Office of Academic Success: Tutoring Guidelines

Understanding Your Tutor and Tutoring Session

Remember these important points:

  1. You are responsible for arriving on time and coming prepared to work. Be sure to bring your books, notes, questions, syllabus, etc. Be ready to learn!

  2. If you cannot make your scheduled tutoring appointment, contact your tutor in advance. Cancellation Policy: After two (2) cancellations in a course, the Assistant Director will be contacting the tutee about excessive cancellations. After 3 cancellations, you will be discontinued from tutoring in that course. If your tutor cannot make a tutoring session, he/she will contact you. If you cannot reach your tutor, call (570) 340-6045 ext 2549, or email

  3. No Show Policy: If you fail to show for your scheduled tutoring appointment and do not contact your tutor or the Tutoring Services, this is consider a "No Show." If two (2) No Show tutoring sessions occur, you will be discontinued from tutoring in that course. You will need to schedule an appointment with the Assistant Director of Tutoring Services before any further tutoring sessions.

  4. Your tutor will not do your work for you, but he/she will help you better understand the topics you're discussing in class. Your tutor is not your teacher, nor a master of the subject, so you must still attend class and come prepared for your tutoring session.

  5. Your tutor is not permitted to write your paper but will assist you with the content and give verbal suggestions. If you need writing assistance, please use the Writing Center.

  6. You must meet with your tutor every week, not only when you need the tutor (exams, quizzes, papers, projects, etc.). Weekly tutoring helps strengthen your knowledge of the course content. During your tutoring sessions, you can cover current, past, and future course material.

  7. All information related to tutoring will be sent to your Marywood student e-mail address. Check it often.

  8. If you have a documented disability, your tutor will not be aware of your disability unless you inform him/her. Any information you share with your tutor will remain confidential and will only be discussed with the Assistant Director, if necessary. If you need extra assistance during your tutoring session, inform the Assistant Director and your tutor so that accommodations can be provided.