The Learning Center offers many kinds of tutoring help. Group sessions are available for everyone and there are also individual tutors for students who qualify. The tutoring provided by The Learning Center is aimed at helping students learn and truly understand their class material.
Attending tutoring sessions on a regular basis helps the information learned embed itself into your long-term memory. According to psychological research, you are actually able to learn the material when the lessons and information is spread out.
Learning is a process that can be controlled only by the person responsible for the knowledge. The Learning Center’s founder and former director, Bonnie Zelenak, says, “Students need to assume responsibility for their own learning and take the initiative to actually gain the knowledge. We provide the tutors to assist in that learning process.”
The goal of group tutoring sessions is to overview the course content. Because they are open sessions, it is incredibly helpful to go in knowing exactly what you need assistance with. Don’t’ just go to the open sessions hoping to be told what you need to know. Although these sessions are not individual one-on-one sessions, the tutors are still available to answer individual questions, so knowing what your questions are before you attend the session is the best way to make the most out of these sessions.
Not only is it important to know where you need assistance in the group sessions, but coming prepared to the individual sessions is also very important and helpful.
Our tutors are all familiar with the material they are tutoring because they have not only taken the class they are assisting you with, they did well in it. Because of their experience and knowledge in your specific course, they are some of the best resources the University can offer.