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Frequently Asked Questions - BELL
How many hours of tutoring can I have a week?
All UCO students may receive up to two hours per week of one-on-one tutoring. If a student exceeds the allotted two hours per week, walk-in appointments are always welcome, but students may have to wait for their tutor’s next unscheduled time.
What happens if I miss an appointment?
If you are more than ten minutes late without alerting your tutor, you will lose your appointment time. Please call or email if you must miss or come in late. After two no-show appointments, you will be locked out of the system and unable to schedule appointments. To be reinstated, you will need to submit a 250-word essay explaining why you did not follow the no-show agreement and understanding of it for review by BELL staff.
Do I have to make an appointment or can I just walk in for help?
Walk-in appointments are always welcome, but we encourage students to make appointments in order to ensure a time slot with a tutor in their subject area.
Does tutoring cost?
All BELL services are provided at no additional cost for current UCO students.
What resources does the BELL have available to students?
The BELL offers one-on-one tutoring, 24/7 online tutoring, the Supplemental Instruction program, and Study Central program. The BELL also offers academic materials and recourses for coursework.
What do I need to bring to an appointment?
Decide what you want the tutor to focus on prior to your appointment time, and be clear about the assignment and instructions from your teacher. Bring all materials related to the course or assignment, such as your textbook, assignment sheet, and homework. Papers should be printed before the appointment; the BELL will not print your paper for you.
What are the differences between BELL tutoring and the online tutoring? Is it the same tutors?
The BELL tutoring takes place in a one-on- one format during center hours. All BELL tutors are UCO student employees. BELL tutors offer assistance with writing for all subjects, lower level math, biology, and chemistry. Online tutoring through tutor.com is offered 24/7 and utilizes a network of professional tutors nationwide to help with a broad range of subjects.
If you still have questions, feel free to email us and we'll be happy to provide you answers.