When you enter the Learning Center for walk-in tutoring, you will either find your
tutor, or you can ask the front desk attendant to help you locate them. Your tutor
will then ask you to sign in.
You and a trained tutor should have a brief discussion that helps set the agenda for
the tutoring session. The information you provide to your tutor in the first few minutes
of the session is essential to a productive tutoring session. The tutor, especially
if this is your first time meeting with each other, needs to learn about you, the
class, and your understanding of the course’s concepts. During a walk-in session,
the tutor will use these strategies to help you. However, it is important to remember
that walk-in session time must be divided between you and the other students who arrive
during the scheduled walk-in session.
- While we will try to help you understand the course material and learn new strategies
for academic success, a walk-in session should be viewed as “learning triage.” For
extensive concerns or to work on large projects, please consider scheduling an appointment
with a tutor through Cardinal Star.
- The tutor may not be able to address all of your concerns during the walk-in — especially
if you arrive minutes before the walk-in session ends or if the walk-in is particularly
- Remember to check with the tutor for his/her walk-in schedule.
As much as tutors want to assist you, they will not be able to go over all the material
and will not do the work for you. After your questions have been answered or if the
shift ends, you'll complete your sign-out paperwork with your tutor.