Roles of Learning Consultants

1-on-1 Tutoring:

1-on-1 tutoring provides a comfortable place for students who are less comfortable with large group settings or who desire more attention on specific topics. This mode of tutoring is beneficial for people who work well individually and work best with fewer distractions. Students can customize their work in 1-on-1 tutoring by bringing in working drafts and asking specific questions which allows the tutor to provide in depth explanations about tailor topics. Tutoring is available in 30 or 60 minute sessions during a wide range of hours designed to accommodate diverse schedules.

Services that offer 1-on-1 Tutoring include Writing Lab, Hypermedia Lab, and Math Tutoring

Small Group Tutoring:

Small group tutoring allows five to seven students to work together and with a tutor to solidify their understanding of topics covered in class. Tutoring addresses the student’s need for assistance by allowing peer tutors to meet, assess, and address specific questions individual students may have during predetermined hours.  Small group tutoring serves as a resource for students who require additional explanation pertaining to course material. Small group tutoring is a great fit for individuals who enjoy engaging larger groups of people and encouraging them to work together.

Services that offer small group Tutoring include Chemistry, Physics, Math, Science Writing. . . .

Supplemental Instruction:

The supplemental instructors provide peer-to-peer, classroom-style, structured group study sessions outside the classroom using new and innovative ways to reinforce learning using different learning styles and teaching techniques. Supplemental Instructors are great at anticipating students needs, thinking around problems, and finding ingenious ways to solve difficult issues while engaging students. Courses offering supplemental instruction are often the most difficult core classes and labeled “high risk”.Supplemental instructors have previously taken and passed the course with an A and have a firm understanding of the material they are presenting.

Writing Lab:

The Writing Lab’s main goal is to facilitate students’ growth as writers throughout all parts of their writing process. This is accomplished primarily through one-on-one sessions, however, workshops are held throughout the semester as necessary and as interest develops. We emphasize the student’s authority over their work meaning students are encouraged to participate actively in sessions and are required to do the majority of the work so that they retain ownership. The consultant’s job is not to simply “fix” a paper; rather the goal is to improve writers by helping students talk through their ideas and appropriately communicate their point. Writing lab consultants are confident in their English, rhetoric and composition skills as well as the writing style of their field of study such as business, science, or technical writing including resumes, CVs, business cards, and cover letters.

Hypermedia Lab:

The hypermedia lab assists in the creation and use of media for students and faculty by tutoring software and skills in digital media including project management, script writing, storyboarding, and  access to the essential tools for creating digital resources such as video and audio, images, and PowerPoint presentations, as well as assisting in the preparation of oral presentations. The tutors help students and faculty navigate checking out equipment for filming, including DSLR cameras, microphones, and laptops along with any training required for the safe use of the equipment. These tutors allow you to retain creative rights over your content by encouraging you to perform the filming and editing individually in consultation with a tutor at your convenience. The hypermedia lab is a great fit for individuals who are well versed in video and photo editing software and/or individuals who have a strong background in public speaking.

Library Front Desk Services:

These assists serve as access for reference questions about tutoring programs, Library databases, study rooms, campus information, and general questions.