Myth 5

 
The TRUTH? Tutoring cannot guarantee good grades; your performance in class is affected by multiple factors.
 
While any form of learning support is a great way to improve your understanding of the material, it will not guarantee you a specific grade or outcome. Tutoring can not (and should not) take the place of the independent time you need to devote to studying, reviewing, learning, and practicing the course content. Tutoring can be thought of as removing the roadblocks . . . but you still need to travel down the road.
 
Multiple factors influence your final grade, including your attendance, participation, study habits, time management, note taking, and exam preparation. Your emotional and physical well-being as well as how you balance outside obligations like work, family, friends, and extracurriculars are also important factors that can affect your grade.