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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IMPORTANT:THE LAST DAY TO REQUEST A TUTOR for the spring 2014 semester IS APRIL 17!
WELCOME BACK TO SPRING 2014!!!
University Tutoring Services Newsletter
Check out our Spring 2014 newsletter, which includes tips for staying motivated and mastering time management!
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.