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 TutorTrac each week (instructors receive weekly “TutorTrac Visit Summary” emails detailing their students’ visits to the WaLC and the tutors’ summaries of each session).
  • 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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