Tutors can help you in many ways, including refining your writing assignments, improving your reading comprehension, understanding and solving math problems or, in some cases, explaining content-related concepts. Additionally, the tutors in the Learning Assistance Centers may be able assist you in locating online resources to support what you are learning in class.
Tutors cannot: do your work for you; assist your with a take-home test (although they can help you solve similar problems/questions); or guarantee that you will make a better grade on an assignment. You are responsible for your own learning.
To make the most of your tutoring visit:
- Visit early in the semester, as soon as you start having problems. If you get too far behind, you may not be able to catch up.
- Do your prep work and come prepared. Read your text; do as much of the homework assignment as you can and mark items with which you need help; write down questions for the tutor; make sure you have a copy of the original assignment to which the tutor can refer; and have your class notes and/or syllabus with you.
- Arrive in plenty of time to receive help. Do not expect a tutor to proofread your assignment right before it's due. You will need to allow time for the tutor to locate errors and/or suggest improvements, and you will need to have time to make the necessary corrections.
- Do not arrive at the tutoring center just before it closes. Check the WCJC website for the Learning Assistance Center's hours of operation. If you cannot utilize the face-to-face tutoring services, check out Smarthinking through your WCJC Online Services.
Please feel free to contact Natalie Stavinoha, WCJC Retention Coordinator, at 979-532-6964 or firstname.lastname@example.org you have questions or need further assistance.