College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Modern Language Center

Being a Tutor

Your selection as a tutor is indicative of the confidence that faculty members and the staff of the Modern Language Center have in your ability to support the university's effort to provide academic support to all Butler undergraduate students. Tutoring is one of the most effective interventions for students who are struggling with grasping and understanding difficult concepts presented in class. In addition to the satisfaction that comes from supporting others as they work to achieve their academic goals, you will learn a great deal as you review material and help tutees learn how to be successful.

For questions or concerns that may arise during the tutoring experience, please contact Michelle Stigter, the Modern Language Center Director.

Peer Tutor Progress Report

Peer tutors are asked to complete a Modern Language Center Peer Tutor Progress Report after each session with a tutee. This will enable the Learning Resource Center to determine if continuing the tutoring process is appropriate. If you have concerns regarding a tutee that are not appropriate to include on the report, please contact Michelle Stigter directly.

Employment Issues

Students are paid on a bi-weekly basis, every other Friday. Students submit time worked online through my.butler.edu. When receiving payment, students have two options - they can pick up a check at Student Accounts (located on the first floor of Jordan Hall) or they can receive direct deposit payments. Direct deposit is always recommended for student employees, as it is much easier for both the University and the student. In order to do this, students must submit a voided check and direct deposit form, which can be found at this link: http://www.butler.edu/human-resources/forms/.

It is the expectation of the Modern Language Center that tutors will maintain a solid GPA and will follow through on their responsibilities as a tutor. If a tutor is unable to balance their academic load with their tutoring responsibilities, the MLC will work with the tutor to ensure that priority is given to the tutor's individual academics.

Tutor-Tutee Rights and Responsibilities

Below are the rights and responsibilities of the tutor and the tutee. Each party is responsible for adhering to his or her responsibilities. If a tutor or a tutee does not adhere to these, the Learning Resource Center reserves the right to halt tutoring. If any time a tutor or tutee feels that his or her rights are not being recognized, he or she should report the incident to a staff member of the Learning Resource Center.

Tutor Rights and Responsibilities:

  • Be prepared for every tutoring session
  • Arrive to each tutoring session on time
  • Maintain confidentiality of ALL tutoring services
  • Act in a professional manner
  • Give at least a 24-hour notice to the tutee if a session must be canceled or rescheduled
  • Respond to all emails within a reasonable amount of time
  • Complete tutee Progress Reports after each tutoring session
  • Adhere to the qualifications of becoming a peer tutor throughout the semester
  • Provide a professional and safe tutoring environment
  • Relay any questions or concerns about the tutoring program to a staff member of the Modern Language Center
  • Ability to request to stop tutoring a tutee if at any point the tutor feels uncomfortable or the tutee does not adhere to the Tutee Rights and Responsibilities
  • Have access to additional tutor training and development resources

Tutee Rights and Responsibilities:

  • Be prepared for every tutoring session
  • Arrive to each tutoring session on time
  • Give at least a 24-hour notice to the tutor if a session must be canceled or rescheduled
  • Respond to all emails within a reasonable amount of time
  • Complete a Tutor Evaluation form at the conclusion of tutoring
  • Attend study tables on a regular basis
  • Meet with professor to discuss difficult content from class
  • Relay any questions or concerns about the tutoring program to a staff member of the Modern Language Center
  • Have a safe and comfortable tutoring environment
  • Ability to request a different tutor if assigned tutor is not tutoring in a manner that is best suitable for understanding the material
  • Have access to additional tutoring resources