How long are tutoring appointments? Most tutoring sessions are one hour long.
For what courses does University Tutorial Services provide tutors? Please check Starfish to see which one of your courses has tutoring available. Directions
on how to navigate the software can be found on our website.
Can I schedule a tutor for all of my courses? Students may schedule tutoring for three courses.
There is no tutor offered for my course… Be sure to search Starfish first. If five students request tutoring for a course
we do not currently offer, University Tutorial Services will search for a tutor. If
you cannot find a tutor, please click here to complete the help form or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
How much does tutoring cost? University Tutorial Services provides tutoring free of charge to all Binghamton University
Is there a penalty for cancelling an appointment? UTS requests that if students must cancel an appointment, they do so with a minimum
of 12 hours notice. Cancelling an appointment with less than 12 hours notice will
be considered a missed appointment. Four missed appointments will result in the loss
of tutoring privileges. Frequent cancellations will be tracked, and students will
lose their tutoring privileges.
What happens if I miss an appointment? Four missed tutoring appointments will result in the loss of tutoring privileges.
Note that failure to sign in at a tutoring appointment or cancelling with less than
12 hours notice are each tracked as missed appointments. If an extenuating circumstance
arises that does not allow 12 hours notice, please notify UTS via email at UTS@binghamton.edu.
Is there anything I need to do before tutoring? Tutors are not expected to re-teach course material. Therefore, be sure to review
course material and come prepared with questions. Also, tutors are NOT permitted to
complete homework assignments, quizzes, tests, or online assignments with or for students.
When should I sign up for a tutor? Tutoring is most effective when it is utilized on a regular basis. We HIGHLY recommend
signing up for a tutor as early as possible, NOT right before an exam. UTS tutoring
is provided on a recurring, weekly basis and is designed to improve overall critical
thinking and analytical skills across disciplines; it is not intended to serve as
Is one-on-one tutoring available? Due to the number of students seeking tutoring, one-on-one tutoring is not available
through our office. STAR-NY online tutoring is provided one-on-one.
How do I become a tutor? Applications for tutors may be found on the sidebar.