Tutoring Guidelines

Tutor helping student in ASC

The Academic Success Center’s goal is to assist you in your coursework and offer an inclusive and safe space for you to study and advance your learning. This information is to help you better prepare for and understand expectations for your tutoring session.

Arriving for Tutoring 

Unless otherwise indicated on the tutoring schedules, ASC tutoring takes place in D204.  

Every student that enters the ASC needs to sign in at the front desk computers using their BC SID number and pin. Once you sign in, you’ll be asked to select one of your courses and an ASC service area.

To find your tutor, look for the subject sign on their table. If you need help finding your tutor, please ask one of our friendly front desk staff. 

Preparing for a Session

To get the most out of your tutoring session, you’ll want to come prepared with course materials that you want the tutor to assist with, e.g., guidelines, instructor feedback, syllabi, etc., as well as questions or an area of focus. This will help your tutor know how to structure the session to be most effective and personalized to your needs.

Doing Your Own Work 

The role of ASC tutors is to empower students, so tutors will not do your work for you or work with you directly on graded assignments. Tutor are instructed to help students do the work for themselves. Tutors are guides and assistants, not instructors or editors. Doing the work yourself, allows you to learn more, retain more, and gain ownership over the material! 

Session Behaviors

Remember that tutors are here to help and assist you, so you should always be as respectful and polite as possible. If you are frustrated or confused about the material or the session itself, be open and honest with your tutor about this. They have been in your shoes before and will understand.

If your tutor is engaging in rude or unprofessional behavior, please tell an ASC staff member and fill out a feedback survey. If your tutor is engaging in inappropriate behavior, contact an ASC staff member right away (425-564-2200) or tell the ASC director.

For emergencies, dial Public Safety (425-564-2400) or 911.

Tutor-Student Expectations

Expectations of students and tutors
Student and Tutor Expectations

Last Updated September 17, 2019