Small Group Tutoring


  • Important! Please Read: Due to evolving utilization trends and the need for remote sessions, the following operational changes have been implemented for this spring: 1) Appointment based sessions will be scheduled by students via their TutorTrac account, and sessions will also be one-time-only in status. This will help eliminate frequent "Missed and Canceled" appointments and allow students to attend on an "as needed" basis.  This will also require students who want consecutive weekly sessions to actively schedule each one as desired. Lab managers and tutors will introduce this process and guide students in scheduling procedures in the UTS lab throughout this first semester. 2) In addition to in-person sessions held in the UTS Lab, all tutors will offer at least 2 hours of on-line tutoring options via the Appstate supported ZOOM interface. This software has been piloted at Appstate for several years now and has proven to be a stable and easy to use interface for remote meetings. Lab Managers or tutors will also guide students in how to connect online for their sessions, and the software can be easily accessible from a laptop or iPad type device, and works very well on smartphones via the Zoom App available for download.

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.