At this time tutoring is being offered in the form of study groups
- Any science* or math major in need of tutoring assistance may
request aid by dropping by the CARSS office (LI 70), or calling us
- We will meet with you, discuss your needs, and review your
schedule, matching you with an appropriate tutoring situation.
- You can also find out when tutoring assistance is available by
stopping by the CARSS office.
* Science refers to: Biology, Chemistry, Earth and Atmospheric
Science, and Physics
After you've determined your tutoring schedule, look below to find
some tips on how to make your tutoring session as productive as
Materials you may wish to bring to your session:
- Notes, syllabus, past tests, and quizzes
- Completed homework
- A list of challenging problems and questions you would like to
ask your tutor
- Paper, pen, pencil, and/or highlighters
CARSS Bill of Rights
Both tutors and students have rights! Remember, whether you are a student who comes to the CARSS for assistance or a tutor who works for CARSS, you have rights! Be sure that you afford others their rights as they seek to do the same for you.
- You have the right to be treated with courtesy and respect by the CARSS office staff, and by all tutors and students. If and when a problem arises, all staff members will treat it with confidentiality and fairness.
- You have the right to participate in tutoring sessions. CARSS will provide a schedule of group sessions and recitations. You will only lose your rights to participate as a tutor or student if you do not come to sessions, habitually show up late, or refuse to work within our scheduling limitations.
- You have the right to an effective tutoring session. Training will be required for tutors so that they may gain the ability and confidence to know how to help people learn. Students will understand that tutors cannot be expected to possess the full realm of knowledge that course instructors do, and must be regarded as peer-tutors and not as instructors.
- You have the right to complete each tutoring session without interruption. Therefore, friends of the tutor or the student should not come to the tutoring session. Cell phones must be turned off or silenced upon entry to a session. Only in the event of an emergency might the tutorial session be interrupted.
- You have the right to say "I don't know". Tutors should feel free to seek additional information or assistance regarding specific courses or topics in order to better serve the students, and confer with an instructor regarding course materials or any course-related student learning issue. Students should expect alternate explanations of concepts whenever possible, and patience on the part of the tutor.
- You have the right to express grievances to the CARSS supervisors and be informed of the results. Supervisors are available throughout the semester, evaluations are completed each semester, and a suggestion box is available to encourage your input. If you are having problems with a student, a tutor, or a staff member, you should see the CARSS Coordinator, Mrs. Dianne Jester, immediately so that the issue may be addressed and resolved.
- You have the right to make the final decision regarding personal work. Tutors will suggest ways to study and assist in any way ethically possible to improve a student's classroom work, but the final decision as to whether the tutor's suggestions are followed rests with the student. Tutors will complete training to learn various tutoring techniques, but may choose to facilitate their own sessions in the manner that they find most effective.
- You have the right to confidentiality. A tutor will never discuss students or tutoring sessions with friends, family or other students. The only persons to whom a tutor may go with a question about a tutoring session or student is the tutor coordinator or the student's instructor. A student will respect a tutor's right to privacy, and not expect a tutor to answer questions on his or her personal time.
A few simple rules make the CARSS home base a great place!
To make the center pleasant for all...
...you are welcome to:
- Eat and drink in the CARSS study room.
- Get FREE tutoring.
- Meet with friends for study.
- Find a quiet place to read or study alone.
...please remember to:
- Sign in when you come for a tutoring session.
- Keep your food limited to "clean" snacks (crackers, chips, fruit, and candy) rather than meals or messy foods (chili, fries, soup, large meals)
- Be sensitive to those around you by keeping sounds and voice appropriately moderated.
- Silence your cell phone. If you must take phone calls, please go to the hall or outside.
- Clean up any messes you make and dispose of scratch paper and used items before you leave.
Enjoy your time with us and come in often during the semester!