Tutoring Options in a Remote Learning World

Gail Powers-Schaub, Director of Student Achievement Centers 

After class is over, where can you turn for help?  The Student Achievement Center (SAC) offers a range of free, live, online academic support and tutoring options to Madison College students. 

Students can book an online tutoring appointment with a Madison College peer tutor, Academic Engagement Partner, or Instructor.  This live support is available for most Liberal Arts courses, transfer courses, and many of the most traditionally challenging courses.  Tutoring is available evenings and weekends in addition to daytime business hours.

Appointments may be booked 1 hour in advance, and students may book up to seven, 45-minute appointments per week (Sunday through Saturday) with a tutor.  Should the need arise, students must cancel at least 30 minutes in advance. Tutoring appointments take place via WebEx, and you can reach out to the Student Computer Help Desk based in the Library or book an appointment with a Librarian to help make sure you are ready to work with our tutors. 

Come to tutoring sessions with prepared, thought-out questions, and a list of concepts or problems to work on.  Have your textbook and notes at hand, as well as any Blackboard materials.  Good advance preparation will allow you to use your tutoring time to get to the core of the work you hope to accomplish.  Be prepared to get “assignments” from your tutor, to complete before your next session.  Tutors do their best to ensure you are test ready! 

The SAC also offers the Math LIVE! Lab, a drop-in based math lab, with no appointment needed.  Stop into the virtual lab to work with our Academic Engagement Partner, Natasha.

Brainfuse is another live tutoring option for students after hours.  Students receive eight free hours of tutoring per year via Brainfuse, and it features 24/7 math support.

The SAC also provides asynchronous learning support options.  EBSCO Learning Express provides access to many skill building practice tests, tutorials, and software skills practice.  Kahn Academy, presents interactive learning exercises designed to help students gain a deeper understanding in many of the courses offered at Madison College.  Linked in Learning videos and courses are also available, and the Library has added Gale Anatomy and Mango Languages, to enhance remote study options for students.

Each week during September the SAC team will present a 30-minute workshop, Tutoring Options in a Remote Learning World, demonstrating how to get started with online tutoring.  Information is here https://libguides.madisoncollege.edu/library-workshops. No advance registration is needed.

SAC hours and contact information may be found at https://libguides.madisoncollege.edu/saconlineweb.  Staff are available by phone, chat and email.  We look forward to working with you!