About the Tutor Clearinghouse

TUTOR CLEARINGHOUSE PROGRAMS

Group tutoring consists of up to five students, in addition to a group tutor, and meets weekly for 1.5 hour tutorial sessions. Group tutoring is available for introductory courses that have historically experienced high tutoring demand. These courses are primarily within STEM and social science disciplines, and include introductory language courses (numbers 1-3). Other high-demand courses that fall outside this rubric will also be considered for group tutoring.

    Students can register for group tutoring throughout the term. Learn more about becoming a group tutor and how to register for group tutoring.

    Individual tutoring is very limited and is intended for students who demonstrate a specific need for individual tutorial support. Individual tutors meet with their tutees for one hour a week per course. Here is the application to request an individual tutor.

    Students who are approved for an individual tutor are also strongly encouraged to join a tutoring group.

    Tutoring sessions may entail:

    • Going over key concepts to help solidify understanding of the course material
    • Working through example or practice problems
    • Answering questions and reviewing course material

    Key Dates for 21X

    Group Tutoring Dates

    • Applications to be a group tutor are due June 28th 
    • Registration to participate in a tutoring group will begin July 2nd at 3:00 p.m. EST
    • Tutoring Groups will begin to meet as soon as Tuesday, July 6th

    Individual Tutoring Dates

    • Applications to be an Individual Tutor will open on June 30th
    • Requests for an Individual Tutor can be made beginning June 9th
    • Applications to be an Individual Tutor are due July 11th
    • Requests for an Individual Tutor will begin to be reviewed July 12th and will continue to be reviewed through the remainder of the term

    EXPECTATIONS FOR PEER TUTORING

    Attendance Policy

    We expect that tutees will attend all of their tutoring sessions weekly throughout the term. Our attendance policy has been put into place because each tutoring group is a learning community. Within each community, it is important that every member participates regularly. Students who understand the material and students who have questions about the material both contribute to the overall learning within the group by sharing their perspectives. Each weekly session builds upon the previous sessions to create the collaborative learning environment. Consistency is an important component of your participation in group tutoring; please only register if you can make this commitment.

    Due to increased demand for tutoring, tutees are automatically dropped from their tutoring group(s) and tutor match(es) after two unexcused absences. 

    An unexcused absence is defined as an absence in which the tutee did not inform their tutor at least 24 hours in advance of a tutorial session that they will not be able to attend.

    A student on the wait list for a tutoring group will receive notification when there is a space available. We request confirmation that the student wants that space within 24 hours or we will contact the next person on the wait list, and the first student will be moved to the bottom of the wait list.

    Tutees, please be accountable for yourselves and communicate with your tutor(s) if you need to miss a session or if you are running late. If you still feel compelled to work with a tutor after being dropped from a tutoring group/match, you will be asked to re-register/re-apply and join a wait list. Thank you for helping us cultivate a sense of community in our tutoring groups.

    Recording Attendance

    Tutors will receive details upon hiring with specific instructions.

    Group tutors are expected to record attendance for every tutorial session.

    Tutor Clearinghouse Drop-In Hours

    TC Drop-In Hours are designated for general Tutor Clearinghouse inquiries (e.g., group tutoring offerings, how to register/request tutoring, student employment guidelines, using Kronos, etc.).

    TC Drop-In Hours are also an opportunity for both tutors and tutees to connect with the ASC staff and share their experiences (e.g., concerns, challenges, compliments).

     

    TC Drop-In Hours Schedule:

    Tuesdays, 1:00pm to 2:30pm EST

    Wednesdays, 3:00pm to 4:30pm EST

     

    Drop-In Hours Notes and Process:

    The Academic Skills Center is holding Remote Drop-In Hours. Students may join our Zoom Meeting Waiting Room and will be admitted on a first-come, first-served basis to have their questions or issues addressed by a ASC staff member in a 15-minute zoom meeting. Students cannot see who else is in the waiting room, and only one student will be admitted at a time.

    ATTEND DROP-IN HOURS at the schedule listed above.

    To attend Drop-In Hours by dialing in, please email Tutor.Clearinghouse@dartmouth.edu for the mobile number and meeting ID.

    Please Note:

    • The meeting will not be available to join before the start time.
    • You must have a "dartmouth.edu" login in order to access the meeting.
    • You will be placed in the Zoom Meeting Waiting Room
    • Unfortunately, we are not able to provide you with an estimated wait time when you join.
    • Students cannot see who else is in the waiting room.
    • ASC staff will admit students one at a time in the order in which they joined.
    • Thank you in advance for your patience.

    If you feel that you will require more than 15 minutes, please schedule an appointment by emailing Academic.Skills.Center@Dartmouth.edu. Please include your availability so that a meeting time that is mutually convenient can be determined.

    We look forward to seeing you.

    Looking for Support in an ENGL, CRWT, COLT, or WRIT course?

    The Tutor Clearinghouse does not provide tutors for English & Creative Writing, Comparative Literature, or Writing courses. However, there are many other resources on campus to support you. See our Campus Resources page here.

    Specifically, the Student Center for Research, Writing, and Information Technology (RWIT) is a good service to consider. RWIT is a free service dedicated to helping members of the Dartmouth community develop more effective strategies for generating and organizing their ideas, finding and evaluating research sources, and presenting and revising compositions in a variety of media. At RWIT, you can meet one-on-one with an undergraduate or graduate tutor to discuss a paper, research project, or multimedia assignment. Tutors use a facilitative, rather than directive, approach in engaging writers in an active dialogue about their work. Whether you are brainstorming, drafting, or polishing, RWIT tutors can provide feedback that will help you create final products of which you can be proud.

    Our Location

    The Tutor Clearinghouse and Academic Skills Center are conducting all business online until further notice

    Please plan to engage with us during our Remote TC Drop-In Hours (see above) or email us at Tutor.Clearinghouse@dartmouth.edu. You can also ring the Academic Skills Center office at (603) 646-2014 and leave a message (include your name, email address and/or phone number, and your inquiry). Your message will be forwarded to the appropriate individual for response.

    We look forward to seeing everyone in 224 Baker Library when we're allowed back on campus.