Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Opportunities to get it the second time available

One of the opportunities that students do have on the Coker College campus is access to tutoring. Sometimes you just don't get it the first time and need some extra help. The first Sunday on campus I was really surprised by the large number of students I saw leaving a math tutoring class. The tutor was really happy because the students came when they would get the most from the offering -- at the beginning of the semester when they need to ensure they have the foundation to go forward.

Last night Robin Richardson, who is our Student Support Services for the campus, shared the tutoring schedule with the faculty in case we have students asking. This felt like a good place for me to store that schedule -- students do sometimes forget and they do appreciate it when someone can tell them when Math tutoring is or where they might meet with the Chinese tutor:

From Robin Richardson:

In an effort to centralize more of our academic supports, all tutoring now takes place in the library. You will see that LITC228, the Faculty Research Room, has been volunteered for this purpose. Please know that I understand what a valuable resource this space is for faculty; however, the same features that make it useful for you—a large space with a variety of seating and working options that’s close to reference materials and technology—make it an ideal tutoring lab as well. Hopefully we will be able to share this space in a manner that serves all needs. With this in mind, below is a general tutoring schedule for LITC228 (specifics are in the attachments) to help with your plans to use this space:

4:00 – 10:00
Spanish, math, IT assistance
Tuesday through Thursday,
IT assistance will relocate to the LITC lobby, near the computer banks, to make the FRR available for class events

11:00 – 12:30

4:00 – 7:00
Math, IT assistance

3:30 – 7:00
Chinese, math, IT assistance

3:00 – 7:00
Chinese, math, IT assistance

TIP -- The best time for tutoring is immediately after you do not get it the first time. Getting help when the broken link is on your mind helps ensure you only have one broken link at a time that requires fixing.  (That is what I have been telling students in hopes they will get the maximum from the tutoring -- waiting until November is waiting too long.

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