Frequently Asked Questions:
Where should I tutor?
All peer tutors and academic coaches must meet with tutees in the library. Choose a location that keeps distractions to a minimum. Special arrangements can be made for those needing the use of rooms outside the library. SI tutors should reserve a room in the same building as the course is held.
Choosing a Table
Make sure to choose a table that is large enough to accommodate the activities you and your tutee(s) will be doing. Do you have enough room for books, notes, and any other materials you and your tutee may need? To encourage open, two-way communication, try to sit side-by-side or directly across from your tutee. If you are tutoring small groups (2-5 people), make sure everyone is in a circle, which promotes equal opportunities to participate as a talker and a listener.
Can I eat during tutoring sessions?
Plan eating times that do not interfere with your tutoring. Small snacks and drinks are acceptable.
What should I wear?
The Tutoring Center does not have an official dress code, but does ask that you dress appropriately. Revealing clothing can make others perceive you as less than credible while overdressing can make you seem unapproachable. Tutees relate to tutors as fellow students - not teachers or professionals. How you present yourself can add value to your session without a lot of effort.
You will be working in close proximity with your tutee so be mindful that smells can be distracting. Some common odors to think about before going on duty are:
- Excessive perfume or cologne
- Coming straight from the gym
- Cigarette smoke
- Strong food odors such as coffee or garlic
What paperwork do I need to hand in?
As a tutor for Kutztown University, it is important that you keep accurate records of your tutoring sessions. These records are used to verify your tutoring hours as well as to track tutoring contact hours as required by the state of Pennsylvania.
All tutors are required to complete and have your tutee(s) complete sign-in sheets. These sheets are available below and can be found at Tutoring Services in Rohrbach Library Room 30. Forms must be submitted to Tutoring Services weekly.
Peer tutors need to complete the Tutee Goal Worksheet each time they meet with a tutee, however only the front of the form needs to be photocopied and handed in to Tutoring Services after the first meeting with tutee. After the first meeting, tutors should use the attendance sheet to keep track of time. This is true also for academic coaches, who will use the Study Skills Goals Worksheet the first time meeting with a new coachee. SIs and Lab tutors do not need to complete goal sheet, however they MUST have students sign in on attendance sheets and hand these sheets in weekly.
Have a question that is not answered here? Simply email firstname.lastname@example.org or stop by our office (RL 30)
Academic Coach Forms:
Peer Tutor Forms: