KOLT Tutoring Center offers free individual tutoring services to all Koç University students.
Students receive support at the tutoring center on a walk-in basis (drop-in tutoring). They do not need to make an appointment. First come first served policy is employed for drop-in tutoring. There are extensive hours of tutoring available for common core courses such as calculus, statistics, psychology, sociology, basic and advanced academic writing, chemistry and basic computer programming courses, and some area courses. Tutoring service is offered for courses only if the faculty for these courses wish to have this support.
Students who need assistance for a course not currently covered by the tutoring schedule can stop by LIB Z06 to meet with the KOLT Staff and make arrangements for tutoring. Students can also call (0212) 338 1755 or email KOLT at firstname.lastname@example.org for additional questions or assistance.
All tutoring services are scheduled beforehand, so if you are planning to get tutoring, please check tutoring center schedule in the link above.
Experiences of Previous KOLT Tutors
“When I first started this university, KOLT provided me with help in a lot of the courses I was taking. I can clearly state now that I owe KOLT a large portion of my success. There is such a great atmosphere here that you can get help from your peers and have genuine conversations with them, which provides you with nice tips about the courses. I wanted to be one of those tutors and contribute to such a lovely office. I have been working at KOLT for a long time now. I am not just working there, I still go to other tutors to ask my questions and to get help. I believe this mutual help is one of the best opportunities this school offers us. I am so glad to be working in such a great place. KOLT is one of the places I will remember while reminiscing after graduation. I would like to thank the KOLT office.”
Zeynep Ece Sarısoy (Spring 2013)
“Being a KOLT tutor helped me with my communication skills with others and helping those in need. It contributed to me with meeting new people and living new experiences. In the future, the benefits I will gain from being at KOLT will be inevitably beneficial. Working at KOLT was an efficient and informative experience. It was an interesting and beautiful experience to learn from the students. I would like to be at KOLT for the next semester, as well. The most important advice I can give to future tutors can be finding new methods of encouraging students to learn or want to learn.”
Kadir Matracı (Spring 2013)
“It is very nice to help others. It helped us to become more knowledgeable and faster in the topics we were teaching. Working at KOLT was efficient and informative for me. But you need to ask it to my students. It was very nice for me. I would definitely want to work at KOLT again, actually I would like to give other courses as well.”
Bedirhan Çaldır (Spring 2013)
“Even though about 300 students were taking the PHYS 102 course, only five showed up, once for each. Students asked one or two questions and then left. They only showed up during exam period, which makes them obligated to memorize a little. It would be more beneficial for the students if they studied through the semester.”
Ahmet Barış Özgüler (Spring 2013)
“It was very beneficial for my communication skills. I improved myself a lot in understanding the other person’s wishes and answering accordingly. These communication skills will be of great use in my future career. I learned a lot about problem solving and supervising others. I would advice the future tutors to share their experiences with the students, this leads to more effective results.”
Buse Naz Yılmaz (Spring 2013)
“I specifically learned the strategies to follow when helping someone else in an area I am competent in. I had the chance to see new questions and topics with the students. The tutors need to be patient and help the students solve the examples with their own effort.”
Alper Şükrü Gençer (Spring 2013)
“I observed that students did not like working on or thinking about the topics they were having a hard time with. Experiences like this prepared me for my academic career. It was informative to test my command on the topics I was explaining. My advice to the tutors is that they should have a good command on the topics and they should be experienced enough to motivate the students.”
Canberk İrimağzı (Spring 2013)
“First of all, my command in calculus increased. I believe that it added to my skills of teaching. It could be more efficient and informative if more people showed up.”