Tutoring

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Tutoring

Limited tutoring services are free and available to students who seek assistance in learning material for their courses. The tutors are upper-class students who have been recommended by faculty as experts in specific subject matter.

Peer tutors are available in a variety of courses during study sessions and by appointment. Peer tutoring focuses on helping students develop the problem-solving and analytical skills needed to understand, synthesize or apply complex material.

The Tutor List will change from semester to semester. Check your class Moodle to see the tutor for your class, or pick up a Tutor List in the Student Success Center in CB 109. Find the most recent Tutor List here.

For more information on tutoring services, contact Stephanie Bowlin, Coordinator of the Student Success Center at 800-437-4104, Extension: 34675 or email stephanie.bowlin@mayvillestate.edu.

Online Tutoring

Online tutoring is available via Skype and other means with academic tutors. There are several ways tutors and students can connect online:

  • Blackboard IM is an instant messenger program available for student and teacher use. The advantages to this program are:
    • You're automatically populated into your classes with your peers, instructors and tutors.
    • Communication is possible via text, audio, video or whiteboard.
    • The whiteboard feature allows sharing of graphics and is flexible enough to use for math, chemistry or English.
    • Work on the whiteboard may be saved as a graphic image (jpg, pdf).
    • It is possible to share desktops with another person(s) to work on a common problem.
  • Wimba Classroom: This is a way your teacher may hold virtual class from time to time. It has all the advantages of Wimba Pronto but the audio/visual may be saved by the instructor for later viewing. Pronto Overview Tutorial
  • Moodle Chat Rooms: Your instructor may have a chatroom set up for your class. If not, you may make arrangements with the tutor (or others in your class) to meet in Academic Support's Moodle Chatroom.
  • The Forums on your Moodle classroom page are useful as your tutors are able to access them.
  • Send a message via the Moodle Participants link on your class site.
  • Email is easy. Just click on the tutor's name to get a direct link to their email.
  • Instant Messenger Programs such as Windows Live or Yahoo have text, audio, visual and even some whiteboard capabilities.
  • Skype allows for face-to-face communication. For information on using Skype, please contact Stephanie Bowlin.

For additional information, contact Stephanie Bowlin at 701-788-4675 or stephanie.bowlin@mayvillestate.edu.