MTC offers free tutoring in a variety of courses for current MTC students. To meet different student needs, we offer both One-on-One tutoring and Walk-in tutoring groups. So if you are having difficulty in a class, check out the links below and take advantage of this great service today!
If you have any questions, see Kathy Rice. She can be reached at:
740-389-4636 Ext. 371
Technology Building Room 183
Other Student Resource Center staff are glad to be of assistance in connecting you with Kathy or answering your questions. So look for any of their smiling faces.
MTC's Tutoring Program: Helping You Open Doors to Your Own Success!
Which Courses are Tutored?
Tutoring is available for most general education classes.
We also try to find tutors for technology specific courses upon request. While we cannot promise to meet every tutor request, we work hard to try to do so. Our goal is to help all students be successful at MTC.
What is One-on-One Tutoring and How Do I Apply for It?
In one-on-one tutoring, you will be matched with a specific tutor with whom you can work throughout the term. Once you are matched, you and the tutor decide how often and when you will meet.
Most one-on-one tutoring should occur in the SRC unless pre-approved by the Tutor Coordinator. One-on-one tutoring is especially good when you are having regular difficulty in a class.
How Do I Apply?
- Start early! Don’t wait until you are behind or failing.
- Complete the tutor request form by clicking this link or by picking one up from the SRC.
- It is best to briefly meet with the Tutor Coordinator at that time, so he/she clearly understands your needs.
- The Coordinator will assign a tutor to you. [This may take as much as a week to arrange, so make your requests early.]
- An initial appointment will be set up for you to meet the tutor.
- You and the tutor will determine dates and times for future meetings. You should set up regular weekly appointments in order to benefit the most from one-on-one tutoring.
What are Open Tutoring Labs?
These are times when a tutor for a specific subject or course will be available to work with any MTC student who comes. You are welcome to come and stay for as little or as long as you need. You do not have to apply or pre-schedule to use these labs. The labs are great if you have only a few questions about your work. They are also good for students who like to study with others from their classes. Types of labs offered and days/times vary from term to term, so you will want to check the schedule each term to see what is available.
Guidelines for Students Using MTC’s Tutoring
- To make the tutoring services you receive part of your total success at MTC, we have established the following guidelines:
- Students using tutoring must regularly attend the class for which they are seeking assistance. Tutors cannot be a substitute for your instructor’s lectures or your independent study efforts. You will be most successful if you attend class, attempt your homework independently, and use tutors to clarify information you do not understand or to practice application of what you are learning. If you are not regularly attending class, tutoring will be suspended.
- Students may receive up to 3 hours of one-on-one tutoring a week per course being tutored. You will need permission from the Coordinator to receive more than this. You may attend as many open lab hours as you need.
- Students who request one-on-one tutoring need to set up regular days and times to meet with their tutors.
The more flexible you are in the times you are available to receive tutoring, the more likely we can find you a match quickly. You must call your tutor or the Coordinator if you cannot come as scheduled, just as the tutor or coordinator must call you if the tutor cannot attend a scheduled appointment. This is only fair and courteous on all our parts.
- Students who miss two scheduled appointments without prior cancellation will lose their assigned tutor for the rest of the term.
- Tutors will wait for you for 20 minutes. If you are later than that, your tutor will consider you a "no-show " and will leave. It will be your responsibility to contact the tutor about missing him/her.
- Students must bring needed textbooks, syllabi, class handouts, calculators, etc. to tutoring sessions.
The SRC does not have all campus textbooks, so if you do not bring yours with you the tutor may not be able to assist you as needed.
- Be respectful of your tutor!
How can I Become a Tutor?
MTC’s Tutoring program is always looking for qualified peer tutors.
Who is Qualified to be a Tutor?
We are looking for current MTC students who have earned A’s or B’s in classes they desire to tutor. We also prefer to hire students whom faculty recommend as tutors.
Do Tutors Receive Pay?
Yes! Tutors are considered student employees and receive an hourly wage.
Some Things to Know as You Consider Becoming a Tutor
- Tutor work schedules can be very flexible (unless you agree ahead of time to conduct an Open Tutoring Lab). We understand that you are a student first and work around your classes each term.
- Tutoring is an excellent way to strengthen your own knowledge and academic performance.
- You are not required to work a minimum number of hours. Therefore if your schedule allows you to work with only one student, that's fine.
- The amount of hours a tutor can earn varies depending on the needs and attendance of our students. We cannot guarantee you a steady number of hours, unfortunately.
How Do I Apply to Be a Tutor?
- Speak with any faculty member whom you believe would recommend you as a tutor. Ask if they would be willing to sign a recommendation form.
- Pick up, from the SRC, or print out, from below, a recommendation form and have the faculty member(s) sign it.
- Call or stop by the SRC and set up an interview with the Tutor Coordinator.
- Come to the appointment with a current passport or two pieces of identification: one with a picture (such as a Driver’s License) and one proving your citizenship (such as a Social Security Card). Also bring the recommendation form signed by faculty members.
- Know when you could be available to tutor.
If hired, you will:
- Complete several employment forms for the Tutor Coordinator.
- Meet with the Tutor Coordinator to receive an overview of services, materials, and tutoring spaces. This meeting requires about 1 hour.
- Communicate with the Coordinator freely about items you need to better perform your job.
- Provide tutoring in the SRC unless the Coordinator approves an alternative area.
If you are interested in becoming a tutor at MTC, please
- print the following form Tutor Referral Form
- fill in your name on the top line
- have a faculty member complete and sign the bottom section
- bring it to the Tutor Coordinator in the SRC [room 183 of the Technology Building].