You are here: Home / Departments / Assistance Centers for Education (ACE Tutoring) / What to Expect from a Tutoring Session

What to Expect from a Tutoring Session

Tutors Will

  • Give you positive feedback.
  • Listen closely as you describe the problem.
  • Help you identify and correct recurring errors.
  • Help you understand the ideas presented in your textbook.
  • Demonstrate similar processes and refer you to other sources.
  • Ask questions that will help you in the problem solving process.
  • Guide you through all steps of a process for solving the problem.
  • Provide you with guidance in understanding and solving the problem.

Tutors Will Not

  • Check all homework problems.
  • Help with handwritten math problems.
  • Help with take-home exams or quizzes.
  • Help at a time when the student is scheduled to be in class.
  • Teach an entire chapter or lesson that is covered by the instructor.
  • Proofread or review papers or assignments the instructor has determined is the student’s responsibility.