REMINDER: The services available at The Learning Commons fall under the guidelines of the BGSU Academic Honesty Policy.
We Expect Students To...
- Come prepared - bring all necessary materials to the tutoring session with homework done or attempted.
- Be on time to tutoring appointments.
- Create specific, realistic goals before you start a tutoring session.
- Be motivated to do well and accomplish goals.
- Ask questions and remain receptive to constructive criticism.
Our Tutors Can...
- Help students develop strategies for learning course content.
- Help students develop self-confidence, raise self-concept, and reduce anxiety or fear relating to academic work.
- Offer study skill suggestions (time management, note taking skills, etc.).
- Provide a student perspective on learning and school success.
Our Tutors Cannot...
- Help students with take home tests or quizzes of any kind.
- Do a student's homework for them. However, they can help students develop an approach to the assignment through similar problems and examples.
- Guarantee a student's work is error free or guarantee a higher grade. All student work is the student’s responsibility.
- Make themselves available outside of their regular tutoring times.
- Intervene in the student's relationship with the instructor.
- Teach material students may have missed in class (tutoring is not a makeup event for classroom instruction).
Some bullet points borrowed from Tarleton State University