Central College provides a free peer-tutoring service to all students who want to increase their skills in specific courses. Peer tutors are chosen by professors and trained by the Coordinator of Tutoring on how to best work with students. Each semester, large numbers of students take advantage of both drop-in tutoring at scheduled times as well as on an appointment basis.
In addition to tutoring, Supplemental Instruction is available for many first- and second-year courses. Upper-class students who excelled in these courses are nominated and receive special training. These students attend class and facilitate group study sessions that support student learning.
Subject tutors and SI leaders gain valuable experience working with students. The leadership skills they develop through these positions assist them during their college career and beyond.
Graduate School: many tutors and SI leaders go to graduate school and utilize their leadership skills there.
Career: graduates have sharpened their knowledge through tutoring, which strengthens their opportunities in the workplace.
Supplemental Instruction (SI) Group Study Sessions meet once or twice a week, generally in the evenings.
Tutoring appointments can be made by setting up an appointment.
All tutors are recommended by professors for their excellence in the classroom. Before working with students, they receive special training from the Coordinator of Tutoring on how to best work with students. Often, tutors also benefit from these interactions as they hone their expertise in a given subject.
At Central College, tutoring is not designed only for remediation. We intentionally work with students at all skill levels to improve academic achievement and enhance a student’s ability to learn.
Central College offers group study sessions led by a student who has taken a course before and excelled. In addition to attending all classes, the SI leader holds weekly study sessions for the whole class. These are typically offered for first- and second-year courses that are traditionally challenging.