Education: Councilors & Tutors

At Harvard there are two kinds of tutors. The first, who draw their salary from the University, are chiefly pipe-smoking, tweedy young faculty members who are supposed to give undergraduates leisurely official coaching for their general examinations. The second form a more interesting group. Housed in walk-up offices around Harvard Square, they are paid by panicky students to provide them with enough last-minute information to squeeze them through any kind of examination, a job usually accomplished in three tense, packed hours. About half the students feel called upon to patronize a tutoring...

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