Tutoring Resources

The Tutoring Resources LibGuide has all the information you need to get tutoring whether it is online or onsite.

What tutoring resources are available?

Appointment tutoring

DeVryTutors.com provides live tutoring via WebEx and group sessions.  Get help in any subject area from a DeVry University professor or peer tutor by visiting DeVryTutors.com at http://devrytutors.com (Links to an external site.).  To schedule time to meet with a tutor, click on the “Make an Appointment Link” and select a subject and tutor, complete a short form and you’re done. It’s that simple

ON DEMAND TUTORING

‚ÄčTutor.com is llocated in your Canvas course.  Click on the Tutoring tab to meet with a live tutor, set up a session with a tutor or submit your paper for review.  You are limited to 13 hours a session of tutoring time. 

 

 

Should I contact my professor for tutoring?

Your professor is your first point of contact. Your professors are eager and willing to assist you during office hours, by appointment, or virtually if needed. If your professor is not available or you would simply like to seek assistance outside of class, visit DeVryTutors.com.  DeVryTutors.com has a list of other professors in that course area that are here for you.

How do I know if I need tutoring?

  • Are you having difficulty understanding the material that is presented in class? 
  • Was your exam score lower than you expected? 
  • Are you having difficulty getting your lab assignment to work properly? 
  • Have you been away from the class environment for a number of years?
  • Do you suffer from test anxiety?
  • Do your college level study skills (time management, studying for tests, etc.) need development?

If you answered yes to one or more of these questions, then the ASC can assist you.

Do I need an appointment to reserve time with a tutor?

DeVryTutors.com is where you can make an appointment.  If you are at a campus, visit the tutoring center to meet with a tutor.

Who are the tutors?

  • Student tutors are upper level students who have a cumulative grade point average of 3.00 or higher.  Professors have recommended them from their respective academic departments.  They can assist with courses in your discipline, general subjects like math and English, and concepts such as eCollege navigation and online discussions.  Contact your local ASC for specific details.
  • Professional tutors have college degrees in their field of expertise (not available at all locations).
  • In some ASCs, faculty also tutor during their office hours or are available by appointment.

What can I do if there isn't a tutor for my specific question/need?

Contact the Learning Commons Manager.  He or she may be able to find a tutor from another location or put you in touch with a faculty member who can help you.

How long do tutoring appointments last?

Generally, they last about one hour, but you are encouraged to stay and work independently.

What should I bring to my tutoring appointment?

We recommend you arrive five minutes early to set up your work area and/or log on to the computer.  Make sure you bring any material (including your textbook) you need assistance with and specific questions so you can maximize your time with a tutor.  For math courses, you can share your MyMathLab and My Foundations Lab sites during the session.

What happens during a tutoring session?

Tutors are trained to use a variety of techniques.  They include note review, problem solving, discussion, and others.  No two tutoring sessions are the same.  You are expected to be an active participant in the session.  Tutors are flexible and will try to meet your specific needs, but they will not complete your work for you.  They cannot help you with any quizzes or tests. 

What if I need to cancel my appointment?

Go to DeVryTutors.com to cancel your appointment.

I am interested in using the tutoring services, but I really do not want my instructor (coach, parents, etc.) to know. Is that possible?

The tutors respects student confidentiality.  We do not notify anyone  (except where required [academic appeal, faculty referral, etc.]) that individuals are using tutoring services.

How do I access Tutor.com?

To access Tutor.com, click here and it will prompt you to login to Canvas.