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LRC Tutoring

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Throughout the Summer and Fall 2020 semesters, the Learning Resource Center will continue to offer all tutoring online. Request a tutor here! 

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    FAQs

    Learning Resource Center

    Q: Where is the Learning Resource Center located? 
    Q: How can I get in touch with the Learning  Resource Center?
    Q: Do I have to have an appointment?
    Q: How long are the sessions?
    Q: Who can you use the Learning Resource Center?
    Q: What sort of help do the writing consultants provide?
    Q: Will the writing consultants proofread my papers?
    Q: English is not my first language. Can the writing consultants still help me with my writing?
    Q: How much does tutoring cost?
    Q: Is there a limit on how much tutoring I can get?
    Q: What happens in a tutoring session? What should I do to prepare?

     

    Where is the Learning Resource Center located? 
    Our office is located on the 6th floor, room 605, 320 Newbury Street, but currently we are assisting you online. 

    How can I get in touch with the Learning  Resource Center?
    You can use the "Request Tutoring" button on the website, or you can send an email to learningcenter@the-bac.edu or writingcenter@the-bac.edu.

    Do I have to have an appointment?

    Yes. You need to set-up a time to meet with a tutor ahead of time.  Please contact the LRC to make arrangements.

    How long are the sessions?

    They vary based on your needs.  Writing appointments are usually an hour or less.  

    Who can you use the Learning Resource Center?
    Anyone associated with the BAC: staff, faculty, or current students (including students officially on Leave of Absence).

    What sort of help do the writing consultants provide?
    They provide free feedback on any written work ranging from class assignments, to theses, to application essays. In addition, we can help you with any step of the writing process. If you are having a hard time getting started, feel free to contact us. You don't necessarily have to come in with something written. Overall, we offer ourselves as "professional eyes" to evaluate the effectiveness of your writing.

    Will the writing consultants proofread my papers?
    Yes and no. We are not editors or the "grammar police." We will help you clean up technical errors, but we will not do the work for you. You will be expected to participate in the session. The same goes for email. Please, do not send us a paper expecting us to correct it and send it back to you. We cannot do that.

    English is not my first language. Can the writing consultants still help me with my writing?
    Yes. All of our consultants have experience working with ESL students.

    How much does tutoring cost?
    Nothing. All tutoring is free.

    Is there a limit on how much tutoring I can get?
    You are only limited by how busy we are. Our schedule fills up quickly, and we may limit your appointments only to be fair to other students, so they have a chance to meet with us as well. We reserve the right to limit sign-ups to one session per class or project a week. If there are open times, you are welcome to use them. When the schedule is full, a waiting list for slots is kept. Students are contacted if times come available.  If you have questions, please ask.

    What happens in a tutoring session? What should I do to prepare?
    Tutors should not be expected to complete your homework for you. They are meant to supplement classroom instruction. They will ask you questions lots of questions and get you to talk through your own understanding of the project. Subject tutors may give you sample problems to work through. Writing consultants can provide an extra "pair of eyes" on a piece of writing, but they cannot tell you what grade you will get on the assignment. Students using tutoring must complete their work ahead of time and show up for tutoring with specific questions. Please bring your work with you, the assignment sheet, and any written comments you have received from the instructor.