Get the Most Out of Your Tutoring Session

Are you having difficulty in some of your courses? If there are certain classes that you are struggling with, now is the time to consider receiving help. World Campus offers tutoring for several different courses.

Tutoring for World Campus students is available through Penn State Learning and sessions take place via the Elluminate web collaboration tool. If you chose to get help through tutoring there are a number of ways in which you can guarantee that you get the most out of your sessions.

Prepare for Your Session

You are more likely to benefit from your session if you are prepared beforehand. Some things you can do to get ready include:

  • Pinpoint the areas you have difficulty in, and be ready to discuss them with the tutor.
  • Have your questions written out before the session begins so that you can easily refer back to them.
  • Have all text materials for the course in front of you for the duration of the tutoring session.
  • Have your assignments completed before meeting with the tutor—they will not do homework for you.
  • Make sure your computer is equipped with the proper software and hardware for the type of session you will be participating in—test your headset, microphone, and Skype in advance to make sure they are all working.

During Your Session

In order to have a successful session participation is key. Interact as much as possible with your tutor—let them know when you do not understand a particular topic so that they can focus more on that. On the other hand, if you have grasped a certain concept make it known that you feel confident to move on.

Tutoring for Graduate Students

All graduate students can participate in peer tutoring sessions through the Graduate Writing Center. A trained peer tutor will assist you with the writing process, regardless of your field of study.  This is a good way to receive productive feedback and improve your writing.

To get more information on the Graduate Writing Center visit the World Campus website.

Tutoring Hours

Tutoring is available throughout the semester. You may set up an appointment via Penn State Learning. If you have not done so before, you will have to register for a new account.

The Graduate Writing Center posts its available tutoring hours every Friday at 4:00 p.m. EST for the following week.