University Tutoring Services (UTS)
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Welcome to university tutoring services
It is the mission of University Tutoring Services (UTS) to facilitate access to low cost, quality peer tutoring for students currently enrolled at UW-Platteville in courses across the curriculum. Our goal is to assist students while encouraging them to be life-long, self-advocating, active learners.
About University Tutoring Services
University Tutoring Services (UTS) provides academic support for currently enrolled UW-Platteville students in a variety of undergraduate courses. Tutoring services are a means to supplement classroom instruction, foster independent learning, and assist students in improving their academic skills. UTS offers academic support for students through one-on-one tutoring or small group sessions facilitated by peer tutors. This assistance allows students to develop a deeper understanding of course concepts with the support of peer tutors who clarify difficult course material, review homework assignments, and provide motivation as role models.
Students wishing to receive individual tutoring services should visit our office on the third floor of Brigham Hall to complete the intake process. During this time, UTS staff will discuss appropriate resources with the student, review program policies and procedures, and review the tutor request form and contract.
Students can receive assistance in a variety of courses at a reasonable rate ($1.50/hour). Tutoring times are flexible. However students are expected to meet with their tutor on a weekly basis throughout the semester. Tutors and tutees meet at mutually agreed upon times and on-campus locations that are convenient for both individuals (excluding residence hall rooms).
SMALL STUDY GROUPS
Small study groups are started at the request of two or more students or if there are not enough tutors to meet the requests for individual tutoring. Because they are based on request or need, small study group courses vary by semester.
Small study group sessions are facilitated by peer tutors. Small groups consist of students who are in the same course and have the same instructor. By working together, students learn how to process course material as well as sharpen their reasoning and questioning skills. Sessions are learner-centered and require the active involvement of each student.
PEER ASSISTED LEARNING (PAL)
The PAL program provides peer support by having students who succeeded in traditionally difficult academic courses help other students complete these courses. Peer assisted leaders (PALs) provide regular study sessions outside of class in which students work collaboratively by discussing readings and class material, comparing notes, and preparing for exams. Generally PALs attend class lectures, take notes, and act as models to those currently taking the course.
For further information, please visit the PAL page.
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Stay Afloat, December 15, 2013
Stay afloat during final exams with FREE study sessions at the WATR!
Sunday, December 15 from 2:00-6:00pm.
Sessions in Chem I, II, Chem for Engineers, Physics I & II, Calc II, and Unity of Life.
Refreshments provided!! We'll see you there.
University Tutoring Services Newsletter
Look at our Fall 2013 newsletter, including final exam prep.
We need tutors for various subjects for Spring 2014 Courses.
Click HERE for a course list.
If you are interested, please call 342.1615 to make an appointment with the Tutoring Coordinator.
Physics Tutoring 1350 & 2240
233 Engineering Hall
Spanish Tutoring 1840, 1940, 2840 & 2940
214 Warner Hall
Mondays 1:00-2:00pm &
Wednesdays 10:00-11:00am, 2:00-3:00pm
Statistical Methods 4030
Location: Oasis - 320 Brigham Hall
Monday - Thursday: 8:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Tutoring sessions are scheduled by the tutor and tutee at a time and location that are convenient to both parties. On-site facilities are available for tutoring until 6:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and until 4:00 p.m. on Friday.
To request disability accommodations, please contact Evelyn Martens at 608.342.1615.
University Tutoring Services typically employs 60 to 90 student employees per semester.