Tutoring FAQs

  1. What subjects can I get tutoring in?
  2. What do I need to do in order to get a tutor of my own?
  3. Where are tutoring sessions held?
  4. When are tutor sessions held?
  5. How long does a tutoring session last?
  6. Do I get to pick when to meet with a tutor or are there pre-set times?
  7. Who are the tutors and what makes them eligible to tutor me?
  8. What do I bring to my tutoring session?
  9. Do I need to bring a laptop if I have questions on my online homework?
  10. What can academic counseling do for me?
  11. How much will it cost me for tutoring services?
  12. What other kinds of help are available?

1. What subjects can I get tutoring in?
(Math, science, psychology, criminal justice, foreign language )
The Learning Center (LC) offers tutoring in many math and science areas, and has included subjects such as accounting, algebra, anatomy & physiology, biology, calculus, chemistry I & II, criminal justice, finite math, fundamental skills for math, logic & problem solving, organismal biology, organic chemistry, physics, probability & statistics, research design, Spanish and trigonometry.

English
The Writing Center (WC) has student tutors trained to help with writing in many different content areas.

2. What do I need to do in order to get a tutor of my own?
Getting academic help is as simple as coming in to the Center for Academic Services (CAS; 208 Peabody Hall) or the Writing and Learning Center (WLC; 210 Peabody Hall). Professionals are available to help students line up the services they need to be successful. Students needing a tutor may feel comfortable going to the WLC and lining up their own tutor. Many students come first to the CAS for assistance in finding the right tutor or asking for more general academic assistance. Either way, all types of students--both students who are having academic challenges and students who are excelling academically--are finding their way to the CAS and the WLC.

3. Where are tutoring sessions held?
The Learning Center is located in 210 Peabody Hall. Tutoring sessions offered through the Learning Center are conducted in 210 Peabody Hall. However, there are other tutoring services available to Husson students. Other locations that have historically offered tutoring sessions include the Center for Academic Services (208 Peabody Hall), the Accounting Lounge (244 Peabody Hall), and the Sawyer Library and the G. Peirce Webber Campus Center.

4. When are tutor sessions held?

Tutoring sessions are generally held Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.  Dependent on tutor availability, evening sessions may also be available.  Individual tutoring sessions may be scheduled at other times as well. An academic counselor in the Center for Academic Services (208 Peabody Hall) can assist you in finding a time to meet with a tutor or academic counselor that works with your class schedule.  Review the current WLC tutor schedule to determine a time that best fits your schedule.

5. How long does a tutoring session last?
The length of the tutoring session will vary based on student need. Typically tutoring sessions last between 30-60 minutes.

6. Do I get to pick when to meet with a tutor or are there pre-set times?
You will pick a time to meet with the tutors based on the pre-set tutor schedule. There is typically enough variety in the tutor schedule to accommodate your availability.

7. Who are the tutors and what makes them eligible to tutor me?
The Writing Center and Learning Center (WLC) employ both peer (student) and professional tutors. Peer tutors are students who have excelled in coursework and have been trained in how to assist students struggling in those particular courses. Professional tutors are faculty and staff with expertise in one or more areas who work part time to tutor in their area of expertise. The Center for Academic Services (CAS) employs three professional academic counselors to assist with tutoring and general academic counseling.

8. What do I bring to my tutoring session?
What you bring to the session will vary based on the reason for your visit. You typically will bring your textbook, the assignment, your notes, and any other class material that may be referenced during your tutoring session.

9. Do I need to bring a laptop if I have questions on my online homework?
There are three computers in the Learning Center for student use. Online homework can be accessed via these computers. Wifi internet access is available in the Learning Center, so you can always bring your laptop to your tutoring session and work from it.

10. What can academic counseling do for me?
The Center for Academic Services (CAS; 208 Peabody Hall) works with students to line up appropriate academic tutoring from the Writing Center/Learning Center (WLC; 210 Peabody Hall), to develop individual academic learning plans, to provide academic counseling, to assist in choosing a major, to assist in learning time management and study skills, to provide accommodations to students with learning disabilities and to generally navigate the path to academic success.

11. How much will it cost me for tutoring services?
Not a cent. Tutoring services are free of charge to Husson University students.

12. What other kinds of help are available?
Supplemental Instructors (SIs) are also available for several science classes. SIs are students who have already taken and excelled in the class in which they are a supplement instructor and know how to assist students struggling with the subject matter. They attend the class again with current students and reteach/review the material with students on a weekly basis in both whole group and individual settings.