Tutoring Services

Overview

Tutoring Services:
Pathway to Success

The mission of Tutoring Services is to serve as a center for learning assistance, and to provide a support structure that allows students to gain self-confidence and independence in their academic work.

Tutoring Services works to provide support for courses numbered 3000 and below. Tutors and Study Coaches help students develop a deeper understanding of class material, and gain successful skills that can improve their overall GPA. They assess student academic strengths and challenges, and develop strategies for time-management, test-taking, text-book reading, memorization, and note-taking.The first day to sign up for tutoring and general study coaching appointments is the first Friday of fall and spring term.

  • Tutoring appointments will be arranged for 1 hour per week of tutoring or study coaching per course at no charge.
  • One-to-one or group tutoring is available by appointment. Walk-in Tutoring is also held in 122 SC during regular office hours.
  • Students can request and be matched for appointments with Tutors and Study Coaches on staff throughout the term.  The end of week 5 is the cut-off for requests that require recruitment of a new Tutor.
  • Late cancellation and No Show fees of $30 per instance apply.  Please see Costs for more details.

Additional Walk-In Academic Support is available at no charge in the following locations:

Contact Information

Jennifer Lobo
Director, Tutoring Services
122 Student Success Center
(937) 775-5770
wsututor@wright.edu

Office Hours: Monday – Thursday, 9a – 8p, Friday 9a – 4p, Sunday 2p – 7p (on the second floor of Dunbar Library).

Tutoring Hours: 7 days a week.  Closed during holidays and breaks

Sign Up for Tutoring

One-to-one or group tutoring is available for courses numbered 3000 and below.  If no Tutor is on staff for the requested course, an attempt will be made to recruit a Tutor for the course. The end of week 5 is the cut-off for requests that require recruitment of a new Tutor.

To sign up for a Tutor, please visit Tutoring Services, in 122 Student Success Center, during our normal business hours. Appointments will be scheduled during your visit to the office and will continue for the remainder of the semester.  

Costs

Tutoring appointments will be arranged for 1 hour per week of tutoring or study coaching per course at no charge. 

Late Cancellation and No Show fees are $30 per instance.  A limit of 3 instances per class can occur before tutoring appointments for a class are released.  General study coaching appointments are subject to this policy.

Free tutoring is available through the following organizations and offices:

  • Athletics (must be a registered athlete with Wright State)
    Contact: Judy Chivers, Academic Advisor/SWA, Athletics
     
  • Bolinga Black Cultural Center (sponsored tutoring for Wright State students of color)
    Contact: Bolinga Center Front Desk (937) 775-5645
     
  • Bureau of Vocational Rehab (BVR) 
    Contact: Amanda Watkins, Assistant Director of Veteran Affairs (937) 775-5549
     
  • Disability Services (must be a registered student with the Wright State Office of Disability Services)
    Contact: Heather Rando, Assistant Director for Academic Support (937) 775-5680
     
  • Military & Dependents (students who are members of the Military and their sponsored dependents)
    Contact: Amanda Watkins, Assistant Director of Veteran Affairs (937) 775-5549
     
  • Ohio's STEM Ability Alliance (OSAA) (must be a registered student with the Wright State OSAA program)
    Contact: Jason Gepperth, Project Coordinator
     
  • Tutor (must be employed as a tutor)
    Contact: Jennifer LoboDirector of Tutoring Services (937) 775-2280

 

Walk-In Tutoring

Wright State Tutoring Services Walk-In Tutoring

Location:  122 Student Success Center (SC) 

One-to-one Tutoring is also offered. Come to 122 Student Success Center to sign-up.

Supplemental Instruction (SI) is available for select classes. The schedule is updated the second or third week of the term. Details on these free group review sessions are available at wright.edu/si

Summer 2016 Walk-In Tutoring SCIENCE

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday

 

ANT2120 & ANT3120 (C)

12:00 - 4:00

ANT2120 & ANT3120 (C)

9:00 - 12:00

ANT2120 & ANT3120 (C)

1:00 - 4:00

CHM1210 (A) & CHM1220 (B)

2:00 - 4:00

CHM1210 (A) & CHM1220 (B)
CHM2110 (A) & CHM2120 (B)

1:00 - 4:00

 

CHM1210 (A) & CHM1220 (B)
CHM2110 (A) & CHM2120 (B)

1:00 - 4:00

 

   

PHY2400 (C)

2:00-4:00

 

Summer 2016 Walk-In Tutoring BUSINESS

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday

ACC2010 (A) & ACC2020 (B)

1:30 - 3:30

ACC2010 (A) & ACC2020 (B)

10:00 - 11:30

 

ACC2010 (A) & ACC2020 (B)

10:00-11:30

 

EC2040 (A,B) & EC2050 (A,B)

10:00-11:30

 

 

FIN2210 (A)

1:30-3:30

 

FIN2210 (A)

3:00-4:00

 

Tutoring Services Phone Number:  937-775-2280

Become a Tutor

Summary of Position

photo of a student and a tutor

Work individually or in small groups modeling appropriate study behavior and assisting students in areas of difficulty. Wage: $10.01/hr

Requirements

  • Minimum of 3.0 GPA
  • Completed at least 15 credit hours at Wright State University
  • Received a grade of A or B in WSU courses to be tutored
  • Ability to communicate effectively

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Prepare for tutoring sessions
  • Meet punctually and regularly
  • Provide support and encouragement
  • Respect confidentiality of sessions
  • Support instructor class objectives
  • Motivate your students
  • Maintain professional & academic nature of sessions
  • Help with study habits (note taking, time management, test prep)
  • Help clarify new information
  • Praise the student where possible and work to build a positive self-image
  • Build as much success for the student as possible at each meeting
  • Demonstrate problem-solving skills
  • Help student comprehend and translate reading of the text
  • Work up to 28 hours per week

Application

To apply for a tutoring position, please visit 122 Student Success Center.  Bring a copy of your current course schedule and unofficial (WingsExpress) Wright State transcript.

For additional information, contact Jennifer Lobo.

Faculty Resources

Syllabus Snippets

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Tutoring Services provides individual and small group academic support for a wide range of courses. Students can meet with an individual tutor by appointment for most 1000- and 2000-level courses. Walk-in tutoring is available in the Academic Success Center (122 Student Success Center) for select courses during scheduled times. Walk-in tutoring may occur on an individual or small group basis.

Students who want more general academic support can meet by appointment with a Study Coach. A Study Coach can assess student academic strengths and challenges, and develop strategies for time-management, test-taking, text-book reading, memorization, and note-taking.

Supplemental Instruction is offered for select courses. This small group support is led by a student who has successfully passed the course, received training, and is in contact with the instructor.

Tutoring Services also facilitates the Learning Assistant (LA) Program in collaboration with Dr. Kathrin Engisch, Interim Dean of the College of Science and Math.  The LA Program offers opportunities for faculty to pursue an active learning model of instruction in the new classroom space in the Student Success Center building.  Faculty interested in utilizing Learning Assistants in their classrooms will need to apply and make contact well in advance.  

You can refer your students to the front desk in 122 Student Success Center to make an appointment or have them call (937) 775-5770 for more information.