These guidelines are for
student employees working as peer tutors on the
Macon campus. Drop-in Math, Science, Writing, Foreign Language and
Multi-Discipline labs are overseen by the Academic Resource Center (ARC), located in
the breezeway of the Connell Student Center.
Tutors should aim to develop
strong tutorial relationships grounded in the following
integrity, honesty and
concern and empathy
respect for and appreciation
respect for appropriate
understanding of position
responsibilities and limitations
Peer tutors are employees of
the ARC and share our mission to help tutees
learn how to learn, not to do their work. Tutors never promote
plagiarism in any form.
The following code of ethics
provides guidelines for professional behavior and suggest
methods for preventing interpersonal problems. A thoughtful study of this
code of ethics will help the tutor learn how to identify, respond to and avert
situations that might otherwise prove problematic.
Association of Tutorial Services Tutor Code of Ethics
Subject proficiency and knowledgeability have top priority in my task as
major motivation is building the student's self-confidence.
student deserves and will receive my total attention.
language my student and I share must be mutually understandable at all times.
must be able to admit my own weaknesses and will seek assistance whenever I
Respect for my student's personal dignity means I must accept that individual
student will constantly be encouraged but never insulted by false hope or
will strive for a mutual relationship of openness and honesty as I tutor.
will not impose my personal value system or life style on my student.
will not use a tutoring situation to proselytize my personal belief systems.
the student and I will always understand my role is never to do the student's
count on my student to also be my tutor and teach me ways to do a better job.
will do my best to be punctual and keep appointments, not only out of courtesy
but as an example for my student to follow.
will maintain records, lesson plans and progress data as expected and
will do my best to stay abreast of the current literature about tutoring as it
relates to my work.
tutoring enables my student to transfer learning from one situation to
Making learning real for the student is what tutoring means, and is an
important part of my goal.