Graduate Assistant Tutors are IAR alumni who have demonstrated mastery in specific course subjects. Graduate Assistant Tutors are recommended by the faculty and paid by IAR. Graduate Assistant Tutors are not licensed faculty members and thus, tutoring sessions may never be used as makeup sessions for any missed classes. Students needing tutoring services may be assigned to a Graduate Assistant Tutor. Graduate Assistant Tutoring is designed to provide students who are having difficulty with a topic or course subject to be mentored one-on-one by a graduate who displays subject matter expertise.
Students experiencing difficulty with a course subject may be recommended for Graduate Assistant Tutoring by a member of the instructional staff, or students may request a Graduate Assistant Tutor on their own. All requests should be directed to the Student Services Office.
After a recommendation or request for Graduate Assistant Tutoring is received, the Student Services Office schedules a meeting with the student to determine the nature and extent of tutoring services required. Once approved, students are scheduled for tutoring with a specific tutor for a specific number of hour(s) each week. The time and day(s) of such tutoring is scheduled at the mutual convenience of both student and tutor. All tutoring services are only provided on campus.
Students who are approved for tutoring are required to complete a Tutoring Report at the conclusion of each tutoring session. This Report becomes the voucher, which documents the tutoring session and allows the tutor to be paid by IAR. Students must complete a Tutoring Report at the conclusion of each session in order to participate in the program. Students are expected to show up on time for all tutoring appointments. Students who miss tutoring appointments without being excused may have their ability to continue in the tutoring program limited.