Adademic Success Workshops (ASW's) are designed to reinforce positive study habits through discussion or a small group activity. To sign up for a session, you can simply stop by and sign up for an ASW with any tutor who can lead a session. The workshops range from 30 minutes to one hour depending on the topic. The topics covered include:
Technology to Enhance the Classroom:
Writing And English:
Free tutoring services are available to all registered students. Students having difficulty with a class make use of our tutoring services and computer labs, as well as students who are already doing fairly well.
Your tutor will be a student who has taken and successfully passed the course with a minimum of a B, or an instructor who has taught the class.
Obtaining a Tutor
You can schedule an appointment with a tutor by contacting the Learning Center at (248) 276-8247. Please keep in mind that tutors may not be available for all subjects. Walk-in appointments may be available, but is dependent upon tutor availability. You are allowed to schedule two appointments per week per subject. If you cannot make it to your tutoring appointment, please contact the Learning Center as soon as possible. Excessive missing of appointments may result in future appointments being revoked, and cancelations made within one hour of your appointment will be counted as a missed appointment.
What to expect during your tutoring session:
Some things to keep in mind about your tutoring session:
Peer tutoring, or students tutoring students, has been shown to be one of the most effective types of tutoring. Students often develop a positive rapport with another student who has had similar experiences and, thus, they share something in common. Ideally, the student and tutor will develop a trusting relationship that fosters learning and the increasing independence of the student. Tutors construct these relationships by becoming acquainted with the students, actively listening, sharing their own experiences, and asking questions.
The role of the tutor is to facilitate learning and promote a positive learning experience for the tutee. Each session will begin by spending a few minutes determining what type of help you need. Explaining an algebraic concept, for instance, may not be sufficient if the student's understanding of arithmetic is shaky, and telling a student how to do something may not be useful if that person learns visually and can't "see" what the instructor is lecturing. Sessions will not include working through each problem in homework. The concept or process will be discussed, and the tutor can walk you through similar examples to discover and resolve process errors. You can then apply the new skill to homework, reinforcing the concept through practice.
Even if your class is not listed, there may still be help we can offer! Please contact us with any questions on tutoring for your class.
All of our Tutors go through a rigorous training program approved by the College Reading and Learning Association (CRLA). This ensures your tutor is not only knowledgable about the material, but trained in the tutoring process. For more information on the CRLA and their training program, please see their web site at http://www.crla.net/