I have a drop in lab, so I do not have to deal with this problem.
However, I did have an unusually large number of tutors changing their work
schedules after the semester started.
My initial reaction would be to tell the student that changing his/her
schedule could jeopardize access to tutoring. I also like Amy's
idea. I'm all for anything that places responsibility back on the
Kathryn Van Wagoner
Coordinator, Math Tutorial Services
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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
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?
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