LouAnn, Yes, we have that issue here at our little school. Very frustrating. I try to tell them to be very particular of their hours...Too much paperwork for us to continuously reschedule. I also get students who request a tutor and then never check the message board, miss their first two appointments, and I have to drop them. Then they come back and say they never had their requests filled. Even more frustrating because I have to provide services for them. Once again, more paperwork for the Tutor Coordinator. So, hmm, I do not have any resolutions for you at this time. Perhaps a little empathy. Let's see what others have to say. Have a great day! > ---------- > From: Oppitz, LouAnn > Reply To: Open Forum for Learning Assistance Professionals > Sent: Tuesday, September 24, 2002 9:34 AM > To: [log in to unmask] > Subject: rescheduling students with tutors > > Hi all, > > As the peer tutoring coordinator of a community college, one of the problems that I am experiencing this fall is that students are coming back once they have been scheduled with a tutor and telling me that they can't be here at the time they are scheduled and they need a new day and time. They have had a variety of excuses: my schedule changed, my work schedule changed, my carpool times have changed, I am in class at that time, I must have put down the wrong times I had available, etc. Has anyone else ever had this problem? I have a sign hanging up that states for them to consider carefully the hours that they say they are available on their request forms. In the past I would always have a few change requests but never a many as I have had this fall. It has become a real headache because of budget cuts, I have less hours to work with for tutoring purposes and then students want a time that is more convenient for them. > > I have considered a more automated system of scheduling, but I don't think it would ever work at our school. There are just too many variables out there when it comes tutor/student scheduling. Or am I being too flexible with the students? I figure that the more convienct it is for them the more likely they are to show up for tutoring. > > Does anyone else have thoughts on this topic? > LouAnn Oppitz > Peer Tutoring Coordinator > Inver Hills Community College > Inver Grove Heights, MN 55076 > (651) 450-8693 > [log in to unmask] > > To Unsubscribe, > send a message to [log in to unmask] > In body type: SIGNOFF LRNASST. > > To Unsubscribe, send a message to [log in to unmask] In body type: SIGNOFF LRNASST.