What's going on with Individual Tutoring? Things look different!
In an effort to meet student demand, the Tutor Clearinghouse is delivering its academic support services in new ways.
The Tutor Clearinghouse is prioritizing Group Tutoring; groups consist of up to five students, in addition to a Group Tutor. We plan to have tutoring groups available for introductory STEM and social science classes, introductory language courses (Numbers 1 through 3), as well as some other courses that have had historically high demand. Get more information on being a Group Tutor.
Individual Tutoring is very limited and is intended for students who demonstrate a specific need for individual tutorial support. Get more information on being an Individual Tutor.
What qualifications do I need to be an Individual Tutor?
Tutors must have received at least an A- in the course previously, or equivalent AP/credit for specified courses. However, there are some exceptions to this rule! If you have any questions regarding your qualifications, please email us at: Tutor.Clearinghouse@dartmouth.edu.
I applied to be an Individual Tutor. Why haven't I been matched yet?
Individual Tutor requests are reviewed on a rolling basis starting Week 3 of the term. Tutors will be notified of the status of their application via email when they are matched with a tutee.
If you have not received an email from us yet, it's because we are still in the process of reviewing tutor requests and assigning tutors.
Keep in mind that tutor applications do not roll over to the next term. All tutors must reapply every term.
How often do I meet with my tutee and how much do I get paid?
The Tutor Clearinghouse allows for one hour of tutoring per week per course for any student assigned an Individual Tutor.
Individual Tutors are compensated at the following rates: $12/hour; engineering tutors $15/hour.
Tutors will track their time by using the Kronos Electronic Timecard system. Additional time exceeding the limit of one hour per week, per course, per tutee, should not be logged into Kronos and should be compensated directly by the tutee at the rates listed above.
Why can't I get into Kronos?
We add and remove tutors from Kronos every term. Once your match is made and confirmed, we will add you to Kronos.
If you have been matched and still cannot input your hours, please let us know and we will add you into the system as soon as possible.
All Kronos and employment question must be directed to Tutor.Clearinghouse.Personnel@dartmouth.edu.
Upon hiring, you cannot be compensated if you do not fill out the Telecommuting Agreement. If you have not already done so, please fill it out ASAP.
Email us at email@example.com if you have any questions on this matter.
I have trouble getting in touch with my tutee or have concerns regarding my match. What should I do?
You are always welcome to email us at Tutor.Clearinghouse@dartmouth.edu. We also invite you to attend TC Drop-In Hours where you can speak to a Tutor Clearinghouse staff member directly.
Is there an attendance requirement for Individual Tutoring?
Yes! Students who are approved for an Individual Tutor are expected to attend their 1 hour weekly tutoring sessions.
Due to increased demand for tutoring, tutees are automatically dropped from their 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 tutor in that course will then immediately receive an email that a tutor is available.
The Tutor Clearinghouse asks tutees to be accountable for themselves and communicate with tutors if they need to miss a session or if they are running late. If the tutee still feels compelled to work with a tutor after being dropped from a tutor match, the tutee will be asked to re-apply and join a wait list.
Individual Tutors are expected to record tutee absences and will receive details upon hiring with specific instructions.
Why do each of my tutees have a different job code associated with them? Do I really have to use them?
There are five primary job codes for tutors – Individual Tutors; Individual Tutors working in ENGS courses; Individual Tutors who are working with student athletes; Individual Tutors working in ENGS courses with student athletes; and Group Tutors.
If you have more than one tutee, it is likely you have a combination of these codes to log hours through. You will have received your job codes in email(s) from the Tutor Clearinghouse; be sure to consult your email(s) for any/all information pertinent to your employment/compensation with the Tutor Clearinghouse. The Tutor Clearinghouse needs to track these parameters for differences in pay rates and to continue receiving funding for student athletes through the NCAA.
We appreciate your cooperation. Please do not hesitate to contact Tutor.Clearinghouse.Personnel@dartmouth.edu if you are confused about any of your job codes.
I can work with more tutees; can I get more matches?
An Individual Tutor can be matched with up to three Individual Tutees per term. If you feel that you'd like to do more tutoring, please apply to be a Group Tutor. Group Tutors may be matched with up to three Tutoring Groups.
Can I continue working with my tutee next term?
Any Individual Tutor and Tutee that wish to work together must still submit the requisite paperwork for approval and list each other's email addresses in the request and application forms. Please do not assume that you will be able to work together.
Where can I find resources to be a more prepared tutor?
Please look through the Academic Skills Center website for learning tips and strategies that you can share with your tutees.
Upon hiring, all tutors will also be invitied to access the Tutor Clearinghouse Canvas page which contains a wealth of resources. Please check your Junk folder if you have not received a Canvas invitation or email Tutor.Clearinghouse@dartmouth.edu for access.
I don't think I can tutor anymore, is there a way to get taken off the list?
Tutors apply term by term so if you can no longer tutor this term, please email Tutor.Clearinghouse@dartmouth.edu asap. This will allow us to rematch your tutees and remove you from the match list.