University of Southern Indiana

Tutoring

Academic Skills offers a variety of tutoring programs for students at the University of Southern Indiana. Our peer tutors and academic coaches complete comprehensive training and are certified through the National Tutoring Association.

Beginning Fall 2020, to maintain physical distancing and room occupancy limits, an appointment is needed for most in-person tutoring. To schedule an individual, in-person tutoring session in Academic Skills, use Tutortrack in MyUSI. The icon looks like this: Go to the Advisortrac app

If you need assistance with this process, view the PowerPoint or call our desk (812/464-1743; Mondays-Fridays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.).

To schedule an individual online tutoring appointment, send an email to at least 48 hours (not including weekends or holidays) in advance of the requested session. In the message, request 2-3 possible appointment times, the class for which you would like assistance, and an overview of the content/information for which you would like to cover during the session. You will receive a confirmation email. For online sessions, you will need computers with internet along with webcam and audio capabilities.

Most tutoring occurs in Education Center 1111; writing consultants meet with students In Education Center 1102. See the Tutoring Schedule for additional locations for particular subjects.

Math Tutoring

Skilled math tutors, recommended by the math department faculty, are available to assist students with their math classes:

  • Completing math homework or studying for tests in classes up through Calculus I, MATH 230 (beyond this course, help may be limited)

  • Computer programs that accompany some math courses

  • The Praxis math test (required for all education majors)

All math tutors complete an extensive training program led by the Academic Skills staff.

Subject-Based Tutoring

Subject-based peer tutoring provides students with individualized, content-specific assistance in a variety of courses.

All subject-based tutors complete an extensive training program led by the Academic Skills staff and are supervised by Learning Specialist, .

For specific subjects and times, see the complete tutor schedule linked on the right.

The Writers' Room

The Writers' Room (ED 1102) serves as a resource for undergraduate writers by providing assistance from peer writing consultants, a comfortable writing environment, and reference materials.

For writing assignments in any class and at any stage of the writing process, peer writing consultants can provide students with guidance and feedback:

  • Understanding assignments
  • Audience
  • Brainstorming
  • Citing
  • Drafting
  • Editing
  • Elaborating and supporting ideas
  • Focusing
  • Understanding grammar
  • Organizing
  • Researching and using source material
  • Revising
  • Using correct and effective sentence structure
  • Thesis development

All writing consultants complete an extensive training program led by the Academic Skills staff and are supervised by Writing Specialist .

Online Writing Lab

Students can send an essay to owl@usi.edu for feedback from a writing consultant.
The email message should include:

  • A note describing the assignment
  • The help needed
  • The class and professor
  • The due date of the assignment

A writing consultant will respond initially within 48 hours, except on Fridays and weekends. If all of the information above is not included, it could delay review of the paper.

If you have any questions, please contact our Writing Specialist, .

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