What is group tutoring?
A tutoring group typically consists of 6-8 students and meets once a
week for 2 hrs. Students are assigned to a group and will meet with
the same group in a set location determined by the Center for the
duration of the semester. Groups are led by student tutors who possess
excellent interpersonal skills and have demonstrated a strong
commitment to assisting students academically. Students in a tutoring
group benefit not only from a knowledgeable and experienced tutor but
also from the opportunity for discussion and collaboration with their
peers in the group. Tutoring is not for students looking for
a last-minutes study session or to cramming for a test, or finishing
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Request a group tutor
You may come to the Center on the 4th floor of the UC and complete a tutor request form, or you can download this MS word version of the tutor request form, type into the form, save it to your computer or disk, and then email it to firstname.lastname@example.org as an attachment.
Upon receipt of your request, the Center will send an email to your
Lehigh email account in an effort to arrange your group assignment.
You will be asked to visit a website at which you will select the
group that works best for you. Once you have selected your group, you
will receive one final email from the Center that confirms your group
meeting and includes your tutor's name and contact information.
Note: The Center has limited group options available. You may need to alter your schedule in order to commit to one of our available groups.
If you have any questions or concerns throughout this process or
after you have received your group assignment, please contact us so
that we can assist you!
Your Commitment to group tutoring
By requesting a tutoring group you are making a commitment to attend
your group on a weekly basis and to communicate with your tutor
regularly. Failure to do so may result in your removal from the group
so that we can place another student into the group. If at any point
you no longer wish to participate in group tutoring, please let us
know via email.
Tips for Students: successful Group Tutoring
Be motivated! This means that you should be attending class regularly, keeping up with the reading and homework, and doing work for the class outside of your tutoring session. If you aren't willing to put forth the effort to do well in the class, there's little that a tutor can do to help you.
Tutoring is a semester-long commitment, so use it consistently. Studies show that regular weekly tutoring is most effective, and we ask that you to attend your group tutoring session on a regular weekly basis! You should not plan to use tutoring to catch up and "cram" for an exam or for last minute help on an assignment.
Prepare for your tutoring session. Go to class, review your notes, do the homework, jot down a question or two about the material; the more you've done before your tutoring session, the more productive it will be.
Communicate with your tutoring group. Share your expectations and work with your tutor to set some ground rules for your group sessions. Be open to working with others in the group and take advantage of the opportunity to learn from your peers. Give feedback and make suggestions when appropriate.
Be patient and flexible. Try to be tolerant of others' needs and recognize that other students in the group have their own concerns and questions. If you already know the answer to a question, volunteer to explain it to the group!
Be an active learner. Don't just sit and listen during your tutoring sessions! Ask questions, do sample problems, go up to the board, draw diagrams and explain course concepts in your own words.
Seek help from your professors and TAs. They are the BEST resources when you are having trouble in a course and they are here to help you!
We want your participation in our tutoring program to be a positive experience. If your tutoring assignment is not working out or if you have questions or concerns about your assignment, please contact us at email@example.com so that we can assist you! Best of luck this semester!