Thursday, September 27, 2012

Tutoring Options at UMass (and they are all FREE)

If you're feeling stuck or want help for an upcoming exam or even just a little extra help with your homework, there are multiple tutoring and help centers all over campus. The trick is of course that you have to seek this help out.

The first place to look is the WEB Du Bois library. There on the 10th floor you will find the Learning Resource Center (LRC), which offers free, walk-in tutoring for many first and second year courses. You can see the tutor schedule here.

If you go, remember to bring your ID card!

The LRC also offers Supplemental Instruction (SI) for certain courses, and the LRC describes it as such:

"Supplemental Instruction (SI) are informal, peer facilitated review seminars for a particular course and section and sessions meet regularly...During SI sessions, students compare notes, discuss readings, develop organizational tools and predict test items. A student who has successfully completed the course and who is currently attending, leads the course. Research has found that groups developed around an academic program have a positive impact on students' academic adjustment and performance."

You can find the SI schedule here.

The LRC is open Sundays-Thursdays from 1:00PM to 10:00PM

There are also many subject-specific help centers available all over campus. See a list here.

Be sure to read our post on The Writing Center!


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