Belk 207
389 Centennial Drive
Cullowhee, NC 28723
828.227.2274 tel
828.227.7915 fax


Expectations for Tutors

WaLC Tutors are expected to

  • Enroll in a one-hour-credit tutor training class taught by the WaLC Director.
  • Familiarize themselves with your course syllabus.
  • Visit classes at the beginning of the semester to introduce themselves to students and to explain the WaLC’s policies.
  • Consult with you throughout the semester to discuss assignments, expectations, and any questions they have about the course.
  • Encourage students to communicate with you outside of class about their progress.
  • Facilitate collaborative, small-group tutoring sessions in which each student is actively engaged in exploring and learning the material.
  • Offer resources and strategies for effective study and efficient time management.
  • Record detailed summaries of their tutoring sessions in GradesFirst each week.
  • Uphold the Tutor Code of Ethics and the WaLC’s Policies for Students.

WaLC Tutors are not expected to

  • Complete students’ work for them or re-lecture information that students missed.
  • Attend class meetings or teach classes in your absence.
  • Address assignments in their tutoring sessions that you have deemed off limits (e.g. take home tests or online quizzes).
  • Hold tutoring sessions outside of the WaLC, unless prior arrangements are made with the Director and with you.
  • Provide tutoring support for distance courses. Students in distance courses should use the Smarthinking tutoring program or refer to the WaLC's online writing and learning resources.
  • Suggest a grade for an assignment addressed in tutoring or criticize grades students have received in your class.


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