Tutoring

The TLC Tutoring Program offers one-on-one peer support in introductory courses in biology, physics, mathematics and chemistry.

Any student registered in a course covered by the program is eligible to schedule multiple sessions per week with a trained peer tutor. These services are free of charge to all students.

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Available Courses

 

BIOL 121
BIOL 122
BIOL 203
BIOL 204

CHEM 105
CHEM 203
CHEM 205
CHEM 211
CHEM 212
CHEM 230
CHEM 231

MATH 192
MATH 201
MATH 202
MATH 211
MATH 216

PHYS 211
PHYS 212

What to Expect

Expect to talk with the tutor about your content concerns as well as your habits and strategies in the course. The TLC Appointment Preparation Form can help you identify these areas; sharing it with your tutor prior to your appointment can help them more effectively prepare to assist you. You and your tutor can work through problems together which address the identified concepts. Making mistakes with and in front of your tutor is going to help you avoid making them elsewhere.

What else can I be doing to be successful in these courses?

Determine where and why you are stuck, and how you will get help

Use this worksheet, which we believe will make any of the following interventions much more effective.

Consult your instructor

We believe that the professor teaching the course is your best "tutor." Don't be afraid to ask for help. The instructor knows where you are having trouble and can best explain what is expected of you in the class. They can advise you on what to do differently on your own as well.

The TLC Appointment Preparation Form can help you set the agenda for your meeting. 

Sign up for a Study Group

These groups meet for 90 minutes once a week at regularly scheduled times and are led by trained group facilitators who have been successful in these subjects. Participants will be expected to come prepared to ask questions, and to work together with other group members to clarify course content and problem solve. The trained facilitator will coach students through problem solving, and guide group work. Visit my.bucknell.edu/StudyGroups to check schedules and register.

Attend the help sessions (if available)

If you attend more regularly, get involved, and ask questions, you will be taking an active role in your own learning process, which can make a big difference.

Consult with teaching assistants assigned to the course (if available)

These students are selected by the department for their ability in the subject and their familiarity with course materials. Often, they are also familiar with the instructor's teaching methods, and thus are well suited to helping students through difficulties in the course.

Questions?

If you have any questions about scheduling, or experience any difficulties, contact tutoring@bucknell.edu or call 570-577-1841.