Scheduling Sessions: Sign up for slots once you have confirmed your class schedule.

  • New and returning tutors must come to the scheduling weekend to have their schedule approved. Only ARAC staff and Head Tutors will have access and the ability to add your name to the scheduling document.
  • Priority will be given to tutors without personal transportation first.
  • If you are a new tutor, we strongly encourage you to take a look at the potential scheduling sites and transportation schedule. Don’t forget to include commute time when thinking about the sites you want to go to.

How do I know what time school finishes on an Early Release Day?

It’s two hours earlier than the school’s normal day. If you’re not sure and can’t find the information on their website, you can call the school and ask.

Do I need to go to tutoring when Duke Undergraduate Classes are not in session?

No, you are not expected to tutor during Duke Holidays, Spring Break, or after the last day of classes.

Do I need to go to tutoring on Teacher Work Days or School Holidays?

If the school is closed you are not expected to tutor, however some afterschool programs operate on Teacher Work Days so be sure to check with your site coordinator.

What happens when my classroom is taking a test or is on a field trip?

You are not required to go to tutoring if you will not be able to tutor.  Be sure to make a note of the absence so you aren’t counted as a no-show by emailing  You can make up these missed sessions, just be sure to notify your program coordinator of the schedule change.  This type of absence does not count toward your 3 excused absences.