Do You Need An Academic Boost?
The King's College Tutoring Program creates an environment for success, providing student-to-student assistance through individual, group and scheduled evening drop-in tutoring. Students build independence and effective learning habits through active-learning, increased confidence and improved study habits. Tutoring provides course-content assistance to students, free of charge, in most disciplines.
Tutors are selected through an interview process and the recommendation from their instructors or the tutorial coordinator. Qualified tutors must receive at least 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 I and II.
The program utilizes two tutoring modalities: scheduled Drop-in tutoring sessions and individual tutoring.
This is 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. Students must sign up at least one day in advance, by 4pm the day prior.
- Please attempt your assignment prior to coming to tutoring.
- Please come to the session with questions prepared; remember to bring your class notes, textbook, and other materials.
- Your tutor is there to guide you, no to complete your assignments.
- You may stay as long as you need or until the session is over.
- If you are not signed up, you will not be admitted to tutoring.
FALL 2019 DROP-IN TUTORING SCHEDULE:
BIOL 113: Monday-6pm-8pm, Tuesday-6pm-8pm, Wednesday-4pm-6pm, Thursday-4pm-6pm (Admin 202) BIOL 213: Monday-6pm-8pm, Tuesday-6pm-8pm, Wednesday-4pm-6pm, Thursday-4pm-6pm (Admin 202) CHEM 113: Monday-6pm-8pm, Tuesday-6pm-8pm, Wednesday-4pm-6pm, Thursday-4pm-6pm (Admin 202) CHEM 241: Monday-6pm-8pm, Tuesday-6pm-8pm, Wednesday-4pm-6pm, Thursday-4pm-6pm (Admin 202) MSB/ECON: Monday-6pm-8pm, Tuesday-6pm-8pm, Wednesday-4pm-6pm, Thursday-4pm-6pm (Admin 215)
Visit the Math Lab in ADMIN 426 for tutoring in the following classes: MATH100, MATH 101, MATH102, MATH110, MATH 120 and MATH 123. Our Math Specialist, Ms. Amy Swiatek, provides academic support to students attending these classes.
MATH LAB Schedule for FALL 2019: Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 2:00pm-4:00pm
*Students must sign up at least one day in advance, by 4pm the day prior. If you are not signed up, you will not be admitted to tutoring.
To Sign up for Drop-in Tutoring, Math Lab or to view other available tutoring times, use the following link:
Located in Mulligan Building (Across from the Post Office), The Writing Lab provides services to students seeking to improve their writing in any course.
Individual Tutoring Services
Individual tutoring is available for those classes not offered in evening drop-in tutoring. You will be matched with a tutor based on your schedule and the tutor's availability. You and your tutor will agree upon tutoring times to accommodate both your schedules. Your tutor will meet with you on a regular basis , 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 (via email) 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.
*Please note that Individual requests for high demand courses will not be processed during the first two weeks of the semester. Drop in tutoring will be available at this time.
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 at least "B+" or better in the course in which they wish to tutor, and recommendations from a faculty member. A good tutor must be able to teach another student how to study the course material and to review specific course content.
Key Attributes 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 at least 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 the Tutorial Coordinator.
- Complete one Tutor Orientation training session, and Sexual Harassment training, as a prerequisite before tutoring begins. New tutor orientation training sessions are announced each semester.
- 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.
* Tutor Trainings for Fall 2019:
August: 21, 22, 27, 28, 29, 30 September: 3, 4, 5, 6
Please stop by the Academic Skills Center for details.