AAAC Tutoring Services
The common denominator for students who request a tutor is that they all wish to improve their learning experience.
Tutor groups function like structured study groups, with the tutor as a peer expert.
Tutors are trained at the beginning of each semester on learning styles, tutoring strategies, and modeling and encouraging problem-solving skills.
Tutors will NOT check homework or lecture; they will break down problems, clarify, discuss, explain, and show.
Tutors are required to attend tutor training meetings twice per semester. To date, the AAAC Tutor Staff exceeds 100 tutors!
Studying can be both "fun" and "effective" when students get together for active learning and practice on a routine basis.
Tutors are peer educators who are committed to helping their peers succeed academically.
Each tutor group has one qualified tutor and may have up to five students.
AAAC Tutor Groups are not offered during the summer. However, AAAC Tutoring Services keeps a summer referral list of qualified AAAC tutors who are available for KU undergraduate course-specific tutoring. If you need tutoring assistance this summer, please send an email to email@example.com that contains your name, contact information, and the name of the course. If a qualified tutor is available for the course, your information will be forwarded to the tutor and the tutor will then contact you within 24 hours. It will be up to the student and the tutor to negotiate public meeting locations, meeting days and times, and payment arrangements. Qualified tutors are available for BIOL 100, 152, 246, 350, 400; CHEM 124, 125, 188, 626; GERM 212, 216; ITAL 110, 120, 230; MATH 115, 116, 121, 122; PHSX 114, 115; SPAN 111, 212, 216, 324. We will let you know if we do not have a qualified tutor to match your request.
What is Pre-Registration? Pre-Registration does not formally commit you to any tutor group, nor does it ensure that you will be placed in a particular tutor group. By pre-registering, you give yourself the advantage of a 48-hour head start for requesting specific tutor groups ahead of the rest of campus. Students are placed in tutor groups on a first come, first serve, by schedule basis. Students who pre-register will receive an email from our office as soon as we are ready to begin placing students in groups, which will be shortly after the start of the fall semester. By pre-registering, you give yourself the advantage of selecting a group before the majority of groups fill up.