Tutoring is offered in fall and spring semesters only, by appointments and we will try to accommodate walk-ins as long as a tutor is available. Summer tutoring is done through Smarthinking.com (available in any Blackboard course under Course Tools)
Students must bring a completed Tutoring Referral Form, signed by their instructor, to the first appointment for each subject in which they are requesting tutoring. Tutoring services are not available to students without a Tutoring Referral Form on file. Online tutoring signup is not available without first submitting the Tutoring Referral Form by visiting the Student Success Center and then getting registered in our tutor database. Instructors can access a fillable Tutoring Referral Form by logging into the Faculty/Staff section of the webpage and clicking Employee Documentation and then Employee Forms.
The Microsoft Silverlight plug-in is required to access the tutoring sign-up pages. It is recommended that you use the Firefox browser when accessing the tutoring sign-up pages. You will still need Silverlight.
Are you interested in becoming a tutor in the fall or spring semesters? If you have earned an Associate's degree or higher, use the Tutor Application. If you are a current student, please use the Peer Tutor Application.
(Please note: NO TUTORS ARE HIRED FOR SUMMER SEMESTERS)
A great overall math review site is PurpleMath
The OWL at Purdue/ A wonderful writing center site
If you “freeze” during tests and miss questions when you know the answers, you might be suffering from test anxiety. Believe it or not, a little nervousness before a test can actually help you to perform better. The butterflies in your stomach are from extra adrenaline that can sharpen your awareness and keep you alert. However, if the tension is extreme, it can cause loss of sleep, loss of appetite, and poor performance on tests.
Ways You Can Offset Test Anxiety
- Simply tell yourself, "stop!" Do this when your thoughts are racing and your mind is cluttered with fear and worries.
- Fill your mind with pleasant thoughts so there will be no room left for anxiety.
- Visualize success! Most of us live up to our own expectations, good or bad. If you spend a lot of time mentally rehearsing how it will be to fail, you will increase your chances for failure.
- Consider your alternatives. If you fail a test that could make you fail the course, ask yourself, “Can I accept that?” Unless everything in your life is always perfect (yeah, right), the answer will always be YES! Get your fears out into the open and face them. They are less scary that way.
- Breathe. Take deep breaths for two to three minutes.
- Exercise aerobically before the test. This reduces body tension.
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