DIT for Students
What you need to know:
- Tutoring works when you've already attempted the homework on your own! Otherwise, your tutor won't know how help you.
- Bring your textbook, assignments, study guides, past homework, etc., with you to tutoring. The more context your tutor has, the more effective the process will be.
- Don't bring a take-home exam! Tutors may not assist you with in-progress exams or quizzes. They can, however, help you understand academic dishonesty or what was wrong on graded tests or homework.
HSC’s Drop-In Tutoring program is designed and organized to best fit EMU student needs. Our program offers free tutoring services in many of the most challenging general education and gateway courses on campus. Tutors are available virtually for the fall semester and no appointments are necessary.
Whether you have a few quick questions on an assignment or need some long-term help getting caught up, our tutors are there to help.
Tutoring is also available through many academic departments on campus. Don't see yours listed below? Call your department to see what's available.
What can a tutor help me with?
Tutors can assist with reviewing notes/class materials, studying for exams, working through practice problems or study guides, and answering student-driven questions about course content. Tutors can help you think critically about what you’re learning and create connections so you better understand the material. They’ll challenge you to think about your own thinking processes (metacognition) and develop more efficient study habits and tools for your success. Tutors cannot assist in any way with exams. They will not write papers or complete any other homework assignments for you.
Additionally, it’s important to note that courses at EMU are taught by many different professors and assignments in those courses are subject to change. A tutor will likely not be able to help you with the requirements of an assignment or what a specific instructor expects. These are great questions to talk about with your professor in office hours.
How can I get the most out of tutoring?
- Bring your class materials: Have your textbook, notes, assignments and past exams on hand. This helps a tutor pinpoint where you’re at in your learning and help you better utilize your resources.
- Come with questions: It’s best to have an idea of what you’re seeking help with when you come in to tutoring. Having a list of specific questions or even a general idea of where you’re getting lost can be incredibly helpful and save time.
- Take control of your learning: Tutors are there to help you succeed so tell them what you need. Don’t be afraid to say you don’t understand something; a tutor is more than happy to explain things a different way.
- Come regularly: You won’t improve your course grade overnight via one tutoring session. Tutoring works best if you come regularly to collaborate with your tutor. Regular review of lecture content and reflecting on your class performance will help you improve.