Take advantage of our free tutoring services whenever you need some extra help with a course. Tutoring is available to all registered students on any campus within the Baker College System.
For certain courses, you may have a professional tutor. For others, your tutor will be a student who has already taken and passed the course successfully. Studies show that this type of tutoring—called peer tutoring—is very effective. By sharing experiences, actively listening, and asking questions, students and tutors can develop a rapport and a relationship that fosters learning and independent thought.
What to Expect from Tutoring
- Tutoring is collaborative.
- You are expected to be an active participant and contributor in each session.
- Your tutor will determine what help you need. For example, if you need to work on math fundamentals, an explanation of an algebraic concept will be unproductive.
- Your tutor will discuss underlying principles, and walk you through examples to help you understand concepts and resolve errors. You then apply what you learn to your homework, reinforcing your learning through practice.
Schedule Your Tutoring Appointment
To schedule an appointment with a tutor:
- Contact Learning Support Services on your campus. Tutors may not be available for all subjects.
- You can schedule two tutoring appointments per week, per subject.
- Walk-in appointments depend upon tutor availability.
If you are unable to keep your appointment with your tutor:
- Contact Learning Support Services as soon as possible.
- Cancellations made within one hour of your appointment will be counted as a missed appointment.
- Excessive missed appointments may revoke your future tutoring privileges.
Prepare for Each Tutoring Session
Make the most of your session by being prepared:
- Attend class.
- Take notes.
- Read assignments.
- Do homework problems.
- Bring all relevant materials, including textbook, the syllabus, class notes, past papers, and past tests to tutoring sessions.
Becoming a Tutor
- Most student tutoring positions are work-study positions, paid for by the Federal Work Study program.
- Check with the Financial Aid Office on your campus to see if you qualify for the work-study program.
- If you qualify, contact your campus Learning Center for open positions.
- For more information on how to apply, please see Financial Aid/Work Aid