DIT for Students

What tutoring options are available to me?

Option 1 - HSC Drop-In Tutoring

Located in Halle Library's Eagle Study Tables (1st Floor, South Commons), our drop-in tutors are available weekly at Study Tables to assist with a variety of high-demand classes. Click the link below for the most recent schedule of courses and times.
Drop-In Tutoring Schedule

Option 2 - Departmental Tutoring

Many campus departments offer tutoring for their courses.  These hours are a great resource as many departments utilize the expertise of graduate students or professors. Click the schedule below to find out where and when.
Departmental Tutoring Schedule [PDF]

Option 3 - Khan Academy

The Khan Academy is an excellent online resource for students. It’s free and provides tutorials, study tips, and additional practice problems for many disciplines.

Don’t see your class listed here? Have questions about tutoring? Please contact Amelia Parnis at aparnis@emich.edu.

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.

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