Tutorial Asssistance

Staff in Student Athlete Academic Support Services (SAASS) coordinate individual and group tutoring appointments on-site, six days a week in a wide variety of subject areas. It is the goal of the Tutorial Program to provide tutorial assistance for any request made by a student athlete.

SAASS staff members, directed by the Tutor Coordinator, thoroughly screen all prospective tutors for ability in their subject areas. Each tutor must participate in a training program designed to inform them of proper tutoring methods and office procedures. Tutors submit evaluation forms for each contact with a student athlete. Most tutoring sessions are scheduled on an appointment basis.

To Obtain a Tutor
To obtain a tutor for any subject area, a student athlete should follow the below steps:

  1. Contact an Academic Counselor or Tutor Coordinator via phone call, email, or drop-in to submit the tutor request.
  2. Please be prepared to include in your request, the course for which you are seeking a tutor, your availability for the session, and the anticipated frequency of sessions.
  3. You will receive notification that your request has been accepted and the Tutor Coordinator will begin to work on matching your request with a tutor.
  4. Once your request has been matched, you will receive confirmation for a date, time, and room number for the tutor session.

If none of the tutors contacted can meet a student athlete’s schedule, student athletes should get additional names from an Academic Counselor.

Tips for Tutor Requests
Plan in advance when possible. It is unlikely for a tutor request to be filled on the same day the request is submitted.

If you are unable to meet with the tutor for any reason, please provide notification to the Tutor Coordinator 5 hours in advance of the session.

All SAASS tutoring sessions are conducted in the Quillen Family Academic Center for Student Athletes.

A Collaboration Between the VT Writing Center and
the Student-Athlete Tutorial Assistance Program

The English Department and SAASS have designed a program to provide well qualified and properly trained writing assistance to student athletes. The English Department assists SAASS by providing ongoing supervision, training, and evaluation of the English tutors.


Interested in becoming a tutor?
If you are interested in joining the staff of SAASS tutors, please fill out our online application.

Tutor Exit Survey
If you are a former SAASS tutor, please take a few moments to complete our Tutor Exit Survey by clicking on the link below. Your feedback is greatly valued!