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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.

Spring 2020

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

Evening review sessions also are offered from 7-9 p.m. in Olin 201 on the following dates: 

Chris Heller's class: Feb. 16, March 15, April 16, May 10 (tentative)

Olivia Melton's class: March 3, March 19 and April 26

Kristen Logan's class: Feb. 26 and April 8

Business stats and SAS: 5:30-6:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and 7-8 p.m. on Thursdays in Olin 109. 

Chemistry 131, 132 and 322: Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays from 7-9 p.m. in Hanson 334.

Computer science 201 and 202: Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays from 7-9 p.m. in Olin 204.

Conversational Chinese with a native speaker: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 4:30-5:30  p.m. in Gerber Center 439.

Conversational Japanese with a native speaker: 2-4:30 p.m. on Tuesdays; 12:30-2:30 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays; and 2-4 p.m. Thursdays, Gerber Center 439.

Economics 200: Review sessions for Dr. Joanna Short's class are offered from 6-8 p.m. in Olin 208 on the following dates: Feb. 13, 20 and 23; March 5, 15 and 19;  April 5, 16 and  19; May 3 and 5.

Graphic design 222 and 225: 5-6 p.m. Wednesdays, and  6-7 p.m. Thursdays in the Old Main computer lab.

Latin and Greek: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7-8 p.m in Olin 304..

Mathematics 90, 140, 160, 240 and 260: Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays from 7-9 p.m. in Olin 203.

Mathematics 110: 6-7 p.m. Tuesdays; 7-8 p.m. Thursdays and Sundays, in Olin 205.

Physics 151: Evening review for Physics 152 is offered from 7-9 p.m. in Hanson 103 on the following dates: 

James Wetzel's class: March 16 and April 15

Mike Augspurger's class: April 5 and May 8

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.

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.