"What Can I Expect During an Appointment?"
Students looking to use our services for the first time are frequently unsure of what to expect. The first step in the tutoring process is for you to prepare for the appointment by actively attempting homework problems or coming with questions from class lectures or assigned reading. If you find that you have trouble understanding something, you can use the online appointment scheduler to book an appointment with one of our math tutors. If you find that you unable to adequately prepare prior to an appointment, please use the online scheduler to cancel your appointment and reschedule for a time when you will be able to devote the time necessary to prepare.
Appointments can be conducted in-person, in LIB 218, or online video sessions via Blackboard Collaborate Ultra. Upon the start of each appointment, your tutor will make sure you are familiar with the Math Tutoring Center's policies and ask you what you would like to cover in your appointment. The more specific you can be in answering this question, the more efficient the appointment will be. Once the tutor knows what you want to cover, they will use a variety of techniques to help you become proficient in using the identified math concept. Tutors may walk you through example problems or discuss the concept in a more abstract way depending on what best fits your learning style. Tutors will also help you understand how to complete homework problems that you struggled with in preparation for the appointment. Once this is accomplished, the tutor may make suggestions for what you should study for your next appointment.
If you are unable to arrive on time to your appointment, please notify us as soon as possible. If we do not hear from you within 20 minutes of the start of your appointment, we will mark the appointment as a "no-show." Please note that if you fail to show up for five appointments within a given semester without notifying us, you will be prohibited from scheduling more appointments within that semester.
"What If I Need Regular Appointments?"
For many students, a single 45-minute appointment is not sufficient to cover all the possible questions you may have from your math class. Math tends to build upon itself, but it also expands into new subjects at a similar rate. For this reason, students may schedule up to three appointments per week for each week of their math class. You can schedule appointments up to a month in advance.
"What If I Schedule an Appointment And Can't Prepare?"
If you schedule an appointment with the Math Tutoring Center and are unable to prepare for the appointment, please cancel the appointment as soon as possible and reschedule for a time that is better for you. If a student comes unprepared to an appointment, after learning about the Academic Support Center's Code of Conduct, the appointment will be marked as a "no-show." If a student receives five no-show statuses in a single semester, they will be prohibited from scheduling appointments for the remainder of that semester.
"What If I Don't Need 45 Minutes?"
If you have a single question that will not require 45 minutes to answer, you may utilize a walk-in appointment. A walk-in lasts 15 minutes and is best utilized for a single homework question that has proven unusually difficult to you. Walk-in appointments are available during designated walk-in hours and taken around scheduled appointments.
To schedule an appointment with the Math Tutoring Center, access the online appointment scheduler. Please note that all students are expected to abide by the Academic Support Center's Code of Conduct.
If you have questions, please contact the Math Tutoring Center at 757.352.4641 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.