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|Tutoring Policies and Procedures|
WHO RECEIVES SERVICES: Any WVU Parkersburg student may receive a maximum of two hours of tutoring per week per course for a maximum of two courses. Tutoring is provided at no charge to students.
PROCESS FOR ASSIGNMENT OF TUTEESStudents may apply or be referred by faculty to the Student Success Center for tutoring. In either case, tutees print a copy of their “Week at a Glance” in OLSIS.
At the time of application, the Student Success Center staff attempts to schedule tutoring within the existing tutor schedules. If this is not possible, one of the following may occur:
a. Tutees are told the Student Success Center will contact them as soon as a tutor can be recruited for them, usually within a week, OR
b. Tutors may be asked to expand or change their schedules to accommodate applicants.
(3) All tutees will initially be assigned to group sessions. The Center will attempt to assign tutees from the same class and instructor to the same group.Tutors will determine the optimum number of tutees to be assigned to a particular group to ensure successful tutoring. Tutors or course instructors may consult the Student Success Center Director if individual sessions are deemed necessary for a tutee’s success.
TARDINESS, MISSED, OR CANCELLED SESSIONS: Tutoring sessions are scheduled to start at the top of the hour or on the half hour. Sessions are fifty minutes long, which allows both tutors and tutees time to get to their next class or tutors to prepare for their next session.
If tutees miss two group tutoring sessions, their place in a group can be assigned to other tutees if the group has reached its optimum number. When services are discontinued, the Student Success Center Director notifies the tutees in person or by phone.
Tutees must contact the Student Success Center and/or notify the tutor if they need to cancel an individual tutoring session. If tutees fail to cancel an individual tutoring session OR cancel two individual sessions, their appointment time may be assigned to another tutee.
Types of Tutors
Student Success Center tutors are currently enrolled WVU Parkersburg students who have been recommended by faculty members.The Student Success Center also has an Adult Basic Education tutor and volunteers.
What students tell us:
At the end of the semester, tutees are asked to fill out an exit survey. Below are some of the typical quotes from these surveys.
RECRUITMENT OF TUTORS: Student Success Center tutors are currently enrolled WVU Parkersburg students who have been recommended by faculty members. The Center recruits students who have demonstrated 1) a superior mastery of the course content they will tutor, 2) good interpersonal skills, and 3) a caring and compassionate attitude toward other students. Upon the recommendation of the faculty member, the Center Director interviews prospective tutors to determine their interest in tutoring and to assess personal qualities required to be effective tutors.
FACULTY REFERRAL FORM
Responsibilities of the tutor
The tutor is expected to:
The Student Success Center
WVU Parkersburg Room 0404