For everyone: Sunday at midnight is the usual deadline for payroll submissions. Get your things together. This is an important deadline, as it’s the last one which will provide a paycheck while you’re still around campus. Especially if you won’t be around Burlington, but generally for everyone, take special care in making sure to get all of your hours in with no issues. If you do any work next week, and you don’t have direct deposit, you’ll need to make arrangements to get your check.
For tutors returning in the fall: you should make sure to communicate to professors shortly after final grades are in about faculty recommendations for the fall. It’s a lot easier for instructors to talk about you immediately after the class finishes, as opposed to after a long summer. Professors forget things too, so make it easy on them and send that link to them in May instead of September.
Remember, we are all done tutoring after Wednesday, May 1st. Tutoring will continue as usual through Wednesday, but we will not do any more tutoring during finals. That includes weekends and reading days.
Good luck on those early finals!
I hope everyone is enjoying the snow in the middle of April. With the weather outside, it’s hard to believe that the semester will be over in a few short weeks. Speaking of the end of the semester, if anyone’s availability needs to change for any reason, let me know. For Co-op tutors, we can cancel or modify availability; for Campus-wide tutors, we can modify and eliminate the frequency with which we distribute your contact information. Sooner is always better than later!
Officially, our LAST day of tutoring will be Wednesday, May 1st. Subject area tutors CANNOT submit any time worked after the last day of classes. Keep this in mind, and help students to plan accordingly.
We still have pending tutor requests for the semester. If you can help with any of these courses, let me know:
GERM 052, NR 140, NFS 033, MLRS 255, ARTH 146, CHEM 131, ASCI 110, STAT 231, EC 135, CDAE 102, FREN 280, BIOL 196, PRNU 196
Sunday is another deadline for payroll submissions. Be sure to have TutorTrac and PeopleSoft submissions up to date. Let me know if you have any issues. Enjoy your weekend!
Happy Friday. Fun fact: did you know we are already 1/3 of the way through the semester? I didn’t until just now. Time sure does fly.
I hope everyone is doing well. This week will be a short email. I have a few notes on our upcoming schedules, and the usual tutor requests.
Monday is a holiday. Campus-wide appointments proceed as usual, but the Learning Co-op, and all Co-op based hours will be canceled on Monday. We WILL be open normal hours on Sunday, so Co-op tutors who work on Sunday should keep this in mind!
Spring Break is rapidly approaching. Unless you’ve already discussed it with me, Co-op hours will run as usual until Friday. The Co-op will be closed from 5:00 pm on Friday, March 1st until 10:00 am Monday, March 11th. If there is any issue with your Co-op hours and your plans for break, let me know.
Tutor Requests: BSAD 162, EC 135, NFS 033, PHYS 009, GEOL 062, MATH 173, MATH 241, EC 240, BCOR 103
Let me know if you can help with any of these.
I hope everyone is settling back into their classes. If you’ve started already, I hope your tutoring sessions have been successful.
The first pay deadline will be Sunday, February 3. If you are confused at all about how to use PeopleSoft or TutorTrac to record your sessions, talk to me next week. Unless these things match, you CANNOT get paid. Everyone wants to get paid, so don’t put this off.
If you have any questions or concerns about your availability, whether related to Co-op hours, courses, or anything else, come talk to me. It’s better to straighten things out early in the semester.
As usual, I am including a running tutor request list. If you have taken any of these classes and would consider tutoring one or more of them, let me know. Courses for which we have received requests: PHYS 013, PHYS 044, BSAD 141, BSAD 180, BSAD 191, NR 104, POLS 071, WFB 074
Classes are over, tutoring is over, and finals are upon us. I wish everyone the very best of luck on their final exams. I hope everyone enjoys the last days of the semester. Here are the all the end-of-semester matters we need to consider.
- We will have an all tutor meeting on Sunday, January 13th, from 5:00 to 7:00 in L/L 315. We’ll go over some housekeeping briefly, procedure and policy reminders mostly. We also have the good fortune of having a really great presenter coming in to talk to us. If it’s possible, all tutors should be there. We’ll get some pizzas, too, so take advantage of the free food. I understand it’s the day a lot of you might be returning to Burlington/campus, so if you can’t make it, send me an email.
- First, everyone should attend to updating their own course information. When your final grades come back to you, for any course with a B+ or higher with which you wouldn’t mind working, you should send the link to the recommendation form to your professor. This, of course, isn’t required, but cuts down work for everyone once the semester starts. If you have any questions about what courses you have on file or whether or not a particular course might be needed, send me an email.
- Our first day of tutoring in the spring is Tuesday, January 22nd. I am in the process of working on our Co-op schedule for the spring. If you haven’t already contacted me about it, and you are interested in having regular, weekly hours here in the Co-op, you should let me know about it. Remember, we’re open 10:00 am to 9:00 pm on Monday through Thursday, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm on Friday, and 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm on Sunday. Sessions start and end on the hour (you can’t start at 3:30, for example). The schedule will be filled first come, first served. However, please don’t send in times you might need to change right away.
- I am also looking to find some tutors who might be interested in leading some group tutoring sessions. These sessions typically meet once per week, somewhere on campus. The sections which I am looking to fill are MATH 009-121; BSAD 060; BSAD 061; EC 011; EC 012; PHYS 012; PSYC 001; NFS 043; and CHEM 026. Contact me if you have any questions and might be interested.
- If you have Federal Work Study, and have not selected to use it for your time at the Co-op this semester, but would like to do so in the spring, you need to let me know so that I can hire you in the FWS system.
- Lastly, about half of our current tutors will be graduating next May. I will be busy this coming spring recruiting new tutors. If you have friends, classmates, coworkers, teammates, roommates, suitemates, or acquaintances who might make good tutors, you should encourage them to apply. Feel free to encourage them to contact me directly if they have any questions.
Finally, have a great break! Enjoy the time off! Enjoy the holidays!