What is Tutoring? Tutoring is a one-on-one personal academic support system. Tutors share their knowledge of their subject matter. They work to provide an active learning experience for their students by explaining difficult concepts and providing examples for exploration. Tutors encourage, motivate, inspire, and enable students to develop confidence in their academic abilities. The goal of tutoring is to enable students to become independent and fearless lifelong learners eager to explore learning and create lives that will inspire others.
Tutors assist students in their weekly assignments and study techniques, and are available on a drop-in basis at scheduled hours.
What are the benefits of tutoring? Working with a fellow student or a professional can be a real treat. It helps to hear course material explained from a point of view different from the instructor. Your tutor can provide you with valuable feedback on how to approach the course and the material.
What should I bring to my tutoring sessions? Your tutor will be able to assist you in the most effective manner when you bring your textbook, class notes, assignment details, questions, and your work to date.
What happens during a tutoring session? Your tutor will ask you what you need, and how you have approached the subject so far. He or she will involve you in a discussion of the course material. You homework will be scrutinized, but the tutor will not simply provide you with correct answers. Tutors are trained to help you find your own correct answers. They assist you with basic reading/writing/math skills necessary for success in your college course. Your tutor will also help you with note taking and test taking skills, and tips on how to study your particular subject.
Who are the tutors? CAA peer tutors are Baltimore City Community College students who generally earned a grade of “A” in the course and have been trained to use a supportive approach to tutoring. They are students who are concerned about their fellow students and who are interested in helping others learn the subjects they enjoy themselves. Tutors are also adjunct faculty, retired BCPS teachers, and community professionals who are committed to the mission of BCCC and who enjoy helping students learn.
What subjects do you tutor? We tutor English, Math, Reading, Science, Business, Accounting, CADD, and Fashion Design.
Who is eligible? Students must be currently enrolled at Baltimore City Community College in the course for which they request tutoring. Tutoring is not available for placement tests.
How do I apply for tutorial services? Come to MNB 117-B to request a tutor. You may also walk in any Tutoring Center to request a tutor.
Where are you located? Tutoring Centers are located in the Main Building and the Life Sciences Building. Come to MNB 117-B to find the Center you need.
What are your hours of operation? Hours vary for each Center. You may call our Main Office to find the hours of the Center you need: 410-462-8222.
What do I need to become a tutor? If you enjoy helping fellow students, while reinforcing your own knowledge and skills, you can pick up an application at the Main Office – MNB 117-B.
Be a current student in an official program of study, taking at least 6 credits and having earned 12 units of college credits
Have attained a grade of A in course(s) he/she wants to tutor
Have a GPA of 3.0 or higher
Be dependable, patient, and able to work well with diverse student population and staff
Have good communication and interpersonal skills
Participate in Tutor Orientation and Training.
Can tutors help me with homework? Yes. Tutors will assist with your homework; however, tutors will not do your work for you. Our goal is to help you to become an independent learner.
Can tutors help me with a take home test or quiz? No, tutors cannot help anyone with a take home test or quiz.
Can we form a study group with the assistance of a tutor? Yes. We encourage students to form study groups and we will assign a tutor to assist you, if one is available. Come to the Main Office, MNB 117-B, for more information.
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