University Learning Center (Tutoring Services)
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Our mission is to assist Bloomsburg undergraduates in experiencing learning success, to help student clients (tutees) to strengthen their academic performance, to provide individualized assistance, to foster interest in courses, and to aid tutees in achieving learning independence.
The University Learning Center offers peer tutoring, supplemental Instruction, and academic coaching during fall and spring semesters. NetTutor is our online tutoring service and is available to students during all semesters including summer and winter.
Scheduled peer tutoring for specific courses can be set up through CU Succeed before 5 p.m. the day before the session. Students can see the availability of tutors who support the courses they are taking and schedule appointments directly in the CU Succeed system. Peer tutoring appointments take place in the Learning Center (SSC119). Some tutors are available to meet with students via Zoom. Please contact us at email@example.com to see if your tutor is available to meet online.
What is SI?
Supplemental Instruction (SI) is a series of weekly review sessions for students in selected courses. SI is provided for all students who want to improve their understanding of course material and improve their grades. For you the student, it’s a chance to get together with people in your class to compare notes, to discuss important concepts, to develop strategies for studying the subject, and to test yourselves before your professor does, so that when he/she does, you’ll be ready. At each session you will be guided through this material by your SI leader, a competent student who has previously taken the course.
What’s an SI leader?
Have you ever wished you could do something over, knowing what you know now? SI leaders are students themselves who are prepared to share with you what they have learned over the years about how to study. They know the course content and are anxious to help guide you through it. They’ll be in class with you every day, hearing what you hear and reading what you read. What they won’t do is lecture; their job is to help you think about the lectures you hear and the books you read, and then put it all together during the SI review sessions. SI can help you learn course material more efficiently.
When do SI review sessions start?
SI sessions begin the second week of class and continue until the last week of class each semester. Most courses will not have review sessions during finals week. The sessions will be held the same days/times/locations every week. Each session will be different because you’ll have new material to discuss. SI review sessions are informal. Bring your notes; bring your textbook; bring your questions.
What’s in it for me?
Students that attend SI sessions tend to earn (on average) a better grade than those who do not attend. You’ll have developed a better understanding of course content as well as more effective ways of studying. This will help you in other classes also.
View the session schedule to see if your course is supported by SI and when the sessions will be.
What if I need help in a course that is not supported by Supplemental Learning this semester?
If your course is not supported by SI this semester, we highly recommend that you visit University Learning Center, which offers free peer tutoring services for Bloomsburg University students.
Drop-In Tutoring is an alternative to scheduled Peer Tutoring that allows students to meet with our tutors for sessions during their scheduled open hours. Drop-in tutors have scheduled drop-in hours throughout the week which allows students who need help in courses they offer to simply stop by the learning center and get the help they need. We are currently offering drop-in tutoring for Math, Biology, Chemistry, Psychology, Nursing, Computer Science, and a few other fields of study. Like Peer Tutoring, Drop-In Tutoring will also take place in the Learning Center (SSC119). Specific courses, availability hours, and tutors can be found in the Drop-In Tutoring schedule attached below.
Students unable to connect with a peer tutor should work with NetTutor for support. Students can link to it directly from the home page in Brightspace. Many subjects are staffed 24/7 by professional tutors and all others have generous hours of availability.
More information can be found in the NetTutor Quick Reference Guide.
All content areas are available, including:
- computer science
- political science
And plenty more!
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