What Tutors Do and Don't Do

English and Content Tutors Do…

  • Make notes and comments throughout your paper to help you know what needs to be improved or corrected and how to make the necessary changes.
  • Ask questions to help you think through your ideas (Socratic Method).
  • Explain concepts you find confusing.
  • Provide you with helpful resources.
  • Assist with understanding test reviews, study guides, and assignment prompts.

 

English and Content Tutors Don’t…

  • Grade your work.
  • Correct your work.
  • Edit your work.
  • Do your work.
  • Tell you what to wrtie.

 

Math and Science Tutors Do…

  • Help you see where you became lost on a problem.
  • Explain math concepts about which you are confused.
  • Solve similar type problems that you can apply to your own work. (Show-Tell-Do-Review).
  • Help with understanding test reviews, study guides, and assignment prompts.

 

Math and Science Tutors Don’t…

  • Grade your work.
  • Solve problems for you.
  • Introduce new material.
  • Help with Tests or Quizzes