Tutoring Frequently Asked Questions and Answers
Why become a tutor?
Does TutorTrac, require a certain browser?
Which classes have tutoring available?
Why are there no options when I searched for my course?
If no times appear it is possible we do not offer tutoring for that course, or we only have 1-on-1 tutoring for that course or all appointments are full. Expand your search by changing the "Available from and to" dates in TutorTrac then leave the "reason" field blank so both types of tutoring will appear. Also check out Online Resources for additional tutoring and support services. If you are still unable to find the resources or support you need, please Contact Us.
Do I need to make an appointment or can I just show up?
We offer three types of tutoring: 1-on-1, drop-in and group. All three types will show up on the schedule, so take note whether schedule time is dark green (1-on-1), light blue (drop-in), or yellow (group).
If you want a 1-on-1 appointment you need to sign up 24 hours in advance by clicking on the time in the appointment block on the scheduling calendar. The 24 hour advance notice gives the tutor adequate time to plan for the appointment. If you sign up less than 24 hours in advance, the appointment is not valid.
Drop-in appointments are convenient because you can just show up at the time and location listed and a tutor will be there to help. The tutor may be helping several students or groups of students from different classes at the same time.
Group sessions also require signing up in advance. We set a maximum number of students for the session (usually between two and four depending on the subject). The first student who signs up determines the course that will be the focus of that 30 minute session. Other students in that course can sign up for the group session until the maximum is reached. Group sessions have the advantage of being more focused than drop-in times, but still allow us to serve more students than the 1 on 1 format allows.
Can I bring a friend with me to tutoring?
How can a tutor help me?
What is the purpose of tutoring?
How can I prepare for my tutoring sessions?
Who will be leading the tutoring sessions?
Is there a charge for tutoring?
How can I qualify for this service?
What are your hours of operation?
Where is tutoring located?
Is there a limit to how many times I come in for tutoring?
How do I become a tutor?
Applicants need a cumulative 3.0 GPA or higher with a minimum of 32 credits completed (12 credits must have been completed at WSU).
A or B in courses they would like to tutor.
Students must be enrolled with 6 or more credits each semester they tutor.
Applicants need good communication skills and must have the ability to work with students from diverse backgrounds and with varied skill levels.
Applicants must have a completed recommendation form from a faculty member in each subject area you would like to tutor (i.e. Accounting, Economics, and Math).