Tutee Do's and Don'ts


Do's Don'ts
· Come prepared

· Read your notes beforehand and truly try to understand the information before seeking help

· Prepare specific questions for the Peer Tutor

· Ensure that your questions are relevant to the course that specific Peer Tutor is supporting

· Be respectful of the Peer Tutors, they are volunteering their time to help you succeed

· Explore the many resources provided at Stong College (stong.yorku.ca/) , Bethune College (bethune.yorku.ca/) and other units

·  Be honest with your Peer Tutor – if you don’t understand what they’re explaining, let them know. They will be able to help you understand the material

· Respect other tutees’ right to a Peer Tutor. If there are other tutees waiting, the maximum amount of time the tutor can spend with you in one session is 15 minutes

· Engage in critical thinking

· Be responsible and accountable for your own learning

·  Be patient

· Use campus resources, writing centres/support (Writing Centres at South Ross 311 and Scott Library Leaning Commons, SPARK yorku.ca/spark/)

· Don’t expect the Peer Tutor to teach you everything in a unit or the entire course the night before a test/exam

· Don’t verbally or physically assault/abuse Peer Tutor if they do not know the answer to your question

· Don’t bribe Peer Tutors to give you past tests or expect them to answer questions from such tests if not obtained from professor.

· Don’t bring past tests to the tutoring    session

· Don’t expect the Peer Tutor to help you with your assignments/labs

· If a Peer Tutor is trying to help you, and you are unwilling to co-operate, you are free to leave

· Don’t expect the Peer Tutor to know the answer to your questions if they are not specific to their respective course

· Don’t be too defensive about constructive criticisms

· Don’t blame your Peer Tutor for poor grades

· Don’t date your Peer Tutor/purposely meet Peer Tutor outside office hours

· Don’t harass your Peer Tutor

· Don’t ask your Peer Tutor for personal favours or money