How to Get a Peer Tutor

When you come to the SCAA you will meet a talented and capable staff of tutors and reception desk assistants who will do their best to help you succeed. The tutor's primary job is to help you discover and develop strategies that will empower your own learning and enhance those skills you already possess. A SCAA tutor's role is not to edit or proofread your papers, or do your math homework while you sit by and observe. Rather than just correcting your errors, the tutors will work together with you. A tutor's goal is to help you become a self-empowered, independent, and successful student, a better editor, a more competent analyzer of math problems.

In order to make tutoring appointments follow the steps below:

STEP 1: CHOOSE YOUR SUBJECT

SCAA offers tutoring services for the following courses:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Maths
  • Physics
  • Statistics
  • Writing

The SCAA offers one-on-one and “table” tutoring in a variety of subjects that include math, writing, statistics, physics, chemistry, biology, and computer science. All tutoring takes place in the SCAA.

ONE HOUR APPOINTMENT

For All Subjects: Call, stop by, or go online to schedule a one-hour appointment. You need to schedule an hourly appointment 48 hours or more in advance of your desired appointment time.

SCHEDULED DROP-IN TUTORING

For Writing Only: Call or come to the SCAA Reception Desk to sign up for a same-day, scheduled 30-minute session. Due to limited availability, we suggest that you call or sign up for a 30-minute session in the morning.  During busy periods, we cannot guarantee that you will be able to see a tutor.

TABLE TUTORING

For Math, Stats, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and Computer Science: Additional drop-in support for Math and for Statistics is provided at the Math, Science, and Stats Table where students can sit with groups and receive ongoing help with homework and have questions answered on an individual basis.  Students must sign in at the reception desk and collect a red/green sign, which students use to indicate if they need help.

STEP 2: GET TUTORING

To get a tutoring session for the above services, you must: