Types of Sessions at Campus Tutoring Service
These 50 minutes sessions are what most people likely envision when they think of "tutoring". The session must be booked by one person, however that person can bring up to 2 friends at no extra charge. The sessions are course specific (you can't do "half Finite, half Accounting"). Sessions must be scheduled in advance (there are no "walk-ins"). These sessions are STUDENT DIRECTED, meaning that the student must indicate what they want help with and bring the corresponding materials. The tutor will help the student gain mastery of that material, assuming the student has reasonable expectations. We CAN'T perform magic and help you learn 8 weeks of material in 50 minutes! These sessions are ideal for students looking to better understand homework in many courses (i.e. WebWork in MATH-M 118 & MATH-M 119, GPs in BUS-K 201).
B or Better Sessions
These sessions are offered exclusively for "Finite Math MATH-M 118" and "Brief Survey of Calculus MATH-M 119". The sessions function very much like a private high school class, and are CTS DIRECTED. This means that on each day there is an agenda, and CTS will be dictating the material that gets covered that day. In most sessions, roughly half of the session is spent on lecture and note taking. The other half is spent working on practice problems provided by CTS. These sessions are structured to enhance exam performance, not to answer specific homework questions. We do this because typically around 75% of the final course grade is based on exam scores. Most students who attend these sessions REGULARLY (and pay attention) receive grades of B- or higher in these classes.
Prior to exams, students often look for practice materials to study. Our exam reviews provide such materials and are CTS DIRECTED. Students that attend an Exam Review are given a handout with practice problems when they arrive. Assuming they arrive the recommended 15 minutes early, they are encouraged to try and "work ahead" before the review starts. Once the review begins, the instructor will explain each problem on the review packet one at a time, fully explaining the concepts and formulas required to complete the problems successfully. If there are tons of great questions, we may or may not finish the entire review packet (but most of the time we do). For certain exams that cover a lot of material, we offer multiple different "Problem Sets" in lieu of a single Exam Review. This occurs when a comprehensive discussion of all relevant topics to the test simply cannot happen in a single sitting.
Total Review Packages
As mentioned above, for some exams, multiple Problem Sets are necessary to deliver full coverage of all the relevant topics on an exam. For those tests, we offer a package deal consisting of all the available Problem Sets at a discounted price.