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Tutoring

Augustana offers different types of tutoring that include departmental drop-in tutoring, individual subject tutoring, and Reading/Writing Center tutoring.

Departmental drop-in tutoring

Drop-in tutoring is free to all students. All students are encouraged to use drop-in tutoring whether they're getting a B in the class and hoping to raise it to an A, or if hoping to pass a course. We interview, hire and train qualified peer tutors to staff drop-in tutoring programs. A schedule of all the available drop-in tutoring programs on campus is posted every term.

Winter 2018-2019

Accounting: Mondays-Fridays from 2:30-4:30 p.m. in Evald 311;

In Olin 105, Tuesday, Jan. 8, from 7:15-9:15 p.m.

Business Stats and SAS: Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays from 6-8 p.m. in Olin 109.

Chemistry 122 and 312:  Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7-9 p.m. in Hanson 305.

Computer Science 211 and 212:  Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays from 7-9 p.m. in Olin 204.

Economics 201 and 202: All review sessions are held in Olin 201. 

Professor Short's class:
Mondays, Jan. 14, Jan. 21 and Jan. 28 from 8-9 p.m.
Wednesday, Feb. 6, 7-8 p.m.
Professor Marme's class:
Wednesday, Dec. 12, 7-8 p.m.
Monday, Jan. 14,  9-10 p.m.
Wednesday, Jan. 30, 8-9 p.m.

Geology 101, 104, 112, and 116: Time to be announced.

Graphic Design 222 and 225: From Week 3 to Week 9: Tuesdays from 10:30-11:30 a.m. in College Center Computer Lab; Thursdays from 4:30-5:30 p.m. in Old Main Computer Lab. 

Latin and Greek: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7-8 p.m in Olin 208.

Mathematics 090, 218-221, and 230: Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays from 7-9 p.m. in Olin 203.

Mathematics 203: Starting week 2, Sundays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 6-7 p.m. in Olin 206.

Music Theory: Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 7-8 p.m. in Bergendoff 163. 

Physics 101-103 and 201-203: Time to be announced.

Individual tutoring

Individual tutoring is offered for those who need additional one-on-one help. It is very important to submit a request early to allow us time to coordinate individual tutoring. To qualify for individual tutoring you must:

1. Be receiving a C or less in the course.

2. Follow specific departmental guidelines (i.e. utilize office hours or drop-in tutoring if available).

To request individual tutoring, log into Starfish.

1. In the Starfish menu, click on the "Request Help" icon.

2. Select "I need individual tutoring help" from the drop-down menu.

3. Enter the course you need help with and a short description of what kind of help you might need.

You will be assigned a tutor as soon as your professor verifies that you meet the grade requirement (C or less). The process may take up to two weeks if there is not a tutor already hired and trained for the subject.

To remain in good standing with tutoring, you will need to attend at least one Learning Commons study skills workshop by the end of the term that you receive individual tutoring. If you cannot make it to a workshop, you can make an appointment with Reading/Writing Center or CORE to discuss topics of interest.

Yen Dao, director of student success services, will contact students via email to coordinate tutoring.

This process may take up to two weeks if there is not a tutor already hired and trained for that subject. We will try our best to accommodate individual tutoring requests.

It is very important to submit a request early to allow us time to coordinate individual tutoring.

Please direct all departmental drop-in and individual tutoring questions to learningcommons@augustana.edu.

If you are interested in improving your reading and writing skills, see the Reading/Writing Center.