Email Tutoring-Trial Basis
The GCC is experimenting with email tutoring on a trial basis.
To use email tutoring, go to our Scheduler and select one of the email tutoring appointments. The email tutoring appointments look like this:
Once you select the appointment, you will be prompted to enter information about yourself and your project. Be sure to upload a copy of your project, your instructor’s assignment prompt (if applicable), and a sample essay (if available).
Within 48 hours of the appointment time you select, you will receive an email with a link to a video providing feedback on your project. This video will contain suggestions for improvement, questions that will help you think through your project more deeply, mini-lessons on communication topics, and links to relevant resources.
Who should use email tutoring?
Email tutoring is appropriate for you if you already have a draft of your project and if you have specific questions or concerns about your draft; also, you must be able to wait 48 hours for a tutor's response to your project and must have a good Internet connection that will allow you to quickly download an mp3 video. Non-native English speaking students who have occasional trouble understanding spoken English may particularly benefit from the video format since they can replay sections of the video to double-check their comprehension.
Because we are experimenting with email tutoring, we will likely send a survey out to you about this service asking for your feedback.