About SSS Tutoring Services
Student Support Services (SSS) offers free, one-on-one, scheduled, course-based tutoring for its participants. In order to become a participant in SSS, a student must meet at least one of the eligibility requirements. Please contact us to find out if you are eligible for the program.
Students wishing to receive individual tutoring services should visit our office, Warner 105, to inquire about eligibility, availability and to complete the intake process. Once a student is signed up for the program, that student can request a tutor. Tutoring through SSS is completely free, one-on-one, scheduled, and course-based. All SSS tutoring takes place between 8 a.m.– 5 p.m., Monday through Friday in Warner Hall.
what courses can be tutored?
SSS attempts to offer tutoring in every course on campus; however, some courses are easier to find tutors for than other courses. In reality, SSS can offer a tutor in nearly all 1000 and 2000 level courses and many 3000 and 4000 level courses. In the event SSS does not have a tutor for a course in which a student would like tutoring, the tutor coordinator will attempt to obtain a tutor as quickly as possible. Thus, participants in SSS are advised to always inquire about a tutor for their course so that SSS is made aware of the request and can make an effort to obtain a tutor.
Out of respect for the tutors and a belief that fully committing to tutoring is in the best interest of a student who has requested a tutor, SSS has a strict attendance policy. Participants are allowed three absences from scheduled sessions per course per semester. After the third absence, we reserve the right to discontinue services. Make-up sessions can be scheduled to eliminate any absence. If a student does accumulate three or more absences, the tutor coordinator will work with them to determine if tutoring is still desired and, if so, how the student will better commit to the tutoring so that it can continue.
STEM HELP ROOM
Another tutoring option that is available to only SSS participants is the Stem Help Room. This is a drop in center, administered by two Engineering tutors, for participants to get help in all Mathematics, Basic Engineering, Chemsitry, and Physics courses on campus. This semester it is open Monday - Friday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. in Warner 117. There is no need to schedule an appointment. Participants may just come by with questions and get answers. There are usually a handful of students there and the Engineering tutor does his/her best to get everyone’s questions answered.