Tips For Tutees by S7C1tD29


									             Tips For Tutees

Designed by: Regina Crews, Secretary of Student Support Services
       Taking Notes

• Take good notes in class.
• Concentrate on topics emphasized by
  the instructor.
• Use a highlighter marking pen if you
  have trouble keeping up.

• Keep up with your assignments on a
  daily basis.
• Do not save your reading and
  homework assignments for the last
• Spread test study time over a period of
  several days
       Ask Questions

• Feel free to question your instructor
  during and after class.
• Remember: the only stupid question
  is the one left unasked.

• Do not miss class unnecessarily.
• Get notes from a reliable student if
  you do have to miss class.
    One More Time…...

• Re-work and re-read assignments
  to aid test preparation.
• Do chapter test and chapter
  review sections in the textbook.
       Study Time

• Spend quality time on exam preparation.
• Do not study 1-2 hours if 3-5 hours are needed for
• Take a break, not a holiday, during study time.
• Pace yourself, but stick to the task at hand.
• It has been proven that students retain the first and
  last 20 minutes of what they studied. Study for 20
  minutes, take a 10 minute break and then go back to
        Study Styles

• Date all notes and number each page. This will make
  study time less cumbersome.
• Learning requires repetition, repetition, repetition, etc.
• Outline each chapter.
• Make a checklist of major concepts to remember.
• Use the index, appendixes, tables and glossary to help
  find information.
• Utilize the school library and its professional staff in your
  research efforts.
 Study Suggestions

• Good lighting is important for study.
  Eye strain can accelerate tiredness.
• Isolate yourself from distractions,
  (TV, radio, food, friends, etc.)
• Study early in the day, if possible.
  Midnight study times reduce study
    Expect from Your Tutor

•    Do expect your tutor to be your friend.
•    Do not expect your tutor to judge you.
•    Do expect your tutor to assist with your understanding of the
•    Do not expect your tutor to be a teacher.
•    Do expect your tutor to answer your questions whenever
•    Do not expect your tutor to do your homework.
•    Do expect your tutor to attend all scheduled sessions.
•    Do not expect to receive tutoring if you miss scheduled
•    Do expect your tutor to help you prepare for tests, to explain
     concepts, to answer questions, and to encourage you to
•   Do not expect your tutor to help you if you have not prepared for
    the session by reading your textbook, attempting your
    homework assignments and reviewing for tests.
•   Do expect your tutor to help develop your study skills.
•   Do not expect learning new skills to happen without practice.
•   Do expect your tutor to maintain paperwork on your progress.
•   Do not expect your tutor to take you for granted.
•   Do expect your tutor to keep you informed of program activities.
•   Do not expect your tutor to be interested in only your
•   Do expect your tutor to keep your counselor up to date on your
•   Do not expect your tutor to be Superman or Superwoman.
Tips from the Student Support Services Tutors
                   to You

   •   Manage your study time daily. At least an hour per subject. -
       Tammi McCall, biology tutor
   •   Show up for your scheduled time or let someone know if you
       cannot. Be friendly, your tutor is probably just as nervous as you
       are. Let your tutor know if there is something in particular you
       are having trouble with. Study some every day, especially
       weekends. Do not wait until Sunday night to study or do
       homework. - Lynn Bauldree, accounting & business courses tutor
   •   Write down important questions before you come to a tutoring
       session. Do not give yourself a hard time if you cannot
       comprehend as fast as you would like to. No one can do
       everything. Ask your tutor the same question as many times as it
       takes for you to understand the problem. - Everlyn White,
       English tutor
• Be prepared. Never give up. Do not be
  easily frustrated. Everyone has trouble with
  some subject. Develop a schedule and stick
  to it. Study some EVERY DAY.
  Remember, your education is the most
  important thing. Attend all sessions. - Liz
  Crandall, English & math tutor
• Always have a dictionary and a thesaurus
  handy when writing any paper. Check
  questionable spellings and definitions. Do
  not settle for second best. Say exactly what
  you mean by using a thesaurus. This will
  also improve your vocabulary. - Shea Rose,
  English tutor
• Come prepared. Come on time. Ask questions.
  As you study or do homework, make a list of
  questions for your tutor. Talk to your tutor and
  tell him/her what your needs are. He/she cannot
  read your mind. If you need help but you are not
  scheduled to come to Student Support Services,
  come anyway, there may be someone here who
  can help. - Mark Kelly, math & science tutor
• Talk to other students -- they can fill you in
  on things you missed and you will make
  some good friends. Instructors are here to
  help you -- use them. Prepare yourself --
  have questions ready and read ahead. Stay
  rested -- studying all night does no good if
  you fall asleep during the test! - Sheila
  Quirk, science tutor
• Be willing to put forth every effort to improve y our grade
  situation. Never say you do not have enough time to
  study; you have just as many hours in the day as Einstein
  had. Pay attention to details. Take a study course and
  apply what you learn. All is not lost -- we are here to help
  you. - Chad Tate, English & math tutor
• Treat your tutor as a friend. Be prepared; do the
  homework, extra practice, and use the computer lab for
  hands on experience. Do not be afraid to tell the tutor
  exactly what your problems in the class are. Be on time. -
  Michelle Saxon, CIS 146 tutor
• Never be afraid to stop a tutor at any time if you are not
  understanding. We are here to help you understand. Always
  ask questions. You are in college. The whole purpose in you
  being here is to learn. Develop a study schedule and stay with
  it. When studying for a test, study one section of notes for about
  20 minutes, then take a 10 minute break. Repeat until you have
  gone over all your notes twice. (It works!) Do not just give up
  because something “looks” hard. If you work with it you might
  find that it turns out to be easy. Attend your scheduled tutoring
  sessions. - Jason Whittaker, math & science tutor
• Thank you for your participation in this
  workshop. We hope you found the
  information useful. Please complete and
  turn in an Academic Enrichment
  Summary. If you are viewing this
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