The Warrior Tutoring Center (WTC) is designed to help students clarify and reinforce critical course concepts, develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills, enhance active learning, and work towards a higher level of academic achievement. Our tutoring services provide trained tutors who connect with students at their level of knowledge to help them master course content and to help guide them towards academic success.
When students receive tutoring at the WTC, they are guaranteed that the material covered in class will be reinforced, that they will receive support for in-class learning, and will have an advanced sense of community. Tutors can also help build a student's academic skills and confidence while connecting them with other useful campus resources.
All of our tutoring is peer facilitated, meaning that students are tutored by students. This is a great advantage for students, as their tutors understand their perspectives and have taken the same courses.
Our tutors have excelled academically! They have at least a cumulative 3.0 GPA and have earned a B or better in the course they tutor.
The WTC provides students with a variety of tutoring services.
Learning Assistant (Level II)
LAs hold weekly review and discussion sessions for courses that have over 60 students and that have historically high failure rates. During a guided learning session, the LA reviews lecture notes, helps students prepare for tests, and discusses course material and readings. The sessions are geared specifically to the content and style of a particular professor's approach to teaching the material.
These sessions provide students with the opportunity to:
- Clarify, reinforce, and deepen understanding of course material
- Develop the habits of mind that enable their long-term success
- Engage in dialogue around course content with their peers
- Apply critical course concepts to supplemental problem sets
- Enhance course-specific study strategies
- Prepare for exams
LAs have taken the course, have earned at least a B or better in the course, and are recommended by the professor who teaches the course. LAs attend the course with the students, assist professors in and out of the class, prepare for and hold weekly guided learning sessions, hold individual discussion hours, and meet with the professor regularly. LAs also complete a ten hour training program that focuses on using different strategies to engage students in active learning.
National data show that students who attend these types of sessions average from one half to one full letter grade above the average of the non-attending group.
Learning Assistant (Level I)
LAs help students who have various levels of knowledge gain a clearer and a deeper understanding of a particular subject in a collaborative and active learning environment. The sessions are geared specifically to the content and style of a particular professor's approach to teaching the material.
LAs have taken the course, have earned at least a B or better in the course, and must be recommended by the professor who teaches the course. LAs attend the course with the students, assist professors in and out of the class, meet with the professors regularly, and hold four hours of drop-in labs. LAs also complete a ten hour national certification training program.
Drop-in Tutoring Labs
Drop-In Labs are for students who have a specific question or assignment, need clarification of content or assistance with study skills. Labs are typically offered for 100 and 200-level general education courses.
No appointment is needed! A student just walks into the location where the Lab is being held and will find a tutor seated at a table with a sign with the name of the course.
Labs are located throughout campus and are held Monday-Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. and Fridays from 9:00a.m. to 4:00p.m. Check the drop-in schedule for times and locations.
Drop-in Lab Tutors have taken the course, have earned at least a B or better in the course, and have been recommended by two professors. Tutors also complete a ten hour national certification training.
Individual Tutoring Sessions
Individual tutoring sessions are for students who would like one-on-one assistance and who need more in-depth assistance with course content and study skills than a drop-in lab provides.
Individual tutoring is offered for courses that are not generally offered in drop-in sessions or offered as a learning assisted guided session.
If you have attended drop-in labs and still require additional tutoring, please fill out this form, and a representative from the Warrior Tutoring Center will be in contact with you regarding your request.
Math Question Center (MathQC)
MathQC Tutors assist students who have various levels of knowledge gain a clearer and deeper understanding of math, in a collaborative and active learning environment. Students tutoring in the MathQC primarily work out of the 2nd and 3rd floors of the Science and Technology building.
These tutoring sessions are offered on a drop-in basis, and may be requested for individualized tutoring (using the Tutor Request Form).
Small Group Tutoring
Small group tutoring is for students who are in the same major or class and looking to master course content, with the guidance of a tutor. Groups must be at least five participants, but no more than 12 to be considered.
Small group tutoring is available, by request, through the Warrior Tutoring Center by filling out the Small Group Tutoring Request Form.