Prospective Tutors' Frequently Asked Questions

Here you will find many answers to questions you may have about being a tutor. If you have any questions that cannot be answered here, please contact Richard Cusano at X2160.

  1. How do I become a tutor for the Academic Learning Center?

    You will receive a letter inviting you to an informational meeting. At that meeting, you will learn more.

  2. What types of tutoring opportunities are available?

    Private tutoring, small group, drop-ins, review sessions, and classroom assistants are available positions

  3. What is iLearn proofreading?

    iLearn proofreading is an online proofreading service. If you are interested in working in this area, contact the Academic Learning Center at X3300. For more information on iLearn Proofreading, click on this link.

  4. How do I get paid? When do I get paid?

    Private tutors are paid by the tutee. For other assignments, the tutor keeps a log or attendance form, and once every two weeks you fill out time sheets to the respective office on campus. This sheet is submitted. Tutors are paid by check, one week later.

  5. Do I have to complete any work authorization forms in order to get paid?

    Yes, everyone fills out a form once a year for each budget area: Academic Learning Center, McCann, Accommodations and Accessibility, etc..

  6. How do I get my tutoring assignments?

    You will be called or emailed with students' names, numbers, course, instructor and payment method.

  7. How often do I meet my tutor and for how long?

    We recommend that you meet once or twice a week for about an hour or two at a time.   However, the actual schedule is up to the student and the tutor.

  8. Am I responsible for the grades my tutees earn?

    Absolutely not. You are simply a helper - only a student is responsible for the grade he/she receives.