Small Group Tutoring


  • Welcome to Fall 2019 with University Tutoring Services!  The first full week of classes is devoted to assisting our new and returning tutors with training and developing their schedules of available times. Signing up for a tutoring session whether In Person, or Online, will begin the following Monday, August 26th. Our Departmental Drop-in Learning Labs will also begin operation during the 2nd week of classes as posted on this link:  Learning Labs. If you have questions, please contact the lab managers on duty at (828) 262-3060 or email
  • If you have specific scheduling requests/considerations that can not be met via Tutortrac, please visit the UTS Lab (208, DD Dougherty Hall) in person during our posted hours of operation.

Appointment Based Small Group Tutoring

Log in to the TutorTrac Portal Below with your Appalnet credentials (username and password) and follow the instructions after log-in to begin the scheduling process for on site or online (Zoom interface) appointment options. You may want to watch the brief instructional YouTube clip that will visually guide you through the process prior to clicking on the "Schedule a Tutor" link:

How to use TutorTrac to Schedule a Tutoring Session

About Your Tutor

Your tutor has been approved by the academic department relative to your course and has either been trained in learning skills or has demonstrated proficiency in these areas. The University Tutorial Services places a high priority on hiring tutors with patience, strong communication skills, and a pleasant personality.

Your tutor will challenge you to do your best and will expect you to come to your sessions prepared, focused and directed. They are to serve as your guide as you work to understand the concepts and complete your assigned work. Tutors will not complete assignments for students and are free to terminate a session(s) if they feel you are placing inappropriate expectations on them. Tutors may ask you to consider making changes in your study habits and/or your behaviors related to classroom learning.

Learning Labs - Campus sites for tutoring that occurs in a group setting on a drop-in basis

If you are unsure about the need for a regular appointment and just want a setting to work on your assignments and ask questions as they arise, you may want to consider attending a Campus Learning Lab. These centers have posted hours and do not require you to commit to regular attendance. The University Writing Center does require an appointment. Click on the UWC link to get information about this great resource in Rm. 204 of Belk Library.