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.
Who are Peer/Professional Tutors?
A Peer Tutor is a student who has earned a GPA of 3.0 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!
FACT: During the Fall 2016 semester, 80% of all students who utilized tutorial services earned a grade of C or better for the courses in which they received assistance.
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 at the bottom of this page, 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 540 tutorial sessions with students during the 2016-2017 academic year.
What should I expect when I have completed the Online Request for Tutoring?
You should expect an e-mail from your tutor within 2-3 working days of receipt of your request. Within that email, 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 Coordinator of Academic Support Services at x5275.
What can I do to be prepared for our session?
You will want to do the following in preparation for working with your tutor:
- Read the chapters in your textbook(s) before coming to your session.
- 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.
- Bring your syllabus, class notes, textbook(s), quizzes, and other assignments with you to your session.
- 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!
Peer & Professional Tutoring Service
The Peer and Professional Tutoring Services serves as a resource for students, where free tutoring is offered for various courses. Students looking to refresh those skills or improve their grade should consider tutoring services. Students will be able to work one-on-one with a tutor or staff on a drop in basis or by scheduling an appointment.
The Math Lab serves as a resource for students, where free tutoring is offered for all levels of Math. Students looking to refresh math skills or improve math grade (even from a B to a A) should consider the Math Lab. Students will be able to work one-on-one with a tutor on staff on a drop-in basis or by scheduling an appointment.
Monday – Thursday
1:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Pearsall Library (PEL 146)
Interested in being a Tutor? Complete our Tutor Application and see if you qualify.