Bill of Rights
What Students Can Expect from a Tutoring Session
- You will receive one-on-one attention.
- You will receive directed, focused help.
- You will know how to do one thing better at the end of a tutoring session than you could when you came in.
- You will participate in a respectful and courteous consultation.
- You will have someone to listen to you and your ideas.
- You will receive help with Writing and Critical Thinking Skills.
- You will receive help finding and using writing resources (e.g. grammar handbooks, library resources).
What Students Shouldn’t Expect
- No one will edit your work for you. Any work that needs to be done on a paper will be done by the student, not the tutor.
- Your tutor will not fix your paper. He or she will help you make it stronger, but it may not be “perfect” at the end of the tutoring session.
- Your tutor will not write the paper for you.
- Your tutor will not tell you what to write, though he/she will guide you so that you can figure that out for yourself.
- A piece of writing cannot be transformed in one session.
- Your tutor will not tell you what grade a paper will, or should, receive. Only the instructor can make comments about grading or assign grades.
What a Tutor Can Expect of a Student
- You should see evidence the student will be doing his/her own work.
- You should be part of a respectful and courteous interaction.
- The student has come to his/her tutoring session with the materials she/he needs to work.
- The student has come to tutoring prepared to work with the tutor.
Attendance Policy: Two excused absences equal one absence.
I understand that I will be assigned a regular tutoring appointment at the same time each week. I agree to attend all scheduled sessions. I am aware that two absences without prior notification will result in the loss of my regular scheduled appointment.