The Center offers tutoring in the following areas:
Content tutors provide help developing skills related to specific courses. They work one-on-one and in small groups to help students understand the course material by explaining and demonstrating concepts, providing guidance through exercises, answering questions, and clarifying ideas.
Writing tutors are assigned to First-Year Studies sections and are also available to help with writing for other classes--as well as for scholarship essays, job applications, etc. Tutors can assist at any stage of the writing process, from brainstorming to proofreading, and are especially good at providing feedback on drafts of papers in progress. Writing tutors can also answer questions about organization, style, and proper citation of sources.
Oral communication tutors are trained to aid students with skills such as:
- Working on pronunciation, fluency, listening comprehension, and other skills with non-native speakers of English
- Learning how to prepare questions for class discussions
- Developing, practicing, and critiquing presentations
- Developing listening skills
- Reducing communication anxiety ("stage fright")
Multilingual Language Learning
Tutoring is available to non-native speakers of English who would like to develop their English language skills. The Center offers writing tutoring and oral communication tutoring designed to enhance students' proficiency and confidence in English. Please mention that you are a multilingual language learner when scheduling an appointment with a writing or oral communication tutor.
Tutors trained in quantitative reasoning are available for 100-level MATH courses and many other classes that meet the quantitative reasoning (Q) general education requirement. Quantitative tutors assist students one-on-one and offer group study sessions geared to course assignments and exams.
How to Request a Tutor
The best ways for students to get connected with a tutor during the academic year are as follows:
Drop-In Writing Tutoring
Hours: Sun-Thurs: 1-11pm & Fri-Sat: 1-5pm
Location: 2nd floor of the library (in the CAS)
Drop-in Math Tutoring
Check course syllabi & Canvas for information
Other Types of Tutoring
- Students should contact a tutor directly whenever possible. To locate a tutor, students should check course syllabi, Canvas, and/or ask their instructors who the tutors are for a particular course.
- If a student wants to work with the same tutor throughout the term, they can simply make arrangements with the tutor to set up regular meetings.
- To request a tutor more generally, a student can use the tutor request form (a link is also available in Voyager under the Center for Academic Success tab—>Tutor Request form). Your request will be processed during normal business hours, and a tutor should respond within 24 hours. If a tutor does not respond to your request within 24 hours, please contact us at email@example.com.
- If a student experiences difficulty connecting with a tutor, they should contact Julie Haurykiewicz.
Students should be aware of any requirements for or restrictions on tutoring made by individual course instructors (e.g., you must meet with a tutor before submitting a certain assignment or you cannot work with a tutor on certain assignments). The LU Honor Code will, as always, be in place whenever a student works with a tutor.
Julie Haurykiewicz is available to answer questions or provide support to both instructors and students regarding tutoring.
Note: Tutor requests submitted on weekends or during academic holidays will not be processed until tutoring services reopen. It is to your advantage to plan ahead and request a tutor in advance whenever possible.
The Center for Academic Success provides tutors for Lawrence University students. If you’re seeking a tutor for a K-12 student, please click here.
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