& Resource Center
West Chester University
224 Lawrence Center
West Chester, PA 19383
The purpose of tutoring is to help students help themselves. Tutors assist or guide students to become independent learners who can do the work on their own. Tutoring aims to supplement what is done in the classroom and during an individual's study time, not substitute for it.
A tutor facilitates learning for individuals or small groups. He or she is also a role model who possesses knowledge and skills and shares them with the students. Tutors are expected to assist students in learning the concepts covered in the courses they tutor by utilizing strategies, such as reviewing class materials, discussing the text, working on sample problems, and predicting test questions.