Does talking about course material with a peer help you understand it better? Do you seek one-on-one assistance in a course? If so, the Tutoring Program at Denison University might be able to help. Best of all, Denison's Tutoring Program is no charge for students.
It is a program designed for students who are seeking additional assistance to improve their academic performance. Tutors are available for almost all academic subjects. Denison tutors are students who have been selected by academic department faculty and have completed a tutor training program conducted by the Academic Support & Enrichment Center.
The following resources are available on MyDenison, in the "Campus Resources" area under "Academic Support":
- Request a Tutor
- Apply to Become a Tutor
- List of Head Tutors
- Forms for Current Tutors
- Departmental Drop-In Sessions
- Departmental Tutoring Hours
When should I get a tutor?
As you experience difficulty in a course, speak with your professor first, and then request a tutor to assist you. The online tutor request form is available in the Campus Resources area of MyDenison. Once you have requested a tutor, the tutor will be in touch with you via e- mail to set up tutoring sessions. Your professor will be notified that you are receiving a tutor in his/her course. Regular tutoring sessions throughout the semester are expected when you request a tutor. New tutor requests will not be honored after the 12th week of the semester.
How can I request a tutor?
You can request a tutor via the web in the Campus Resources area of MyDenison and fill out the necessary information. A list of potential tutors will be available online when you make your tutor request.
How do I pay a tutor?
The Academic Support & Enrichment Center will pay for your tutoring expenses. Each time you meet, the tutor will ask you to sign a Tutor Verification form to track your tutor appointments so that the university can pay him or her.
What should I bring to the tutoring session?
Before meeting with your tutor, think about why you are requesting tutoring. Do you struggle with course concepts, have difficulty successfully completing homework assignments/exercises, want to talk about an upcoming test, hope to go over your class notes with a tutor, etc.? Jotting down a list of questions to discuss with the tutor might be helpful. Determining the purpose of the tutoring session is an effective way to prepare. When you meet your tutor, bring course-related materials (textbook, class notes, handouts, previous exams, study guides, etc.) that will help make the tutoring session as productive as possible.
What is expected of me as a tutee?
When requesting a one-on-one tutor through the Academic Support & Enrichment Center, a tutee must agree to the conditions listed in the Tutee Expectations document, available in the Campus Resources/Academic Support area of MyDenison.
What are other sources of help?
You should meet with your professors and faculty advisor regularly. The Writing Center is another resource to help with papers and assignments.
Many academic departments sponsor free peer tutoring on a walk-in basis. Consult the Campus Resources/Academic Support area in MyDenison for a full list of department-sponsored tutoring options.
Finally, feel free to visit the Academic Support & Enrichment Center (Doane 102) to talk about study strategies and learn about other sources of academic support.
The University Tutoring Program is coordinated by Heather Johnston Welliver, Associate Director of Academic Support & Enrichment
Academic Support & Enrichment Center - Doane 102 - 740-587-6666 - email@example.com