Different Types of Tutoring: How you can Tailor your Tutoring Needs

Different Types of Tutoring: How you can Tailor your Tutoring Needs

by Rachel Meehan, English Major

Monday, April 6, 2015

The Center for Academic Enrichment (CAE) is the learning center here at UNHM. Located on the second floor in the back of the library, the CAE is a place for students to get tutoring for their classes. From individual appointments to study groups, the CAE offers a variety of different resources to help you succeed.

Here’s an overview of the three most common types of tutoring available in the CAE:

Individual Tutoring

If you’re looking to meet one on one with a tutor, try signing up for an individual appointment. As a student, you can get up to one hour of individual tutoring per class each week.

With over twenty peer tutors currently working in the CAE, there is someone available to help in almost every subject. This gives you the chance to schedule an appointment with someone who is familiar with the subject matter you’re working on.

Regardless of whether you’re hoping to focus on course content or general study strategies, meeting with a peer tutor is a great opportunity to go over any questions you might have.  

One of the benefits of this type of tutoring is you get the tutor’s undivided attention. Setting up an appointment is especially good when you want to take an in-depth look at your assignment.  

Math Drop-in

Along with making individual appointments, there are other ways you can get help with your coursework. If you’re taking a math class, try attending math drop-in.  

Math drop-in runs Mondays through Thursdays from 12-1. During these hours, there are tutors in the CAE available to help students with their math homework.

When it comes to drop-in, you don’t need to make an appointment ahead of time. You also don’t need to stay the full hour. Simply stop by the CAE anytime during the designated drop-in hours to work at your convenience.

Because there’s no appointment required, there are oftentimes other students working with the tutor at the same time. That’s why it’s a good idea to come with specific questions in mind.

Remember, you can attend drop-in as often as you need. The time you spend working with a tutor during math drop-in doesn’t count toward your individual tutoring hour each week.

Click here to find out more about the CAE’s math drop-in schedule this semester.

Study Groups

Study groups are available for many science and math classes here at UNHM. Unless otherwise mentioned, study groups typically run the hour before class in the room the course is being held.

Like drop-in, you don’t need to make an appointment to attend a study group. During that hour there will be a tutor available in the classroom to help students prepare for class.

Study groups are a chance for students in the same class to go over homework problems together. Every study group is different, and students can decide how they want to spend their time. You can work in small groups or work through homework problems on the board. Each class has the opportunity to decide what works best.

To find out if your class has a study group this semester, see the study group schedule online.

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