Frequently Asked Questions


How many times can I schedule a peer tutoring and/or advising appointment?

It is PARC’s policy that all appointments are ½ hour for each session and students may have up to two hours per week.

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 schedule a 60-minute session with approval from the tutor or advisor.

What if I am late for my appointment?

Students are allowed 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 if I do not show up for my scheduled appointment?

If a student does not show up for their scheduled appointment four times within the same semester, the student is only allowed to drop-in for services. This does not include cancelled appointments. 

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.

What should I bring with me to my tutoring or advising appointment?

PARC tutors and advisors expect that you come prepared to your sessions. If you have any questions about a class, bring your materials 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 Tina Jordan, the Director. We will be happy to sit down with you to discuss a solution.