Tutoring

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Overview

The OHSE provides tutoring sessions in the following courses: mathematics, chemistry, physics for academic support. Each tutoring session is led by high-achieving COF scholars who major in the corresponding area and completed the relevant course with outstanding performance; some tutors also hold paid positions as undergraduate teaching assistants. COF scholars who are having a hard time with any of these courses and incoming freshmen are encouraged to attend to these sessions and are required to complete 3 hours of tutoring sessions per week. As we continue to deal with the lingering COVID-19 pandemic, tutoring sessions are offered both virtually and in-person. Tutoring time varies according to tutor availability. 

What to bring to the tutoring sessions?

  • Turn on your video camera (if via Zoom).
  • Make sure to have a stable internet connection (if via Zoom). 
  • Be sure to ask specific questions about what you need help with.
  • Come prepared with class notes, textbook, and any other class resources. 

A tutor will: 

  • Work with students with quiz/exam preparation, homework assignments strategies, note-taking skills, and other academic tasks related to course material. 
  • Support students to help them set goals and expectations for assessment preparation (e.g., quiz, exam, homework assignments, projects, laboratory experiments). 
  • Assist students to understand concepts discussed in lecture, recitation, and laboratory sessions. 
  • The goal of tutoring is to help students become independent learners and complete tasks by their own. 

A tutor will not: 

  • Complete homework assignments for you. 
  • Provide you answers of homework assignments. 
  • Make up or give you a summary of the class session you missed. 

Note: tutoring is not just for students who are struggling or having a hard time in a course(s).