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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Tutoring Center?

The Tutoring Center is a student-funded service sponsored by the Academic Assistance Center. Located in 201 Leasure, the facility has 18 tutoring cubicles that seat up to 5 students and one tutor. Tutoring sessions are offered from 8:30 – 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, in a variety of subjects. The atmosphere is relaxed and comfortable.

Who are the tutors?

The tutors are students, primarily undergraduates, who excel in their subject areas. They have applied to be tutors because they recognize that they can use their understanding of certain subjects to help other students. Our tutors possess the important qualities of patience, excellent interpersonal skills, and the ability to communicate clearly. They must have at least a 3.0 GPA and have earned an A or a B in the class or related class they are tutoring.

How much does it cost?

Nothing! Okay, that's not entirely true. Part of your tuition goes into the Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF). This fund is allocated to various organizations and facilities, and the Tutoring Center is one of them. So essentially, by enrolling at K-State, you are paying for the tutoring. The good news is that tutoring won't cost any additional fees.

Who can get tutoring?

Any K-State student can get tutoring from the Tutoring Center. The only conditions are that we have a tutor in the subject you are requesting and that the tutor is available when you are available. If we don't have a tutor in a subject you request, we will do our best to find one.

How do I get a tutor?

Tutoring request forms are available online or can be picked up in 101 Holton Hall. The request form should be turned in at 101 Holton Hall. Since the application process can take up to a week, don't wait until right before an exam to apply. In fact, the earlier in the semester you apply for a tutor, the more likely you will be to get one.

What are the tutoring sessions like?

Each session is 50 minutes long (the same as the average class period). The number of students per session ranges from one to five depending upon the demand for that subject. How a session operates depends on the oral agreement between the student and the tutor. The tutoring itself takes place during school hours, and each session is assigned a regular time during the week. Thus, having a tutoring session is like having another class.