What to Expect During Your First Tutoring Appointment

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Tutoring sessions are currently all hosted on Zoom. The first time you meet with a tutor from the Hannon Library Tutoring Center, the tutor will begin the session by gathering some information about your project or assignment and where you are in the process of completing that assignment. If you have already shared any documents or drafts of your paper, the tutor will likely go through those with you as well. After they have a clear understanding of the assignment and how they can best help you during the session, the tutor will provide the requested support.

In addition to content, tutors can help with organization, share time-management techniques and even provide tips on note-taking. Tutors will not ever complete work for you, but they are there to support you as you complete your work, answering your questions and providing the guidance you need to be successful. Toward the end of the session, the tutor will help you make a plan for any next steps or additional work needing to be done and assist with making followup appointments, if necessary. Tutoring appointments are typically all scheduled on an individual basis; however, the drop-in tutoring sessions may be more of a group environment.

To book an appointment with a tutor or view times for drop-in tutoring sessions, visit our Tutoring LibGuide.