Tutoring FAQs

Tutoring FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Why should I use tutoring?

Q: What can I expect from my tutoring session?

Q: How long is the tutoring session?

Q: Are the tutoring sessions 1 on 1?

Q: Who are the tutors?

Q: I am trying to schedule an appointment for my course, but there are no available times. What can I do?

Q: I am not able to schedule for any of the appointment times listed, what can I do?

Q: I don’t have the option for tutoring/don’t see the tutoring link for my course. What should I do?

Q: How much tutoring can I receive?

Q: Where are the tutoring sessions held?

Q: Is there drop-in tutoring available?

Q: How can I schedule/cancel my tutoring session?

Q: Is tutoring available during finals week?

Q: What if I need accommodations during my tutoring sessions?

Q: How do I become a tutor?

Q: My son/daughter is currently attending high school and would like to get additional help from a tutor. How can we schedule a tutoring session?

Q: Is tutoring a FREE service?

 

Q: Why should I use tutoring?

A: Visit the Tutoring Center as soon as you feel you need help. Nothing replaces consistent hard work throughout the semester. Waiting until the last few days before an exam will not only be less productive, but due to a high volume of visits around midterm and finals, you may not be able to book an appointment in time. Book appointments early and utilize our drop-in services as well. Tutors begin on a simple level so students can experience success. They are patient and become understanding of their students’ pace. Once an atmosphere of success has been established, they move on to more challenging work. Our tutors ask questions to promote the student to think independently. When solving a problem they make sure the student understands how the answer was achieved.

Q: What can I expect from my tutoring session?

A: Tutoring sessions are meant to be energetic and interactive. Expect to be actively involved in asking and answering questions, be learning from practice problems, receive feedback, and learn study skills important to cementing your understanding of the subject material. Therefore, we highly encourage the students to bring all pertinent course materials such as their textbook, notes, and all attempted work with questions.

Q: How long is the tutoring session?

A tutoring appointment session lasts one hour and we encourage students to arrive on time and utilize the entire hour of the session.

Drop-in tutoring is open to all walk-in students, and lasts as long as the session is open, between 75 and 120 minutes.

Q: Are the tutoring sessions 1 on 1?

Appointment sessions are comprised of 2-4 student group sessions. Drop-in sessions may include more students, dependent on student demand during that session.

Q: Who are the tutors?

A: Our tutors are undergraduate upperclassmen in good standing who have at least a 3.0 GPA and at least a B+ in the course that they are tutoring. They are highly qualified individuals who are actively involved in various activities and organizations on campus.

Q: I am trying to schedule an appointment for my course, but there are no available times. What can I do?

A: Our tutors are peer tutors, meaning they are students that, in addition to tutoring, also attend class and participate in on-campus and off-campus activities. They put forward a minimum of 6 hours of availability per week on Starfish. During certain times of the semester, such as midterm and finals weeks, demand for tutoring is higher than average and thus scheduling an appointment well in advance will secure your time for tutoring in the future. We also encourage students to utilize their professors’ office hours for additional help.

Q: I am not able to schedule for any of the appointment times listed, what can I do?

A: Please check our drop-in schedule for our most in-demand subject areas such as mathematics, physics, chemistry, health promotion and wellness management, psychology, and pathology and evaluation of orthopedic injuries available on our website and at the Tutoring Center in Savitz 343. We also encourage students to utilize their professor’s office hours for additional help.

Q: I don’t have the option for tutoring/don’t see the tutoring link for my course. What should I do?

A: Although we offer tutoring for over 350 different courses, please be advised that our tutors are peer underclassmen who have actively applied to become tutors and offer only courses that they have taken and excelled in themselves. We also hire based on student demand of the course. If we see that there is an active demand of the course, we will look into recruiting new hires in order to satisfy the students’ needs. Please contact us at tutoring@rowan.edu with your request. Include your name, banner ID, as well as the times you are available. In addition, we encourage all students to utilize their professors’ office hours for assistance in their courses.

Q: How much tutoring can I receive?

A: Tutoring is a FREE service to all matriculated undergraduate Rowan students. In order to meet all student demand, students are allowed 1 hr/course/day. For example, if you wish to have an hour of Spanish I and Calculus I tutoring in one day, you may schedule one appointment for each on the same day, but not 2 hours of Calculus I tutoring. If you feel that you need additional tutoring, please consider utilizing our drop-in sessions, as well as your professor’s office hours.

Q: Where are the tutoring sessions held?

A: Appointment-based tutoring occurs in 343 Savitz Hall, the main hub of the Tutoring Center. Drop-in tutoring occurs in classrooms in James, Robinson, and Science Halls, the schedules and locations of which can differ from one semester to the next. Please be sure to pick up the most recent schedule at the Tutoring Center or visit our webpage for more information.

Q: Is there drop-in tutoring available?

A: Drop-in tutoring is available as additional hours of tutoring for our most in-demand courses, scheduled in classrooms in Robinson, James, and Science Halls. The locations and times of these sessions differ each semester. Please refer to the schedule available on the Tutoring Center webpage under Drop-In tutoring, or stop by the Tutoring Center in Savitz 343 for a paper schedule.

Q: How can I schedule/cancel my tutoring session?

A: Please follow the instructions outlined in the link below to schedule or cancel your tutoring session correctly.

Schedule/Cancel Your Appointment

Please keep in mind that frequent late cancellations (less than 1 hr in advance), can lead to your tutoring privileges to be restricted.

Q: Is tutoring available during finals week?

A: Although tutoring is available during midterm and finals week, please be aware that due to the fact that our tutors are also students, their availability will be limited. Please be sure to schedule at least 2 weeks before the start of midterms and finals in order to secure a tutoring appointment.

Q: What if I need accommodations during my tutoring sessions?

A: Our tutoring sessions are group sessions with a 4-person per group limit. If you feel, after 3 sessions, that an aspect of small-group tutoring has not been beneficial toward your tutoring experience, please see John Woodruff from the Disability Resources office in Savitz Hall, Suite 304, or the Tutoring Coordinator, Laura Repsher

Q: How do I become a tutor?

A: For any students interested in becoming tutors, there is an online application available for them to complete. Please be aware that our tutors must be at a sophomore level or above, they must have at least a 3.0 GPA, they must have a B+ or above in the course they wish to tutor, they must be able to offer at least 6 hours of availability each week, and they must understand that hiring is based on student demand. If interested, please click on the link below to complete our online application.

2018-2019 Academic Year Peer Tutor Application

As part of your application, you will be asked to submit a copy of your most recent and complete unofficial transcript.

Q: My son/daughter is currently attending high school and would like to get additional help from a tutor. How can we schedule a tutoring session?

A: Tutoring services at Rowan University are offered only to Rowan University students for courses they are currently registered in. Please refer to your child’s school guidance counselor in the search for a tutor.

Q: Is tutoring a FREE service?

Yes, tutoring from Rowan’s Tutoring Center is free to all undergraduate Rowan students.