University of Southern Indiana

New evening tutoring sessions on campus

New evening tutoring sessions on campus

10/9/2012 | University Communications

The University of Southern Indiana’s Academic Skills department, a part of University Division, is offering two new evening tutoring programs for fall 2012. Evening sessions are held on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Both programs will run from 6 to 9 p.m.

Student peer tutors, who have completed a comprehensive training program, assist students with homework questions, understanding class notes and textbook readings, and studying and preparing for tests and exams. Tutoring sessions can be held one-on-one or in a group setting and are open to both residential and commuter students.

The Tuesday program is a collaboration between Housing, Academic Skills, and the Recreation, Fitness, and Wellness Center (RFWC).  Sessions are held in RFWC room 206 and are available for students seeking help with mathematics, writing, biology, anatomy/physiology, chemistry, physics and Spanish. For more information about Tuesday sessions, see the Academic Skills page for Tutoring Tuesdays.

Wednesday evening Learning Assistance sessions began as a partnership between the David L. Rice Library and Academic Skills. Learning Assistance sessions offer assistance in mathematics, writing, Spanish, anatomy/physiology, and chemistry. The sessions are held in the Rice Library study room. For more information, visit the Academic Skills page for Fall 2012 Learning Assistance.

Michael “Brody” Broshears, director of University Division, and Dr. Darrin Sorrells, learning assistant specialist in Academic Skills, have overseen the addition of new evening sessions in accordance with USI’s strategic plan.  

“In an effort to support the campus strategic plan goal of becoming a 24x7 campus, we are pleased to offer math, writing, and science tutoring during evening hours on Tuesday and Wednesday nights throughout the academic year,” Sorrells said. “These initiatives allow students to seek learning assistance after normal hours of operation.”

The primary mission of Academic Skills is to enhance student success and the educational process at the University of Southern Indiana by providing academic support services through classes and other learning assistance programs. Academic Skills seeks to create a collaborative environment that is supportive of both students and instructors, to promote learning-centered activities, and to serve as a resource for the University community. 

New partnerships between departments on campus have enabled Academic Skills to extend their business hours.  “We thank the Recreation, Fitness, and Wellness Center and the Rice Library for their continued collaboration and support of this initiative,” Broshears said.

For information about the new evening tutoring programs offered by Academic Skills, contact Sorrells at 812/464-1743.

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