First post of the semester!

Tutors,

This is the first of my regular emails to you all. I will try to keep them infrequent, and brief, but this is the best way to communicate with all of you at the same time, so please DO read the emails I send out.

Firstly, I have attached an up-to-date schedule for Co-op appointment availability. If you have hours in the Co-op, check the schedule, and make sure it’s accurate. If there are issues, you need to let me know as soon as possible.

Next, tutoring starts on Monday. Some of you may have already gotten emails, or appointments made for your Co-op hours. Remember, each session needs to be recorded in TutorTrac. You can’t be paid for time unless there is a session in TutorTrac; if you have any questions, let me know. Here are some things to keep in mind:
-Know your resources. The professor is the best resource for a student. You should always encourage a student to visit office hours. Also, keep in mind                 Learning Skills tutors, writing tutors, TAs, departmental help sessions, SI sessions, and the like, whenever applicable.
-Professional tutoring does NOT include: complaining about professors, other tutors, or Learning Co-op staff; texting or talking on your phone; arriving late             to or leaving early from a session, unless previously negotiated; working on graded assignments (unless arranged with an instructor).
-One individual appointment per week, per subject. No exceptions to this policy, but group sessions are unlimited.
If the expectations for you as a tutor are at all unclear to you, please come in and talk to me.

The next payroll submission deadline (all PeopleSoft and TutorTrac records) is Sunday, September 15 at midnight. Any time that doesn’t match between systems, or not submitted by then, will not be approved. Your pay will be delayed until the next pay period. Be sure to clear up any confusion by then (or earlier, of course).

Finally, here are some course requests which we currently cannot accommodate. If you, or perhaps someone you know, can work with one or more of these courses, let me know. As of right now, these are the courses we are trying to cover:
BIOL 217, STAT 200, CS 008, CS 021, SPAN 052

Many thanks,
Keith

Last post of the year!

Tutors,

Congratulations on getting through finals! It’s been a great year, and I want to thank you all for making that happen.

For all of you graduating, an even bigger congratulations to you. Thank you for all of your help during your time with us in the Co-op. I wish you the best of luck with everything that follows. Try to stay in touch; I’d be happy to serve as a reference in any capacity, and it is always good to know where Learning Co-op alumni end up!

For anyone who worked the last week of classes, make sure to get your time in. Your hours need to be in both PeopleSoft and in TutorTrac, or you won’t get paid. If you have any questions or issues, let me know.

For those of you not graduating, I hope to see you in August. I will email you all a couple weeks before classes start to announce our meeting. Feel free to contact me over the summer for whatever reason. Please note, though, that I will not be working during the month of July. I may not check my email regularly during that time. I will be here through June, and back on August 1st, however. I hope you all have an excellent summer! I will see in August!

Many thanks,
Keith

Tutors,

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!

Many thanks,
Keith

Tutors,

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!

Thanks,
Keith

Tutors,

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.

Thanks,
Keith