TRiO SSS tutoring is offered to TRiO SSS members as follows:
Professional staff: Students may make on-going appointments to work on mathematics or liberal arts courses.
Peer tutors: Two hours of tutoring per week can be arranged for most RIT undergraduate courses. Please contact Judy Bernhart, the Academic Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org, for upper level courses or courses that are rarely offered. Your support specialist can give you tutor request forms.
Drop-in tutors: Drop-in tutoring is held on most weekend days during the quarter. Drop-in tutors can provide support in most math courses, physics and chemistry, lower level engineering, and programming courses. For the current quarter schedule, click here.
Tutor Assignments: Peer tutors are assigned to students in person or by email from the Academic Coordinator. Students and tutors are supplied with contact information and are instructed to meet at the TRiO SSS office, SAU 2140, to sign a tutoring agreement and schedule a tutoring time.
- Get started promptly.
- Meet with the Academic Coordinator if you are encountering any problems with your tutor (i.e. you haven.t heard from your tutor, your schedules don.t match up, etc.)
- Use other resources to be actively engaged with the course material (i.e. sample textbook problems, professor's office hours, notes, and classmates).
- Ask tutors questions; get confirmation; and get explanations.
- Use tutors to help review material.
- Use tutors to help organize or prioritize your learning.
- Have your tutor listen to your summaries or verbal explanations of the material.
- Have a regular meeting time and place.
How to apply to be a tutor:
- Pick up an application in the TRiO SSS office, SAU 2140.
- To be considered for a position, you must schedule a thirty minute appointment with Judy Bernhart, Academic Coordinator, email@example.com.
All TRiO SSS tutors are required to participate in tutor training conducted by the Academic Support Center (www.rit.edu/studentaffairs/asc/tutoring_overview.php). TRiO SSS tutors are required to attend workshops 2, 3, 4, and 5. Any TRiO SSS math tutor must also attend workshop 13.
Each workshop is one hour long. Tutors are paid for attending the workshops. In addition tutors may attend electives to improve their skills. It is not necessary to complete all the tutor training requirements before the tutor begins working with students.
For a complete list of other tutoring services at RIT: www.rit.edu/studentaffairs/asc/tutoring_overview.php