Once again I am going to partially stereotype inorganic chemists as having some general chemistry teaching responsibilities. The reason for that is a question that came up at lunch today, "Is Lafayette unique in how we handle tutors?" For 'formal' tutoring, students go to an academic resource center and can get a tutor that is recomended by the faculty member. The resource center pays the tutor, so there is no charge to the student. However, the number of paid meetings per week is limited to one (unless there are special circumstances). Some of our tutors have been known to freelance a bit on their own, but the majority of tutoring happens this way. So, how unique is the system?