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Appointment Comparison Guide

How do I know which type of tutoring appointment is right for me? By using the table below, you can best determine which appointment might be the right fit for your academic needs.

Questions Weekly Appointments Single Appointments
Will I meet with the same tutor? Yes, you will meet with the same tutor each week. You will potentially meet with a different tutor each time you sign up for an appointment.
How long will we meet for an appointment? Up to an hour and a half Up to 1 hour
How frequently will our appointments occur? Once a week for the remainder of the semester. You are permitted up to 2 appointments in a week. Per course, you are permitted up to 2 appointments in a week.

  • If you are already signed up for a weekly appointment, you are permitted to sign up for 1 Single appointment.
How many appointments can I sign up for? You may sign up for 1 weekly appointment per course. If you need to meet with a tutor more than once per week, you can make 1 Single appointment in addition to your weekly appointment. You may sign up for up to 2 Single appointments (if available) per course in a week.
How many other students will be in the appointment? Up to three, with opportunity to pool your knowledge with other students, reviewing class topics and points of confusion collectively. Just you.
Works best for… Students who wish to further develop their study skills. 

Students who want to engage in consistent review of course material.

Students with just one or two questions. 

Students who are not sure if tutoring is the right fit for them.

Things to Consider

The help you receive from a Peer Tutor will depend very much on what you bring to the table. Peer Tutors do not prepare a lesson plan or review the material from your class. Tutors not only help to answer your questions about confusing aspects of the course, but they also listen to your concerns and help you develop stronger methods of approaching course material.

Single appointments are really for one-time questions. If you think you might need more assistance than our Peer Tutors can handle in the time allotted, you may want to consider Weekly appointments. Single appointments book up quickly during exam times—so remember to plan ahead!

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