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The Center for Academic Resources

Fall Semester Hours


Mon-Thurs: 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Saturday – Sunday: Closed

Policies


 

  • Sessions have a 90 minute maximum length.
  • Students are able to schedule up to 5 sessions a week.
  • For the consideration of our tutors’ schedules, please provide at least a 12-hour notice of the need to cancel or reschedule your appointment. For your consideration, we ask the same of our tutors.
  • Tutors and clients are asked to sign a contract for recurring sessions that outline both the client’s and the tutor’s responsibilities.
  • Tutors are unable to provide answers to graded assignments or complete a client’s homework.
  • Tutoring does not take the place of attending class; it is a supplement to personal study time.

FAQs


What is the difference between one-on-one, group, and drop-in tutoring?
  • One-on-one tutoring is available for all courses tutoring is offered for with the exception of Chemistry 101 and 102. With one-on-one tutoring, you will meet individually with a tutor for assistance with your course material.

  • Group tutoring is available for a select group of the courses we offer tutoring for. With these sessions you will be meeting with a tutor and 2-3 other students in the same course. These students may or may not be known to you.

  • Drop-in tutoring is available for Chemistry 101 and 102 only.  It is held in the CAR classroom, suite 100, in the Center for Academic Resources. Tutors are staffed throughout the day to help with the material and your questions.

Where does tutoring occur?

All tutoring sessions are held in the Center. If there are concerns with computer software or models needed to review while tutoring that we do not have available, please reach out to the staff with your specific concern. Any tutoring done outside of our Center must have Director approval. Aural music courses are the exception to this rule. These sessions are held in the Arts & Communication Center.

Can I be tutored every day?

You can be tutored for a total of 5 hours a week and for no more than 90 minutes in any one tutoring session.

How long does it take to get a tutor?

If we have a tutor available for the course you are looking for assistance in, you can get their contact information immediately by clicking on the “Find a Tutor” link below.

If we do not have a tutor available for the course you are looking for assistance in, please fill out the tutor request form. We will recruit a tutor for the course and provide you with feedback on what steps we are taking during our search. Another option is to inform you about alternative assistance if it is provided at another location on campus.

Recruiting tutors for new courses can happen within minutes or may take several weeks. Some of our current tutors are able to add additional courses to tutor and are already trained and ready to assist right away. Finding new tutors varies in duration due to the number of students that have taken the course and are still on campus, when the course was last offered, our eligibility requirements, response time to emails from both students and faculty, and students’ interest and/or availability to be a tutor. The student may also need to complete hiring paperwork (with employment approval required by Human Resources) and four hours of tutor training before s/he would be available to tutor.

Find a Tutor           Tutor Request Form

How do I schedule a session?
  • One-on-one tutoring: With the exception of Biology 211 & 212, all one-on-one sessions are scheduled via email with your tutor. To find a tutor, select the link below and follow the instructions on the page.

Find a Tutor

  • Biology 211 & 212 tutoring: Tutoring for these courses will be scheduled through the Student Success Collaborative (SSC) platform. Please select the link below for more details.

Biology 211 & 212

  • Group tutoring: Courses with group tutoring available can be found on the small group and drop-in tutoring page. To sign up for one of these sessions please contact us at 920-424-2290 or email us at car@uwosh.edu to sign up.

Small Group & Drop-in Tutoring

  • Drop-in tutoring: These sessions are not scheduled. Please refer to our small group and drop-in tutoring page for the schedule.

Small Group & Drop-in Tutoring

What should I bring to my session?
  • Syllabus

  • Textbook

  • Lecture Notes and/or PowerPoint Slides

  • Questions on the material

Why is the tutor and SI/PERS information not available until a week before classes start?

We want to be respectful of everyone’s time and needs when utilizing our services. At this time, our tutors are responsible for coordinating their tutoring session times with each student who contacts them for assistance into their open availability. Although we appreciate your initiative to plan ahead, we cannot guarantee the response time of any employee outside of this time frame.

With 10-20 SI/PERS leaders each semester, we work diligently to coordinate the best possible location and times to provide the review sessions for each course offered. This coordination is completed with other departments, the leaders, and the availability of rooms. We want to take the necessary time to confirm all details before they are posted online to avoid any hassle with changes that may occur before they are confirmed.

What if there are no tutors available for my class on the tutor list?

If there are no tutors available for the class you are looking for help in, you can submit a tutoring request form (link provided below).

Request a Tutor

We try our best to fulfill these requests, but are not always able to do so. In the event that we are not able to find a tutor to help you, below are some additional options you can consider:

  • Speak with your professor

  • Visit the department’s website to see if they offer any academic support services

  • Speak with classmates to see if you can form a study group together

Some departments do offer their own tutoring services during the fall and spring semesters. Please check their websites or contact them for more information.

I’m taking a UWO class at my high school. Can I get a tutor here?

No. Because our tutors are funded by tuition dollars from students enrolled at UWO, we are not authorized to provide tutoring to other sources off campus. Please reach out to other tutors available in your community.

Faculty FAQs

Q: What services are provided by the Center for Academic Resources?

A: The Center for Academic Resources provides free tutoring services for undergraduate students at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. We are funded by Differential Tuition, so students can receive free one-on-one tutoring for many 100 and 200 level and select 300 level courses on campus.

We also provide Supplemental Instruction (SI) and Peer Educator Review Sessions (PERS) programs, which consist of regular review sessions for selected 100 and 200 level courses with large enrollments. The SI and PERS leaders help the students review the course materials and share the strategies that they used to be successful in the course so that students can learn more efficiently.

Q: How do I help students from my course get a tutor?

A: A list of tutors is available under the Current Tutor List on our home page. If the course you are looking for assistance in is not listed here, please have the student submit a Tutor Request form. You can also submit professor recommendations for students you feel would be great tutors by emailing us at car@uwosh.edu or filling our our Recommendation form.

Q: What are the criteria for students to be eligible to be a tutor?

A: To become a tutor at the Center for Academic Resources, students must meet several eligibility requirements. Students must have and maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0, a B+ or higher in the course(s) tutored, be enrolled in at least 6 undergraduate credits or 4.5 graduate credits, and secure a recommendation from the instructor who teaches or has taught the course. Finally, there must be a need for a tutor in the course a student is interested in tutoring. Due to budget changes, we are focusing on courses with the highest demand for tutors using our historical reporting – typically courses with the largest enrollment and DFW rating.

Q: What are the criteria for Supplemental Instruction (SI) Leaders or Peer Educator Review Sessions (PERS) Leaders?

A:  To become an SI or PERS Leader at the Center for Academic Resources, students must meet several eligibility requirements. They must have and maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0, a B+ or higher in the course(s) tutored, be enrolled in at least 6 undergraduate credits or 4.5 graduate credits, and secure a recommendation from the instructor who teaches or has taught the course. Finally, there must be a need for SI/PERS in the course. Due to budget changes, we are focusing on courses with the highest demand for SI/PERS sessions using our historical reporting – typically courses with the largest enrollment and DFW rating. We also look for professional skills such as good oral and written communication, organizational skills, and learning techniques. Here is a link to the application: SI/PERS Leader Application.

Q: Can tutoring be done from any location?

A: No, all tutoring is done in our Center. If there are concerns with available computer software or models needed to review while tutoring that we do not have available, please reach out to the staff with your specific concern. Any tutoring done outside of our Center must have Director approval. (Aural music courses are the exception to this rule; these sessions are held in the Arts and Communications Center.)

Q: Does CAR offer tutoring to CAPP classes or classes taken at other local higher learning institutions?

A: No. Because our tutors are funded by tuition dollars from students enrolled at UWO, we are not authorized to provide tutoring to other sources off campus. Please reach out to other tutors available in our community or within the high school or learning institution where the course is being offered.

Q: What is the hiring process?

A: If we do not have a tutor available for a course, we are alerted by a student’s request for a tutor through the Tutor Request form or a request via email, phone, or in person. We then begin the search for a tutor for the course. Throughout this process, we provide feedback on what steps we are taking during our search. We also can inform students about alternative assistance if it is provided at another location on campus.

Recruiting tutors for new courses can happen within minutes or may take several weeks. Some of our current tutors are able to add additional courses to tutor and are already trained and ready to assist right away. Finding new tutors varies in duration due to the number of students that have taken the course and are still on campus, when the course was last offered, our eligibility requirements, response time to emails from both students and faculty, and students’ interest and/or availability to be a tutor. Students may also need to complete hiring paperwork (with employment approval required by Human Resources) and approximately four hours of tutor training before they would be available to tutor.

Q: Why is the tutor and SI/PERS information not available until a week before classes start?

We want to be respectful of everyone’s time and needs when utilizing our services. At this time, our tutors are responsible for coordinating their tutoring session times with each student who contacts them for assistance into their open availability. We cannot guarantee the response time of any employee outside of this time frame.

With 10-20 SI/PERS Leaders each semester, we work diligently to coordinate the best possible location and times for each review session. This coordination is completed with other departments, the leaders, and the availability of rooms. We want to take the necessary time to confirm all details before they are posted online to avoid any hassle with changes that may occur before they are confirmed.

Q: Are there any minimum or maximum number of tutoring hours available?

A: Students can be tutored for a total of 5 hours a week and for no more than 90 minutes in any one tutoring session. We want to keep our services available to every student and keep them effective (not a study hall). Furthermore, at various times our Center is at maximum capacity with the need to use attached or nearby meeting/classroom space to accommodate everyone using the services.

Q: How are students paid for tutoring?

A:  Tutors complete a time sheet using HRS/My UW System, which pays them bi-weekly. The hours are reviewed and approved by office staff by reconciling the hours tutored as reported in Titan Admin. All tutors are required to log in and out with each client. This process is heavily monitored by office staff and reporting.

Center for Academic Resources

(920) 424-2290

750 Elmwood Ave

  car@uwosh.edu