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Welcome Back!

Hello, friends!

We are very close now to the beginning of the semester.  I hope you are excited!  As per usual, I have a list of updates and announcements for you all.  Here goes:

1. Our All-Tutor Meeting will take place on Monday, September 5, from 7:00-8:30 pm in L/L CM 315.  This meeting is MANDATORY if you wish to return as a tutor this semester.  Whether you choose to dress to impress is up to you, however.  If you will not be able to make this meeting, please talk to me ASAP.

2. Rather than listen to me review policies you’ve known for years, there is a policy reminder survey available on the blog and by following this link: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?pli=1&hl=en_US&formkey=dGJqckxoUGxzMGxxUXNHa0Y5UlhBMlE6MQ#gid=0  You must complete this survey before you are eligible to begin tutoring for the semester.

3. If you delete this email and lose the link to the reminder survey or the location for our meeting, fret not, dear tutors.  All this information and more is available on the tutor blog.  http://blog.uvm.edu/subtutor/

4.  Speaking of the blog, you may notice that I have recently posted a schedule for payroll deadlines and paycheck deliveries.  I will still send reminders to submit your hours as I did last year, but feel free to refer to this schedule at your convenience and to plan any large purchases.

5. The first day of tutoring will be SEPTEMBER 12.  No tutoring appointments may be scheduled prior to this date.

6. If you are paid with work study funds or tutor at least one high-demand course and would like to schedule regular hours in the Learning Co-op for this semester, please be in touch.  I am starting to draft the Co-op schedule now.

7. I am currently looking to hire tutors to lead Drop-In Group Tutoring sessions for the semester in BSAD 60, 61, 65, and 180; CHEM 26, 31, and 141; MATH 009-121; NFS 043; PHYS 11 and 31; PSYC 001; and STAT 51, 11, and 141.  If you are interested or want to learn more about this opportunity, please let me know ASAP.

Enjoy your last week of freedom…See you soon!

Best,
Rachel


			

Tutor Trac Scheduling

Hello, All–

I just wanted to send along a quick reminder regarding Tutor Trac and the Co-op based tutoring schedule.  If there is a problem with your schedule on Tutor Trac, please bring it to my attention as soon as possible.  While it is very important to inform the front desk employees of these issues for the smooth functioning of the Co-op, they cannot fix scheduling problems in Tutor Trac for you.  They can cancel appointments and can tell you what is on your schedule, but the cannot amend your availability.  Just a reminder to bring any issues of that nature directly to me.  Many thanks.

Cheers,
Rachel

Tutee Agreement

The Tutee Agreement should be gone over with your tutee the first time that you meet with them. It contains valuable information about both the tutee’s and your own responsibilities. Also, the second page of the form has places for you to record information about your tutee that will make it easier to look them up on Tutor Trac later.
The Tutee Agreement Form: http://www.uvm.edu/~learnco/sat/tutorasignment.pdf

Academic Integrity in Tutoring

What is and is not considered ethical in academics can often be a complicated issue. As a tutor, you’re in a position where it’s your job to help your tutees, but there are types of helping that can ultimately create some problems with the Center for Student Ethics and Standards. Aside from the obvious of doing the work for a student, even helping students with graded assignments can often be considered cheating or collusion. So, as a rule, it’s better to avoid offering students any type of help with graded work, and, to protect yourself, it’s important to ask whether or not an assignment is going to be turned in for a grade.
In the rare case that a student’s professor is okay with you helping them with the assignment, you should be in touch with the professor, with the student’s permission, about exactly what type of assistance they are okay with the student receiving.
Similarly, sharing your own old exams from the course can be considered cheating if you don’t clear it with the professor first. The bottom line is that it’s important to be aware of what’s in the Academic Integrity Policy and to be in touch with professors, with the student’s permission, before offering assistance of any kind on graded assignments.
To see the Academic Integrity Policy, follow this link: www.uvm.edu/~uvmppg/ppg/student/acadintegrity.pdf