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Our Tutoring Policy

  • ‚ÄčTutors are not instructors; they do not teach or lecture. Tutoring does not replace attending classes, reading assigned texts, seeking help from professors, or studying on your own. Rather, tutoring is a supplement or complement to all of the other actions that successful students do.
  • Tutoring is not a homework or editing service. Do not expect tutors to do your work for you.
  • Tutors can assist with the learning process by doing such things as asking questions, helping to explain difficult concepts, demonstrating the processes that can be used to complete an assignment or prepare for a test, and modeling good study habits.

It is the students' responsibility to notify the tutoring office ( if they cannot attend scheduled tutoring sessions or no longer need tutoring services. Efforts will be made to accommodate all student requests

Tutoring during Covid-19

We are all in a new and uncharted situation. You're not only moving to online tutoring, you're moving to online tutoring during a stressful global crisis that is affecting you in all sorts of ways. Please be kind to yourselves and to each other. Some things you try will work well, and some things will not work so well.

Here are a few things to keep in mind when you are tutoring remotely that will help make your tutoring sessions as successful as ever:

Active Learning. 

Keep track of who's "holding the pencil" in your sessions. How can you ask students questions to engage their learning, instead of just telling them the answers?

This is Hard

Some students of the Atlantic Cape community may be experiencing much harder times than others. This is a new situation for all of us. Remember to be patient with the students.

Expect technological mishaps, missteps, and mistakes. It will get easier with practice and some things are completely out of your control

Resources My Be an Issue

Don't make assumptions about what kinds of access the student and fellow tutors have to resources such as a quiet space to work or sufficient technology.

Connection is Important

Now more than ever peer tutoring is an important time for students to connect. Especially at first, please use some of your tutoring time just to check in with the student and fellow tutors.

Ask for Help

Don't feel like you need to solve problems on your own. Your fellow tutors, and library staff are here for you. Ask for help when you need it.

Adapted from "Learning During COVID-19" Cornell University Learning Strategies Center


Tutoring is a wonderful job where you can make a difference in students' lives.

Here are some tips to help improve your tutoring sessions