Subject Tutoring

The Academic Success Center provides tutoring for a range of 100- and 200-level biology, chemistry, Latin, Spanish, mathematics, equestrian studies, health sciences, psychology, accounting, sociology and veterinary medical technology (VMT) courses.

In addition to helping students understand and remember course material, our tutors (students who’ve earned a grade of “B” or higher in a given course, furnished faculty recommendations and attended tutor training sessions) often share valuable study tips and tricks, and help students engage in more active study techniques. While tutoring is a great way to further and promote learning and improve academic performance, it should be part of an academic success strategy that also incorporates regular class attendance, adequate independent study time and frequent communication with professors. In addition, as with the writing lab, students should expect to contribute actively in any tutoring session.

When to Consider Getting a Tutor

•    At the first sign that you are having trouble in a course.
•    When you are having trouble organizing notes or deciding what to study for a test.
•    When your grades on tests are lower than you expected.
•    When your instructor suggests tutoring.
•    When you feel confused or unprepared for an upcoming test.
•    When the instructor's teaching style and your learning style are not the best fit and another perspective might prove helpful.
•    As soon as you receive a low grade report─don't wait until the last week or two of the semester!

What to Bring to a Tutoring Session

•    Syllabus
•    Textbook
•    Notes
•    Specific problems/concepts/questions you’d like to prioritize
•    Paper and pencil

What students are saying about subject tutoring …

“(The health science) tutor is incredibly helpful and has a talent for explaining difficult concepts. I always highly recommend her!”

"(The chemistry tutor) was so nice and she helped me a lot to understand what was difficult for me and feel confident for my test tomorrow. I will definitely make another appointment with her.”

“(The Spanish tutor) was most helpful with suggestions and was personable, reliable and had a good attitude in teaching.”

Schedule a session in WCONLINE

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Tutoring-Related Policies 

Inclement Weather Policy
The Academic Support Center abides by Wilson College’s decisions about weather-related closures. When the campus is closed, all ASC services are canceled, including online writing support. When the campus opens at 10 a.m., the ASC will open at 10 a.m. Tutoring sessions scheduled prior to 10 a.m. will be canceled.

The ASC's No-Show and Cancellation Policy
We realize that students are busy and that unexpected events happen, but ask that students provide at least 12 hours of advance notice when they need to cancel a tutoring appointment in the ASC. In cases of unexpected events or illness, please provide your tutor with as much advance notice as possible.

Students who repeatedly miss appointments do a disservice to both tutors and other students who could benefit from tutoring. Therefore, students who miss three or more appointments in a given semester are automatically locked out of the ASC’s schedule management software. If students wish to be reinstated to access tutoring services, they must meet with either Sarah Feldberg or Cathy Wilt. ASC staff reserve the right to restrict students’ access to tutoring services for a full semester if they miss six or more appointments during that period.

Maximum Appointment Policy
To manage demand for tutoring and to prevent students from becoming overly dependent on tutors, the ASC permits students to book only one hour per tutor per day. To make the most of your tutoring appointment, please schedule appointments well in advance of due dates and tests, prepare adequately for tutoring sessions, and prioritize significant concerns.

Students may schedule no more than two sessions with a tutor in a particular subject per week. For example, a student may schedule no more than two writing lab or two biology tutoring sessions each week.