Tutoring

Free one-on-one peer tutoring is available in most courses and is provided upon request, referral, and in consultation with faculty. In addition to strengthening your understanding of course material, tutors will assist you in identifying subject areas to study or practice, discuss effective participation methods in class, and convey new study techniques. Tutoring is not designed to help students with specific homework assignments, but rather to enhance their overall learning and understanding of course material.  Tutors collaborate with faculty and Center for Advising and Academic Support (CAAS) staff to monitor student progress.  We highly recommend that you talk with your faculty member before you submit a tutor request (some faculty will require a meeting with students before a tutor can be considered).

Students requesting a chemistry tutor this spring need to have had a meaningful meeting with the course faculty member before tutoring will be approved unless there are extenuating circumstances.

In courses with Supplemental Instruction (SI) or departmental clinics/help sessions, tutoring requests will only be considered if students are actively and consistently using those resources on a regular basis or have extenuating circumstances.     

Students who wish to request a tutor can do so online via the “Request a Tutor” option or by contacting Nayeli Trujillo, Academic Enrichment Specialist in CAAS. Tutoring sessions are typically once per week for about an hour or two times a week for 45-minutes depending on student need.  Students who have SI will only be paired with a tutor once per week.  Students are expected to come prepared to tutoring sessions; this includes bringing textbooks/notes, completed (or at least attempted) homework assignments, questions, etc.

We encourage students to submit tutor request as early in the semester as possible.  If you believe you may need help in a specific course, please submit a request!  

In order to best serve our students and their needs, ALL tutor requests must be submitted at least 2 weeks prior to the last day of classes (2017-2018 dates are listed below).  Additionally, due to student employment timelines, we cannot hire additional tutors 4 weeks prior to the last day of classes.  This means we will only be able to provide a tutor 4 weeks before the last day of class if one is already on staff and available.  Requests submitted during this time will be carefully reviewed and considered in collaboration with faculty.  Exceptions may be granted under some circumstances.

Math tutoring is available this spring in CAAS offices (BC108) on a regularly set schedule. Students can sign-up for up to five 20-minute tutoring slots per week via the Math Tutoring Google Calendar. Drop-ins are welcome if space is available. This option is open to all students taking a math course this spring. In courses that have an SI component, students must attend at least one SI session per week to be eligible for tutoring unless there are extenuating circumstances.

The option to request an individualized tutor pairing is still available for students with extenuating circumstances. Please contact Nayeli Trujillo (lazaro2@stolaf.edu) to discuss this option.

To make an appointment, click on the icon below.

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Click here to make an appointment or to view the tutor schedule.

For more information or any questions, please contact:

Nayeli Trujillo
lazaro2@stolaf.edu
phone: 507-786-3364
TTY: 7-1-1 (MNRelay)