Students who engage in weekly tutoring meet with a peer tutor for an hour each week. The tutoring sessions occur on the same day and time each week and may be one-to-one or shared with another student from the same course section. Weekly tutoring begins during the second week of the quarter and continues for the remainder of the quarter. Students are encouraged to register early in the quarter for weekly tutoring to gain the maximum benefits.
The first step is to complete a Tutoring Needs Assessment (TNA). During the TNA you will share information about your goals for the course and learning preferences that will be helpful for your tutor to know and learn important information about how weekly tutoring sessions work. As a student who is new to tutoring, you will need to sign-up for a TNA appointment on TutorTrac.
After completing your TNA, you are eligible to sign up for weekly tutoring on TutorTrac. If you are unable to find a tutoring session that works with your schedule, make sure to sign up for the wait-list and provide as many details as possible about your availability.
If you have received tutoring during the last academic year and received a B- or higher in the course you received tutoring for, you may be eligible to complete an assessment form without making an appointment. Contact our virtual front desk by chat, email, or phone for more information.
If no tutoring slots listed work for your availability, you will have the option on Tutortrac to sign up for the waitlist. Remember to provide as many details as possible about your availability. The more we know about your availability, the more effectively we can work to find you a tutoring slot. While LAP cannot accomodate all students on the weekly tutoring waitlist, we can steer students toward other campus resouces including Individual Consultation Appointments.
The tutoring blitz is offered for several days in the beginning of the quarter. It is a concentrated offering of 1-on-1 appointments where students begin the process of setting up weekly tutoring sessions for the quarter. During their Tutoring Needs Assessment (TNA) appointment, students connect with a staff member to share a more thorough picture of their needs in the specific course, think and talk through how they plan to be successful in the course, and share how tutoring would be most helpful for them. If students are unable to participate in the Blitz, TNA appointments will continue to be available throughout the quarter. The Digital Blitz will be conducted via Zoom. For additional details, continue to explore our website and visit our virtual front desk with any questions!