Resources for Faculty
Information for Faculty about the SCAA - brochure
Peer tutoring at the SCAA can be an excellent resource to provide your students with additional practice developing their skills and learning to “study smarter.” We have some important guiding rules for our tutors: the tutors do not edit papers or do homework for students, and we do not help with take home exams.
How we help students with their writing!
- A peer or paraprofessional tutor reviews a written assignment with the student, paying particular attention to the global concerns of thesis development, argument, and organization.
- The tutor helps the student identify problems and develop possible strategies to solve them. In the case of grammar or punctuation problems, the tutor reviews the rules and makes sure the student understands the details. The student is ultimately responsible for correcting his or her work.
- The tutor helps in the brainstorming process when the student is just beginning a writing project.
- The tutor helps the student understand the purpose of an assignment.
How we help students with their math and statistics
- The tutor will ask to see the assignment (or syllabus). She or he helps the student understand the concept, theory, or formula and work out problems independently.
- Drop-in study groups for some math courses are often available.
- The tutor does not do homework or take home exams with or for the student!
The attached voluntary faculty referral form will help you, your students, and us at the SCAA address your students' needs more effectively. We hope these referrals will also provide a feedback mechanism so that we can learn how your students are benefiting from tutoring at the SCAA.