Sign up for Small Group Tutoring

 To find out what courses are supported through Small Group Tutoring or may have limited Individual Tutoring, click the Supported Classes button below. If you would like to know how to sign up for these services, click the Tutor Trac button below. 

 

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Small Group Tutoring (SGT)

sgt-program-iconWhat is Small Group Tutoring?

Small Group Tutoring provides a small interactive setting for students to be comfortable to engage in conversations about course material with other students. Each session is led by a current UCSC undergraduate student who has taken the course and done well in it. Tutoring sessions are 1-Hour long and generally have a capacity of 6 students. When students sign up for tutoring, students make  a commitment to attend tutoring weekly for the entire quarter. All students can sign up for up to 2-Hours of tutoring a week per couse they are enrolled in.

 Why should I use Small Group Tutoring?

Whether you are struggling in a course or you are doing well, there is never a case where you cannot benefit from a tutor! Students need to spend 12-15 hours a week studying for each course, and weekly tutoring attendance gives students a chance to use part of that study time in a guided space. Tutoring does not replace attending lecture, sections or office hours regularly. Tutoring is an additional resource for students to excel in their class.

 

How do I go to SGT?

Students must sign up for tutoring via Tutor Trac in order to attend. When students sign up for tutoring they are making the commitment to attend every week. Tutoring begins the second week of the quarter. 

Attend Weekly:

Once a student signs up for a Small Group Tutoring session, LSS Staff will make your session on TutorTrac repeat until the end of the quarter. When students sign up for tutoring, students make a commitment to attend weekly for the entire quarter. All students can sign up for up to 2-Hours of tutoring a week per couse they are enrolled in.

“Early and often” priority:

Priority will be given to students who have attended their sessions early and often. Therefore, students who add themselves to a session later in the quarter (when they have not been attending regularly) may be dropped if the session size grows past 6 students. Tutors will be responsible for prioritizing students who committed early in the quarter and will try to accommodate students who want to join their sessions later on in the quarter.

Drop Policy:

Tutoring is a valuable resource that many students use throughout their time at UCSC. To make sure all students have access to tutoring, Learning Support Services does have a student drop policy. All undergraduate students are allowed one excused absence as long as they give their tutor 24 hours notice. If a student does not show up to a session, and has not communicated with their tutor, the student will be dropped from the session scheduled.

 

Do I need to prepare for SGT?

We recommend that students come with questions for tutors. However, the tutor will have a plan for the session so please bring your notes, textbook, and other resources you have for the course. Come ready to interact with your peers!