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Peer and Professional Tutoring

What is Tutoring and how can it help me?

Would you like to better understand your course material? Are you dissatisfied with your current grade? Do you want to maintain or improve your course grade? If you answered "yes" to any of these questions then tutoring may be the answer for you! Tutoring is a free service offered to ALL North Carolina Wesleyan College students. The Student Success Center offers both individual and group assistance by trained Peer Tutors and/or Professional Tutors.

FACT: During the 2011-2012 academic year, 67% of all students who attended five or more tutorials earned a grade of C or better for the course in which they received assistance.

Who are Peer/Professional Tutors?

A Peer Tutor is a student who has earned a GPA of 2.7 or better and has received a B+ or better in the course for which they are providing assistance. Peer Tutors have earned at least 24 credit hours (sophomore standing). Peer Tutors go through training and developmental activities that will better prepare them to help you achieve your goals!

A Professional Tutor is a community member with a bachelors degree (master degree preferred) in the specific subject that they are tutoring. Professional Tutors work in the field of their degree.

FACT: Faculty often recommend Peer Tutors to provide assistance in a subject.

How do I sign up for a tutor?

Click on the online tutor request link above, complete the request, and submit electronically. Your tutor request will be processed by Student Success Center staff and you will be assigned a tutor. You should hear from your tutor within 2-3 days.

FACT: Peer and Professional Tutors conducted over 200 tutorial sessions with students during the 2011-2012 academic year.

What should I expect when I have completed the Online Request for Tutoring?

You should expect a phone call or e-mail from your tutor within 2-3 working days of receipt of your request. During the phone call, your tutor will conveniently schedule an appointment, time, and location based on both of your time commitments. If your tutor does not contact you, please stop by the Student Success Center or contact the Director of Academic Support Services at x5274.

What can I do to be prepared for our session?

You will want to do the following in preparation for working with your tutor:

  1. Read the chapters in your textbook(s) before coming to your session.
  2. Do as much of the homework as you can prior to your session. This means working on your math problems, creating an outline of the paper you are writing, etc.
  3. Bring your syllabus, class notes, textbook(s), quizzes, and other assignments with you to your session.
  4. Prepare a list of questions concerning the material in which you would like assistance.

It is important to realize that tutoring is additional assistance for you and that the tutor will not do the work for you!