Resources - Tutorial Services
Don't forget that there is other tutoring available on campus. Visit your course's department building to find out how you can get tutoring through your department. More often than not, department tutoring accepts walk-ins and you can get tutored through your department in addition to receiving tutoring through UTS.
BU Faculty Resources:
If you are a faculty member that has a student needing help with a particular course, please feel free to contact us to verify that we have a tutor for that particular subject. At UTS, we are willing to work with you in any way to ensure your students receive the help that they need.
FAQ of Tutees:
How can I sign up for a tutor?
If you are interested in requesting help with one or more subjects, you may come to our office to fill out a request form (the yellow form) or you can download a copy of the request and bring it in to us: Request for a Peer Tutor. Please make sure you sign the back!
How does tutoring work?
UTS offers peer tutoring for one hour per week, per course, free of charge to any Bloomsburg University student. Our tutoring is designed to provide additional assistance with your classes. Tutoring does not replace going to class, take the place of the professor, or substitute your own studying efforts. You may only request tutoring in courses that are offered here at Bloomsburg that you are currently enrolled in. You cannot request tutoring in a topic or subject that is not a course. For example, you cannot request tutoring for algebra skills; rather, you would have to request tutoring for College Algebra, only if you are enrolled in that course.
What happens to my session on a compressed schedule?
The UTS follows the compressed schedule for MWF classes. In case of class and session overlap be in contact with your tutor about rescheduling your session.
What if I missed class and now I have my tutoring session?
It is your responsibility to get the material from your fellow students. Neither your tutor nor your professors are required to teach you the material you have missed that day in class. Tutoring is no replacement for going to class!
I applied for a tutor a week or two ago and haven't heard back from UTS...
If you have not received any notice from the UTS since you left your application, call or stop by the office and ask for the status of your application. Sometimes we do not get tutors for certain classes despite our recruiting efforts. Also, there are dozens of students applying for tutoring, and we try to match everyone with a first-come-first-served approach.
Resources for Tutors:
The Online Tutor Training Program (OTTP) is designed to provide new and current tutors with valuable information about many different aspects of tutoring. Click to access the OTTP :Online Tutor Training Program. Once you finish the OTTP, please answer these questions, and email your answers to Karen Hamman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In order to become a tutor there are multiple forms you need to fill out, listed below:
- Employment Packet Cover Letter
- BU Employment Application
- Tutoring Services Employment Application
- Faculty Recommendation
- Tutor Training Questions
Most of the documents will open with Microsoft Word 2007 or later, but you will need Adobe Reader to open the student employment application. For you to get put on UTS's payroll you will also need to fill out a packet of tax forms, which you can pick up at the tutoring office. You may also pick up the student employment application if you cannot open the PDF version above.