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Academic Achievement Center

Tutoring

Towson University provides tutorial support in courses (most frequently requested 100 & 200 level) for undergraduates. These services help many students succeed in the classroom.

University faculty are our studentsí primary resource to facilitate mastery of the course material. The Academic Achievement Center Support Network serves as a comprehensive secondary learning resource providing a variety of support services advancing and enhancing learning.

Peer tutors have earned an A or B+ in relevant coursework and are recommended by TU faculty. Each tutor is eligible for CRLA tutor certification.

Tutorial services are provided free-of-charge and depend upon the availability of a qualified tutor. Students are assisted on a first-come, first-served basis and are provided appointment-based (one hour) or group drop-in tutoring.  Sessions are limited to one hour per week, per course. Tutors and students are expected to adhere to Towson University's Academic Integrity Policy during all tutoring sessions.

Preparing for Tutoring

When you arrive for your tutoring session, please come prepared with your course syllabus, book, and specific questions. Tutors will assist you with the areas where you have questions, but will not do your work for you.

As you enter the center, type in your Towson ID number into the log in computer. Choose the reason you are visiting, including the course. When you leave, type your Towson ID number into the log in computer again, this time selecting the name of the tutor with whom you worked. If the log in computer is not working, please use the paper sheets available in the binder next to it and notify the coordinator or tutor.

Schedule Tutoring

What You Need to Know

  • Always discuss course difficulties with the instructor first. Utilize the Academic Achievement Center as a secondary resource.
  • Drop-in and appointment-based tutoring sessions are usually held in the AAC and other approved campus locations.
  • Students who are scheduled for appointment-based tutoring sessions are eligible for one hour of tutoring weekly. Schedule your tutoring session by using TutorTrac™ at least 48 hours before the desired day/time. If you cannot attend a tutoring appointment, cancel the session by using TutorTrac™ 24 hours ahead of time. Frequent cancellations or absences, without an acceptable reason, will lead to termination of services.
  • Group tutoring sessions are scheduled weekly and limited to six students.
  • Class attendance is imperative. Bring appropriate course textbooks, class notes, and returned tests or quizzes to your sessions. Be prepared to identify and discuss course difficulties. Tutoring sessions can be cancelled if you are not prepared.
  • Towson University faculty recommend all peer tutors. Your tutor will help you understand significant course concepts, develop problem-solving strategies, and suggest study strategies if necessary. Your tutor may not be able to answer all questions. Your tutor will not complete or assist with homework, project, writing and research assignments; similar problems can be worked on during your session. Contact the center director if concerns arise.
  • Your tutor will attend all scheduled tutoring sessions unless an unexpected situation arises. Your tutor will contact you and the center if an absence is anticipated. Tutors will also provide a make-up session if time permits.
  • If you no longer need tutorial assistance, or drop or withdraw from a course, please inform your tutor and the AAC immediately. Other students may be waiting for help.
  • Your feedback is very important to us. We expect you to evaluate our services after the final exam period.

 

Academic Achievement Center
Cook Library, Room 524 (map)
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Tuesday and Thursday 8 a.m. - 7 p.m. during tutoring, except during Spring Break

Phone: 410-704-2291
E-mail: achieve@towson.edu



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