Matt’s Tips

Here are my Top 5 Tips for a successful tutoring appointment:

1. Be prepared.

The student should know what he or she needs to work on before walking in the door. In a 1-hour tutoring session, time is precious, so don’t waste any of it trying to find that elusive worksheet.

 

2. Try things on your own.

When you have an assignment you want to look over with a tutor, take a stab at it on your own first. That way, you’ll have a better idea of what you truly need help with.

 

3. Eliminate distractions.

Don’t wait until the middle of your session to use the restroom, get a drink of water, etc. It’s okay if you have to do something like this while you’re working, but it’s best if you don’t. You’ll be more focused if you take care of those sorts of things before you get started.

 

4. Take notes.

While not all of the tutors here are sought-after lecturers, they’re all pretty good at what they do. More importantly, they’ve done this before, and they have a good idea of what’s important for you to remember the next time you’re tackling the same sort of issue without a tutor by your side.

 

5. Ask questions.

Don’t leave a tutoring appointment with questions. Get them all figured out during that hour. We know you may be pressed for time, but it’s much better to get all of your questions answered than to finish your homework without knowing how to answer the same questions on the next test.