Tutor Quick Start Guide
During the fall and spring semesters, A-LEC tutoring takes place Sundays 5 – 10 PM, Monday through Thursday 2 – 10 PM, and Fridays 2 – 5 pm. But not all courses are covered at all times. Check the current tutor schedule for details on what's covered when.
Tutoring is handled on a drop-in basis. You don't need an appointment—come without warning. If we advertise that tutoring for a certain course is available from 7 to 10 PM on Tuesday nights, that doesn't mean you're supposed to be there on time at 7. Come anytime between 7 and 9:20. (Don't wait till 9:55) If everyone came right at 7, we'd be overloaded!
Most tutoring is one-to-one, or in a group of two or three students working with a tutor on the same questions. Occasionally, we will do larger group sessions, e.g. preparing for a test.
When you come in, tell the person at the front desk what you are here for ("ECO 1311"). If possible, we'll connect you with an appropriate tutor right away. If the tutor you need is working with another student, we'll ask you to wait, and then let you know when the time is right.
Feel free to request a particular tutor ("I'd like to work with Alcibiades Anaxagoras Anonymous")—but, if that tutor is busy, you may have to wait a little longer.
We are glad we can say "come without an appointment"! Your willingness to wait a bit, if necessary, is what lets us say that. So part of the plan is to bring your book or work so that, if you need to wait, you can get your work done.
So, is this all there is to know about A-LEC tutoring? No. But it's enough to get you started. We couldn't resist adding a few more thoughts about how to get the most out of tutoring. But feel free, also, to just come and dive in!