Academic Enhancement Services
The goal of this program is to improve student grades in historically difficult courses and to foster an environment of learning, where seeking academic assistance is not seen as remediation, but rather than a critical component of academic success.
Who can participate?The program is intended help medical, doctorate of physical therapy, and IMS students who are in need of academic assistance. Students do not have to be experiencing academic difficulty to participate in this program. We encourage all students to take advantage of this program.
How much does it cost?Tutors are available at no cost to students. The Office of Student Diversity and Enrichment pays 100% of the tutor fees.
How do I make arrangements to have a tutor work with me?Stop by the Office of Student Diversity and Enrichment to complete a tutor request form and receive a list of available tutors. Students in need of academic assistance are required to contact a tutor from the list and set up a tutoring schedule. Requests for tutors can be made throughout the year.
How are tutoring services provided?In most cases, tutoring will be one-on-one. The type of tutoring sessions(s) will depend on available tutors. It is the responsibility of the student to set up appointments with the tutor.
Who provides tutoring services?Current medical or doctorate of physical therapy students who have been deemed course competent in the subject matter he/she will render tutelage facilitate academic assistance sessions. Students are recommended or endorsed by the Course Director(s) of the course in which he/she will render tutelage.
Is there a limit to the number of hours a student can be tutored?There is no limit to the number of hours you can receive tutoring services.
- Attend all sessions you arrange with your tutor.
- Be on time for all sessions.
- Bring all notes, papers, handouts and class syllabi with you to your session.
- Be prepared to ask questions: your tutor's job is not to simply restate the information presented in class.
- Promote an environment of active learning.
- Be on time for all appointments.
- Check e-mail and voicemail daily for tutoring requests.
- Respond to tutoring requests within 48 hours so that the student may make other arrangements if there is no availability.
- Be willing and able to develop a rapport with your tutee.
- Make the tutee feel comfortable.
- Ask questions that require explanations - not "yes" or "no" responses.
- Be very patient; you are assisting because you confronted the same materials and mastered them. Your goal is for the student to understand the material, but it may take time and a variety of approaches and explanations.
- Use concrete examples - draw it, show relationships.
- Maintain a tutoring log to include the list of tutees, subject matter, and the length of each tutoring session.
- Turn in timesheets and tutoring log on time.
Any information shared with you by the students regarding their grades or personal stressors is confidential.
For additional information
Nazach Rodriguez-Snapp in the Office of Student Diversity and Enrichment, Room 1114, or firstname.lastname@example.org