Frequently Asked Questions

How much time can I sign up for on the PARC appointment-booking system?

It is PARC’s policy that all students may have ½ hour for each session and may have up to five hours per month.

What if I feel I need more than ½ hour of tutoring or advising?

If back-to-back 30-minute sessions are available, students may book a 60-minute session.

What if I am late for a peer tutoring or peer advising session?

Students are provided with a “grace period” of 5 minutes if they are late.

Due to high demand, if another student drops in for services and you are more than 5 minutes late, your spot will be taken.

What should I expect from my peer tutor or advisor?

PARC student leaders can help you identify study strengths, give you feedback that will help you in your academic and college life, and coach and encourage you.

However, our tutors and advisors will not give you the answers to your homework or exams.

They will not write your paper, advise you in a class or major selection, or guarantee that you will pass a class.

PARC tutors and advisors expect that you come prepared to your sessions.

In other words, if you have any questions about a class, bring your materials to your session such as your books, class notes and teachers’ directives.

If for some reason you come to a session unprepared more than once, our tutors and advisors can ask you to return at another date when you are more prepared.

What should I do if I am unhappy with my session for any reason?

We ask that you first voice your concerns with your tutor or advisor if at all possible;

however, if you feel this is not viable, come to the PARC and ask for either Tina Jordan, the Director, or Sean Liu, the Faculty Coordinator of Tutoring and Advising. We will be happy to sit down with you to discuss a solution.