FAQ

Peer TutoringStudents and professor

Who uses a tutor?
All students can use a tutor, from those wanting to maintain an "A" in a course, to those having difficulty with coursework.

How long is a session?
Sessions are usually 30 minutes, but times can be adjusted to meet the needs of the tutee. 

How do I sign up for a session?
Appointments with Learning Center tutors may be scheduled online via Self-Service.   Log into MCSquare and then click on the “Self Service Main Menu” link.   Once in Self Service, click on the “Student” tab and then on the “Learning Center Tutor Scheduling” link.

How do I become a tutor?
Earn an "A" or "A-" in a course and be recommended by a professor.  Once recommended, you must attend an orientation and a training session.  Register each semester thereafter at an update session and attend any training sessions held for all tutors.

Do I have to pay for a tutor?

Tutoring is free for Messiah College students.

How far in advance should I sign up for a tutoring session?
Signing up for a tutor at least 48 hours in advance increases the likelihood that there will be a time slot available.

Do all classes have tutors?
Not all classes have tutors, but the classes that have the most demand for a tutor (such as sciences and languages) do. If you need assistance for a class that doesn’t have a tutor represented, please contact the director, Ann Rohrbaugh, (arohrbau@messiah.edu) for further assistance.

Where are the tutoring sessions held?
All sessions are held at the Learning Center, Library 110. 

May I request a specific tutor?
Yes. See the current schedule and choose accordingly. If you need assistance in a class not represented or if your schedule clashes with the tutor’s hours, please contact the director, Ann Rohrbaugh, (arohrbau@messiah.edu) for further assistance.

How should I prepare for a tutoring session?
Please be on time and prepared to learn. Bring books, notes, questions and other necessary course materials (eg. syllabus).

Should I let my professor know that I have used a tutor?
If you would like to let your professor, advisor and/or coach know that you have gone the extra mile to do well, you may complete a form in the Learning Center which allows the staff to inform them that you have had a tutoring session.