Tutoring sessions are not a place for others to do your work; only you can do the learning for yourself. Tutors are trained to help you puzzle through the problems on which you are stuck, but you will do the work of learning and reap the benefits!
The IST Peer Tutoring Program is a centralized academic support resource for students in the College of Information Sciences and Technology at Penn State. The tutoring initiative is a student-managed program funded by the College, and it provides one-on-one coaching to help students practice and reinforce concepts in our undergraduate curriculum.
Our subject-specific tutors and the LAs and TAs who help staff our sessions maintain partnerships with members of the College faculty, so that we are aware of what instructors are teaching and assigning each week. The tutors’ job is NOT to re-teach course material. Rather, the tutoring team will aid students in their learning by helping to clarify unclear concepts and by supporting students as they practice skills and apply new understandings.
If you have questions about tutoring, please contact the Tutoring Session Co-Coordinators, Calvin Ho and Austin Thoet, by emailing them through one of the following: