Tutoring Expectations | Webster University

Expectations During Your Session

Here's what you can expect from a Webster University Tutor:

  • Your time working with a tutor will be a productive experience.
  • Your tutor will maintain standards of professionalism and privacy as outlined through our University’s policies and through the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA). More information can be found here: http://www.webster.edu/student-handbook/ferpa.html.
  • You can expect your tutor to know the basic concepts you are studying, but your tutor may not have been assigned the exact same class or assignments, or had the same professor, as you. 
  • Your tutor can work through problems similar to your homework, but the tutor will not complete your homework for you.   
  • Your tutor can make suggestions on how to prepare for examinations, quizzes, and homework. However, tutors will not assist in answering any quiz or test questions. Your professor expects you to do your work independently. If you have specific questions, it is your responsibility to reach out to your professor.
  • Your tutor will not contact your professor for any reason. However, if a professor needs documentation of a tutoring session, the professor is encouraged to contact the Tutoring Program Coordinator, Chris Robinson, directly at cdrobinson41@webster.edu.