All students who request tutoring are required to sign a user's contract indicating that they will routinely visit their professor's office hours. Our office may occasionally contact you to verify that students are taking advantage of their best academic resource on campus - faculty expertise.
On another note, you are the very first to see signs of a student's academic difficulties:
- Unprepared for class discussions
- Low quiz or exam grades
- Missed assignments or exams
- Evidence of weak study skill
- Chronic absenteeism
- Student has not used your office hours
You can recommend that a student get tutoring, but some of the issues mentioned above require a conversation with an advising professional. Contact the Academic Advising Center to get quick assistance for this student. Go to ithaca.edu/advising/earlyalert/ and complete the Academic Alert form. The Advising Center will reach out to the student immediately and invite the student in for an appointment.
If you feel that your student is having difficulties with the English language (ESOL concerns), you can refer students to Diana Dimitrova in International Programs.
Those with writing difficulties can be referred to the Writing Center. Professors Megan Graham, Louise Cannon, and Maddie Henris are all available to assist ESOL students; and all other peer tutors in the Writing Center have also been trained in ESOL tutoring. The Writing Center in Smiddy 107 is open to all members of the IC community Monday-Friday 9:00AM-5:00PM and Sunday-Thursday 7:00-10:00 PM. The Writing Center Annex in Smiddy 109 is open Sunday-Thursday 7:00-10:00 PM. Students should bring a draft, assignment sheet, and relevant research materials.