Tutoring is a customized, student-centered, action-oriented process designed to help all students - full-time and part-time undergraduate and graduate students, and returning adults - who need both short and long-term academic assistance. In meeting these various student needs, Campus Tutorial Services has developed individual and group tutoring approaches which specifically focus on problem-solving techniques and intensive subject review sessions. Tutoring has often been thought of as short-term, immediate assistance to overcome one specific problem or trouble spot. Successful students, however, have typically viewed tutoring as a long-term strategy in resolving more complex learning problems, including difficult content as well as organizational techniques, pattern synthesis, and higher-level reasoning.
Student peer-tutors are hired for the program on the basis of departmental recommendations and personal interviews, and take part in an intensive training program. Tutors are expected not only to know their subject matter well, but also to be able to communicate effectively with students from a wide variety of backgrounds and with varying degrees of knowledge and skill.
Students requesting tutoring represent a cross-section of all students, from those doing very well in classes but who request additional practice and feedback as to their progress, to those individuals who are experiencing major difficulty with content and study procedures and techniques. Campus Tutorial Services is equipped to handle all these students with appropriate strategies and confidentiality.
Campus Tutorial Services is able to provide subject area tutoring in most basic courses and provides tutoring in many advanced courses, depending upon requests.
For assistance in writing, students may schedule appointments in the Writing Center, where they work one-on-one with qualified tutors. For assistance in math, students may consult tutors in the Math Center on a walk-in basis.
Although most students use Campus Tutorial Services on a voluntary basis, some students may be referred directly by faculty. In this case, the students work on developing those skills and competencies which have been identified by the faculty members as necessary for success in their classes.
Up-to-date information on current programming and schedules may be viewed on the Campus Tutorial Services website: http://www.uww.edu/acadsupport/tutorial/. Students can also get information either by calling 262-472-1230 or by visiting the Campus Tutorial Services main office in the lower level of McCutchan Hall. Both voluntary visits and direct referrals are generally more successful if made before serious problems develop. Tutoring is generally available from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Friday in McCutchan Hall. Weekend hours in satellite locations in Anderson Library and certain Residence Halls is also available at other times and places by arrangement.