our tutors.  In addition, your professor can offer advice if your questions are specific to a certain class.  

     

  • Do I have to pay for tutoring?

    No, tutoring services are free to any student enrolled at Franklin & Marshall College. 

     

  • Can I apply for a tutor even if I'm doing well in the course?

    Can I apply for a tutor even if I'm doing well in the course? Image

    Yes, any student may utilize tutorial services. Even if you are doing well in the course, you are welcome to schedule a tutoring session to ask questions, receive help with time management and study skills, or to receive clarification on course material.  

  • Does my professor know if I have a tutor?

    Your professor's knowledge of the session is up to you. When you attend a tutoring session you will be required to sign a tutee contract in which you can give your tutor permission to provide your professor with feedback about the session. 

     

  • How large are tutoring groups?

    We start out by keeping weekly tutoring one-on-one unless students request to be in a group. However, based on demand for tutors we may have to form small groups throughout the semester. These groups will be kept to no more than 3 students, all of whom are in the same section of the course.