Tutoring Services

The Academic Resource Center offers peer tutoring and supplemental instruction (SI) services to all GSW students free of charge.  Peer tutors and SI Leaders are certified with the College Reading and Learning Association (CRLA) International Tutor Training Program Certification (ITTPC).

Students benefit most from seeking tutoring early in the semester and continuing to meet in regular sessions throughout the entire semester.

What is Peer Tutoring? 

What is Supplemental Instruction?

What is the Math Tutoring Center?

How do I get tutoring?

How do I prepare for a Tutoring or SI session?

How do I become a tutor?

 

Frequently Asked Questions

 

 

What is Peer Tutoring?

Peer tutoring is the practice of giving individual, or in some cases, small group instruction with the purpose of helping students not only grasp the material, but become independent learners by learning study skills and developing good study habits.  Peer tutors are students who have successfully taken and passed the course with an A or B and exhibit a thorough understanding of the material.


 
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What is Supplemental Instruction?  

Supplemental Instruction (SI) is an academic support program which offers regularly scheduled review sessions in which students are given an opportunity to review notes, discuss readings, and prepare for examinations. 

SI leaders are students who have taken and passed a targeted class with an A or B.  They have usually taken the class with the same professor or are recommended by the professor to facilitate SI sessions for the course. They know the course content and offer guidance through it.

Each SI leader will set up convenient weekly sessions. A student may attend as many sessions as desired.  Each one will be different because there will be new material to discuss. SI review sessions are informal.


 
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What is the Math Tutoring Center?

A Math Tutoring Center provides students an opportunity to receive walk-in tutoring for many math courses up to Calculus II.  The Math Tutoring Center is located in Room 120 of the Academic Skills Center and  is open during the same hours as the ASC, which are 8:00 am—8:00 pm Monday through Thursday, and 8:00 am—3:00 pm Friday. 

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How do I get tutoring?

Getting a tutor is easy!  You simply complete a Tutor Request Form which may be accomplished in one of two ways:

1)      Visit the Academic Skills Center and complete the form there; or

2)      Print the form from the website, complete it, and take it to the ASC.

 

If you plan to attend a small group tutoring session or SI session already set up, email  the tutor or SI leader to confirm the meeting times prior to attending a session.

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How do I prepare for a Tutoring or SI session?

Students should be prepared for a scheduled tutoring or SI session by bringing their course syllabus, textbook(s), class materials, calculators, and any other resources that may be necessary. Students should also come to a tutoring or SI session with a positive attitude, willingness to learn, and commitment to attend regularly.

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How do I become a tutor?

If you would you like an opportunity to make money while you attend college, become a Tutor!  The rewards will go beyond just getting a little extra cash in your pocket.  You can enjoy:

  • Flexible schedule: you can work around classes or other obligations
  • Higher level of thinking: improve your own content knowledge
  • CRLA Certification:  Opportunity to complete training for certification with an international tutoring program
  • Higher pay: With training you may receive higher than minimum wage
  • Work experience: Something to put on your resume and a reference for future employment or graduate school applications.

Requirements:

  • At least second semester freshman 
  • Have made at least a B in the subject you wish to tutor 
  • Two (2) academic references 
  • 3.0 minimum cumulative GPA  

One or more of the above requirements may be waived due to an urgent need for a tutor in a particular subject.

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