Office of Student Academic Services
 

Frequently Asked Questions


Other Questions or Concerns?
Please contact SAS at SASPeerTutoring@skidmore.edu

 


 

 

How do I get a tutor?

When should I use tutoring?

How should I use tutoring?

To get the most out of your time with a tutor, prepare ahead for the session. The tutor will ask what you want to work on, so come knowing what you want to accomplish with the tutor. You might come...

What courses do you tutor?

Student Academic Services’ peer tutoring, open to and free for all Skidmore students from first-years to seniors, is available (drop-in or by appointment) for most courses, based on tutor availability. The tutors are your peers—all Skidmore undergraduates who have been trained to work with you on in specific disciplines, and at all levels.  Their goal is to provide you with a safe, comfortable, congenial place to discuss any of your academic concerns and questions.

What other tutoring resources are there?

These groups serve students primarily during the academic year. Check out their websites or contact them directly for more information.

The Skidmore College Writing Center, Scribner Library, Room 440; x8441

The Skidmore Writing Center, open to and free for all Skidmore students, has proved to be a vital resource for writers from first-years to seniors. Writing Center tutors are your peers—all Skidmore undergraduates who have been trained to work with you on your writing process, in all disciplines, and at all levels.  Their goal is to provide you with a safe, comfortable, congenial place to discuss any of your writing concerns and questions. You can seek a conversation at any stage in the writing process: figuring out where or how to start an assignment, gathering ideas, organizing ideas, beginning a draft, completing a draft, revising, or fine-tuning your prose. Tutors will work with you to analyze a text, develop an argument, compare or integrate theories, write a lab report, or revise personal statements for graduate school, scholarship, or internship applications.

The Accounting & Finance Lab, Scribner Library, Room 417: Monday-Thursday, 8:00-10:00pm

The Accounting & Finance Lab, open to and free for all students, is a resource for any student taking a course in accounting and finance. Accounting & Finance Lab tutors are your peers-all Skidmore undergraduates who have been trained to work with you in your accounting and finance questions. No appointments are necessary-simply stop by the lab and work with an available tutor.

Math & Computer Science (MCS) Lab, Harder 209 (Math) and Harder 207 (CS)

The MCS Peer Tutoring and Computing Lab is operated by the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science and provides tutorial and computing support for mathematics and computer science courses. Quantitative Reasoning (QR) Tutors are available to assist students working to satisfy QR requirements as well as students enrolled in departmental courses.

Foreign Language Resource Center (FLRC), Bolton 380-381

The Foreign Language Resource Center provides resources for foreign language study. The facility includes multiple computer stations for use in the evenings, an interactive Smartboard, and multi-region DVD and VCR players with large screen projection. The student stations also include webcams and headsets with microphones for intensive language practice and multimedia production. The FLRC also has an open study area with four computer workstations for use by students on a drop-in basis. The lab also offers a lounge area for viewing foreign videos and TV from foreign stations received by satellite. An adjacent workroom provides 3 additional workstations with hardware and software to support the production of multimedia projects.

How long do most individual tutoring sessions last?

Do I need to attend the entire drop-in tutoring session?

No. These sessions last between 1-2 hours. You may attend the full session or any portion that you choose. You are free to attend as needed.

How do study groups work?

Submit an application [hyperlink] to join or start a study group. We will match you, via email, with students who have completed a request for the same course. Study groups meet student academic services during office hours.

How do I become a tutor?

Individual Tutor Application [hyperlink to peer tutor application]

Students applying to be a tutor must:

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