Tutoring Expectations

What to Expect from Tutors

INTO USF tutors are USF students studying in their respective fields or have a background and experience in their content area.

  • A Tutor's role is to help you...
    • Review information discussed in class
    •  Understand how to solve sample problems
    • Develop a study plan for exams
    • Structure and format papers
    • Review English grammar rules and pronunciation
    • Prepare for and practice oral presentations

  •  Tutoring is...
    • A way for you to stay competitive in your classes
    • Getting clarification and feedback for papers, assignments, tests...
    • A way to plan out your work and get ahead
    • Having one-one-one or small group discussions
  • Students are not required to attend tutoring, but we recommend that students meet with a tutor at least once per week.
  • Students are responsible for ensuring that the work they submit or prepare for any class is their own.
  • Tutors are not responsible for the grades students earn, and they cannot predict what grades students will earn.
  • Tutors may not perform class work, complete exams, or edit essays/papers for students.
  • Individual Tutoring is available for almost every class that INTO USF students are taking. Students meet one-on-one with a tutor to discuss the information from the course in order to better understand the material.
  • Similar to individual Tutoring, students can also organize Small Group Tutoring sessions with a couple of their classmates and a tutor as well.

Students Expectations

  • If you know you have an assignment due, plan ahead to meet with a tutor early.
  • Go prepared! Bring your textbook, notes, syllabus, and a goal for what you would like to accomplish!
  • Tutoring is for every kind of student. If you are earning good grades, we want to help you keep getting good grades. And if you need help improving your scores, we can help you!
  • Students will be able to schedule tutoring through their GradesFirst online accounts.
    • This will be available to you once you arrive at USF.
  • Students are responsible for scheduling their own appointments.
  • Students should plan ahead, and schedule their appointments early so that they can be sure to meet with a tutor.