Olin Library

Tutoring


Our content tutors offer feedback on how you are understanding and applying course concepts. They can help you clarify the assignments you're working on, practice problem-solving, and help you develop more effective studying practices. Working with a tutor gives you the opportunity to explore strategies that you can use at all stages of the learning process: understanding new material, consolidating information from readings and class notes, summarizing information in meaningful categories, and applying what you learn.

Please have all relevant course materials available (either digitally or in hard copy) during your session.

Quotes from students about sessions with content Tutors:

"It was very helpful, especially because it was easier talking and asking questions to a peer on a one-on-one basis.”

"It was very helpful discussing the basics of my chemistry class and applying it to balancing equations (problems that will appear on the test.)”

"I have improved so much already. He makes you feel like you can do it.  He helps me understand core concepts so I do well.”

"I feel like my thoughts throughout my paper are more clear and on the right track now."

Interested in becoming a tutor?

What will I learn from working as a tutor?

Content tutors enter into new roles with students, faculty, and professional staff as they collaborate on the academic demands of courses in their major. Their professors no longer see them as just good students, but also as peer educators who also think deeply about the learning process and the good communication necessary to nurture it. Peer tutors are often even more appealing to graduate programs with official tutor training and experience, prized by universities looking for talented graduate teaching assistants.  Tutors are paid for their efforts with students, though for students, the sessions are free of charge.

What's required of me as a tutor?

  1. Participate in about ten hours of face-to-face crash training spread over the first few weeks, mostly on Wednesday evenings, in the first semester you tutor.  This is a one-credit course, TPJ 106.
  2. After crash training, attend semi-monthly staff meetings on Wednesdays from 5:30-6:30.  For this one-credit course, TPJ 111, you must keep in contact with professors whose courses you tutor and follow their course syllabi carefully. You might share some of these responsibilities with other tutors in your department.
  3. Offer six hours a week for possible appointments throughout the semester. Time spent with clients is paid.

How do I apply?

If you are interested in working with students in this way, please fill out our application on Handshake.

Contact Us

 

Front Desk: (407) 646-2521

Layne Porta Gordon, PhD
Coordinator, Tutoring and Writing Center
lgordon@rollins.edu 
407.646.2190

Mistie Watkins
Associate Coordinator, Tutoring and Writing Center
mwollard@rollins.edu 
407.646.2607

Rollins College
1000 Holt Ave. #2772
Winter Park, Florida 32789