Schedule Change

Due to inclement weather, UVa-Wise will operate on a 90 minute delay on Dec. 11.

Tutoring FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the Tutor Connection?
The Tutor Connection is housed in the Academic Support Center which is located on the first floor of Zehmer Hall.

How do I apply to get a tutor?
Students can schedule a tutoring session via Tutor Connection Online. Walk-in Tutoring is also available for select subjects. *Please visit our center for more information.

How much does it cost to get a tutor at the Tutor Connection?
Nothing. All services are free to students enrolled either full or part-time at the College. Note: the course for tutoring must be a course at the College. For someone outside of the College, the office will forward any interests on to tutors, however, costs are decided based on the individual tutor. These private sessions do not fall under the supervision or jurisdiction of the Tutor Connection or the College.

In what subjects can I receive tutoring?
Tutors are available in almost all disciplines and a student may request a tutor in any course. If you do not see your course listed in Tutor Connection Online, please contact tutorconnection@uvawise.edu.

Can I make more than one request?
Yes, students may request tutoring in more than one course.

Can I request a specific tutor?
Yes, students may request a specific tutor via our online scheduling system.

What kind of tutoring is offered?
Tutor Connection overs 1-on-1 tutoring, Walk-in Tutoring, Peer Assisted Study Sessions, and Online Tutoring via Smarthinking.com.

What are the Tutor Connection office hours?
Tutor Connection is open Monday – Friday: 8am – 5pm, during the fall and spring semesters.

Is tutoring available in the summer?
Yes, limited tutoring is available during the summer. Summer office hours are 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

What is my obligation once signed up for a tutor?
Students are obligated to attend all sessions that have been reserved for the semester.  Violation of any policies may warrant the cancellation of services for the remainder of the semester.

How often can I get tutoring?
Students may request tutoring as often as needed, however, most sessions are two one-hour sessions per week. The Academic Coordinator will work with students to be as flexible and accommodating as possible.

Do faculty tutor?
All tutoring is provided by peer tutors with the exception of some sessions offered by the Academic Coordinator. Faculty do refer students to be tutors and on occasion, are involved in the training of tutors.

What do I do if I cannot make a session?
Tutors and tutees should notify each other and the office as soon as there is a need to miss a scheduled session. Students can cancel a session 24 hours in advance. If the student does not attend their session, they will be marked as a NO SHOW. After two missed sessions, the student’s online account will be disabled. The student will need to contact the Academic Coordinator to regain access to their account. The student should send an email to tutorconnection@uvawise.edu.

Can tutoring be conducted outside of the Tutor Connection?
All tutoring should occur in the office unless the Academic Coordinator gives prior consent to meet elsewhere.

How are tutors selected?
Tutors must be at least sophomores with an overall GPA of 3.0, at least a B+ average in the course to be tutored and be recommended by faculty members. Exceptions are made on a case-by-case basis. Tutors should also be model students who have good communication and organizational skills.