General Info/Tutoring Guidelines
- The Academic Skills Center serves as a tool, not the sole tool, of academic support
for students. Students in need of academic support should also contact faculty for
- Students needing academic support for courses beyond what is allowable in terms of
amount of time per day, number of reservation blocks per week, or other allowable
assistance should meet with the course instructor and/or an advisor to determine the
appropriateness of the course and/or program of study for the student at this time.
- Tutoring is available for courses in which a student is enrolled currently – not courses
that have been dropped from a student’s schedule or an anticipated course.
- Students should recognize the purpose of tutoring and the proper role of the tutor.
Tutors will provide reinforcement of classroom instruction through demonstration,
explanation, clarification, modeling, etc. The tutor will NOT: proofread writing assignments,
complete homework, write papers, give answers, develop a topic/idea, or perform under
an unreasonable time limit.
- Students are expected to have all homework and other materials completed prior to
the tutorial session. Students should not expect to use tutoring sessions to complete
- Students should be prepared for tutoring by bringing the following items to in-person
tutoring or having these items readily available during virtual tutoring: course syllabus,
textbook, calculator (if applicable), class notes, assignment directions, grading
- Tutors may not assist with homework or other graded assignments. Tutors also may not
assist students with assignments that are designed as self-assessments whether graded
- Students utilizing both in-person and virtual tutoring sessions should expect to work
with other students in the same course as well as the tutor. Likewise, students’ patience
is necessary as tutors circulate while serving multiple students simultaneously.
- Students may save whiteboard examples during in-person and virtual tutoring but may
not record sessions in any way, unless directed by Accessibility Services at Johnston
- Tutoring will not necessarily result in perfect work and does not guarantee an “A” in either the course or on a specific assignment. Grading of all student assignments is solely the responsibility of the instructor who is the ultimate authority.