TLC Policies

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 A student being tutored one on one while looking at a periodic table.
 A student being tutored while working on his laptop.

Generally, tutoring requires students to be active partners in their learning

  • We require that students come to appointments prepared to discuss problems from their classes
  • A tutor will not directly help students with course assignments, as this would be an academic integrity violation.
  • The tutor can guide a student through the process of an assignment and support the student on the concepts required for the assignment.
  • In addition, we require that students commit to attending their tutoring appointments
  • If you need to miss an appointment, contact the Tutoring Center front desk at 513-785.3139 Hamilton Office and 513.727.3440 Middletown 24 hours prior to the scheduled appointment.
  • Student who miss or cancel more than two appointments in a semester may have all remaining appointments canceled without notice and may be unable to schedule future appointments prior to speaking with the tutor coordinator.
  • Students who are late more than three times to an appointment within a semester are subject to the above policy.

Additional policies and expectations can be found below:

What do tutors expect from their clients (students)?

  • Client will arrive to appointments on time.
  • Client will arrive to sessions prepared and ready to work in the tutoring partnership.
  • Client will bring all necessary materials and update the tutor on course expectations.
  • Client will remain at the tutoring session for the full 50 minutes.
  • Client will work with the TLC office to schedule the next appointments for the semester.
  • Clients will only cancel appointments in rare cases. When such cases arise clients will cancel the appointment 24 hours prior to the scheduled appointment.

What can clients expect of their tutor?

  • Tutor will arrive to appointments on time.
  • Tutor will arrive to sessions prepared and ready to work in the tutoring partnership.
  • Tutor will promote independent learning and respect your input.
  • Tutor will not do your assigned work but will support your efforts and guide you through the process.
  • Tutors will only cancel appointments in rare cases. The TLC office will then work with the client to reschedule the appointment.