Remote Tutoring Policies:
Can I email my tutor my paper ahead of time?
Tutors are not able to review assignments or any other materials submitted by students prior to the start of their scheduled tutoring session. Students will come prepared with questions or material they wish to work on with their tutor in order to have a productive tutoring session.
To cancel your appointment for any reason, please call 703.323.3438 or stop by the Language Center at least three hours in advance (24 hours is ideal) of your appointed time. If no one is available, leave a message so that your call time can be noted. If you do not show up for an appointment without calling beforehand, you will not be able to make another appointment until the following semester.
What can I see a tutor about?
We are able to cover a wide-range of topics during a tutorial. Grammar is one area many students need a little extra help with and is often the focus of many tutorials. However, that is not all we offer. For students wishing to practice speaking, conversation tutorials are also available and reading and vocabulary exercises.
What will the Center not do?
Tutors will not proof read papers or do your homework for you.
What do we expect of you?
We ask that all students arrive on time for their appointments. Each student may have one 50-minute appointment each week for free. Please be aware that if you are more than 10 minutes late for your appointment, your tutor may be reassigned to help another student. We usually have more students that need appointments than tutors available, so please try to keep your appointments and be on time. If you are late to an appointment more than once or do not follow the cancellation policy listed below, you will not be eligible for tutoring again that semester.
What should I bring with me?
Please come prepared with an idea of which area you wish to cover and any work materials you know you will need. We have some materials at the Center, but we may not have the specific book(s) your teacher uses, so please try to bring your book(s) with you.