Academic Skills Center - Tutoring Program

Tutoring Program

Tutoring Program

Do You Need An Academic Boost?

The King's College Tutoring Program creates an environment for success, providing student-to-student assistance through individual and scheduled evening drop-in tutoring. Students build independence and effective learning habits through active-learning. The tutoring also provides course-content assistance to students free of charge in most disciplines.

Tutors are selected through an interview process and the recommendation from one of their instructors or the tutorial coordinator. Qualified tutors must receive a grade of B or above in the courses being tutored or demonstrate equivalent experience. Tutors gain professional development through training and actual work experience. The King's College Tutoring Program is certified by the College Reading and Learning Association (CRLA). Tutors, who meet specific requirements, may receive recognition as a certified tutor through CRLA. King's College has been certified at Levels One, Two, and Three.

The program utilizes two tutoring modalities: scheduled evening drop-in tutoring sessions and individual tutoring.

Evening Drop-In Tutoring Sessions

This option is designed for specific high demand courses. Students may drop in and get answers to specific questions or receive help with specific assignments from an individual peer-tutor. Some students build a relationship with atutor and meet with them on a weekly basis. No appointment is necessary.

Drop-In Tutoring Sessions are available this semester for MSB 110, ECON 112, BIOL 113, BIOL 213, CHEM 113, CHEM 241, PHYS 111 & 113, and CS 116. 

Fall 2014 Drop-In Tutoring Schedule

FA14 Evening Tutoring Schedule

Guidelines

  • Please attempt your assignment prior to coming to tutoring.
  • Please come to the session with questions prepared.
  • Remember to bring your class notes, text, and other materials.
  • You may stay as long as you need or until the session is over.

Math Lab

Visit the Math Lab in ADMIN 426 for tutoring in the following classes: CORE 098, CORE 120, MATH 101, MATH 123, MATH 125, and MATH 129. Our Math Specialist, Mrs. Amy Swiatek, provides academic support to students attending these classes.

Math Lab Schedule for Fall 2014

Monday     2:30-3:30 p.m

Tuesday    3:30-5:00 p.m.

Thursday  12:30-1:30 p.m.

 

Individual Tutoring Services

Individual tutoring is available for those classes not offered in evening drop-in tutoring. You will be matched with a tutor to work one-on-one with you. You and your tutor will agree upon tutoring times to accommodate both your schedules. Your tutor will meet with you on a regular basis or as needed, providing continual support of your learning throughout the semester. 

How To Get An Individual Tutor

Stop by the Academic Skills Center in Mulligan 94 and complete an Individual Tutor Request Form for each course in which you would like to receive tutoring. Within a few business days, you will be contacted by the Tutorial Coordinator to schedule an initial meeting with your tutor and the Tutorial Coordinator. During this brief meeting you will meet your assigned tutor, discuss responsibilities and expectations, as well as schedule your first tutoring session. 

Become a Tutor

Tutoring is one of the most enjoyable jobs on campus. The satisfaction at having made a difference is someone's academic life is enormous. Tutoring is also a good paying job and hours are extremely flexible.

Am I eligible to be a tutor?
The best tutors are King's students who have already taken the course and received a grade of "B" or better in the course in which they wish to tutor. A good tutor must be able to teach another student how to study the course material and to review specific course content.

Key Attribute of a King's College Tutor 

Knowledge: You are required to have strong working knowledge of specific course content and must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0.

Interpersonal Skills: You must demonstrate effective skills in working collaboratively with peers and teaching with compassion. You must be good problem solvers.

Organizational Abilities: You must demonstrate abilities in managing tasks, maintaining schedules, managing time, and completing your own work assignments thoroughly.

If you believe you have these skills and would like to become a tutor:

  • Stop by the Academic Skills Center, Mulligan 94, for an appointment to see Mrs. Wilmes, the Tutorial Coordinator.
  • Complete one tutor orientation training session as a prerequisite before tutoring begins. New tutor orientation training sessions are currently scheduled from 4-6:30 p.m. on September 2nd and 3rd, .
  • Contingent upon the requests and availability of tutors in specific subjects, you can start working immediately after training.
  • You will meet with your tutee in the Tutorial Coordinator's office to arrange a mutually agreeable time and place to conduct tutoring sessions.
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