Expectations for Tutors
WaLC Tutors are expected to
- Enroll in a one-hour-credit tutor training class taught by the WaLC Director.
- Familiarize themselves with your course syllabus.
- Visit classes at the beginning of the semester to introduce themselves to students and to explain the WaLC’s policies.
- Consult with you throughout the semester to discuss assignments, expectations, and any questions they have about the course.
- Encourage students to communicate with you outside of class about their progress.
- Facilitate collaborative, small-group tutoring sessions in which each student is actively engaged in exploring and learning the material.
- Offer resources and strategies for effective study and efficient time management.
- Record detailed summaries of their tutoring sessions in GradesFirst each week.
- Uphold the Tutor Code of Ethics and the WaLC’s Policies for Students.
WaLC Tutors are not expected to
- Complete students’ work for them or re-lecture information that students missed.
- Attend class meetings or teach classes in your absence.
- Address assignments in their tutoring sessions that you have deemed off limits (e.g. take home tests or online quizzes).
- Hold tutoring sessions outside of the WaLC, unless prior arrangements are made with the Director and with you.
- Provide tutoring support for distance courses. Students in distance courses should use the Smarthinking tutoring program or refer to the WaLC's online writing and learning resources.
- Suggest a grade for an assignment addressed in tutoring or criticize grades students
have received in your class.