Peer Tutoring

The Student Success Center offers FREE peer tutoring to currently enrolled UT Dallas students during Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters.



Tutoring assistance is offered for many of the historically challenging subjects at UT Dallas, including Biochemistry, Biology, Organic Chemistry, General Chemistry, and Neuroscience. Other subjects may be added depending on the current tutors’ qualifications.

Schedules for drop-ins and appointments are below.

This website will have the most up-to-date information.

Tutoring sessions are designed to meet student’s individual questions and needs, but the tutors do not provide direct answers for homework and exams. The Peer Tutors are undergraduate students who have excelled in the course in which they tutor and have been trained to facilitate discussion on course content as well as study habits.

Peer tutoring offers drop-in, open lab sessions Monday-Friday and appointments throughout the week (based on tutors’ schedules and subject to change). Please see the schedules below and visit acceSSC to check availability and schedule appointments! Tutoring sessions are held in McDermott Library 1.310 and Residence Hall Northwest 4.003 (General Chemistry).

Tutoring Schedule Fall 2016

Tutoring Guidelines and Policies

We are so excited you are interested in attending Peer Tutoring at UT Dallas! We offer both drop-in tutoring sessions (in McDermott Library and Residence Hall NW) and appointments (in McDermott Library). For reference, the student attending a tutoring session is referred to as a “tutee.”



 

Tutee Guidelines:

  • You must be a UT Dallas student enrolled in the course in which you are seeking tutoring.
  • You are not limited to the number of drop-in sessions you may attend. For appointments, you are limited to one per week per subject.
  • No food or open drinks are allowed in the MC 1.310 tutoring lab.
  • Please be respectful to the SSC staff, tutors, and other tutees with your noise level and other behaviors. You will be asked to leave if you become a distraction.

Advice for Tutees from Veteran Tutors:

  • A tutor is not a replacement for the class, so while it is perfectly okay to have difficulties with a subject and it is admirable to ask for help, you need to also do the work.
  • You should not come to tutoring expecting homework or exam answers to be given to you or for the tutors to do any work for you. This could cause an ethical dilemma and a referral to the Dean of Students.
  • Have a good reasonable idea on what you want to accomplish before coming in.
  • Make it a habit to come in for tutoring. Regulars get more out of tutoring and are far easier to tutor than someone who stops by once here and there. The best tutees are either regulars or people that know what to ask. The worst tutees are the ones that show up the day of the test hoping to learn "everything."
  • Go to class, read your book, practice the problems, and then come with questions!
  • Come to a tutoring session with questions; don't expect the tutor to just spoon feed you information. Tutoring is a two way street!

Tutoring Appointment Policies:

  • Tutees may schedule one appointment per week per subject
  • Appointments must be scheduled at least 24 hours in advance via acceSSC
    No Shows:
  • No Shows affect our tutors’ compensation; if a tutee “no shows,” the tutors do not get paid fully for that shift for which they planned to tutor. Please cancel in a timely manner.
  • Tutees with tutoring appointments have 15 minutes to arrive for their appointment. If they do not arrive within 15 minutes of their appointment’s scheduled start time, they will be considered a No Show
  • No Show penalties
    • 1st offense – warning email from manager
    • 2nd offense – temporary suspension of appointment-making privileges until the student meets with the manager to clarify policy
    • 3rd offense – revocation of appointment-making privileges for the rest of the semester
    Late Cancellations:
  • Tutees should cancel within 24 hours of their appointment’s scheduled start time via acceSSC. This is the polite thing to do so that tutors may rearrange their schedules.
  • When 24 hour advance notice is not possible, the tutee must cancel at least three hours prior to the start of their appointment by calling 972-883-5487 and leaving a message
  • Appointments cancelled within three hours of the appointment’s scheduled start time (or within 15 minutes after the appointment has already started) are considered Late Cancellations
  • 3 late cancellations equal one No Show.