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Tutoring Available to UWRF Students

By Kate Smith
UWRF University Communications

OCT. 27, 2008--The University of Wisconsin-River Falls offers all students comprehensive support in their academics both in and out of the classroom. The campus tutoring program and the math and writing centers are available to any student who is looking for some extra assistance in a class or subject.

This year, some changes are being made to the tutoring program, according to Pre-Major Advisor and Tutoring Coordinator Brittany Busby. "We have set up the Falcon Study Extravaganza, which is open to everyone with a question in any subject," she explained. "We are thinking of doing 'How to Study' workshops in which tutors from a specific area of study would present different techniques of studying that have helped them."

Funded through differential tuition, the campus tutoring program is open to all UWRF students. Tutors are available in a variety of subjects, with specific help rooms also available for physics and chemistry. Tutoring sessions are held in either small group (two to five people) or individual formats, and are set around both the students' and the tutor's schedules.

To request a tutor, students can stop by the Academic Success Center and fill out a request form or fill out the form online. If a student is interested in becoming a tutor, he or she can also obtain a form from the ASC or fill it out on the web. In addition, the prospective tutor must obtain a recommendation form from a professor within the area the student would like to teach.

Busby is optimistic about the future of the tutoring program, and she encourages students to provide feedback on the program. "As a UWRF student, this is your investment. We look to you as students to help us create a tutoring center that meets your needs."

UWRF's math and writing centers are also available for students looking for assistance. A service of the English department, the writing center provides students one-on-one tutoring sessions with students trained specifically in tutoring writing. The sessions are focused on topics such as brainstorming, organization and presenting the information in the clearest way possible. The center is open five days a week, from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday and from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday.

The math help center is another resource for students looking for assistance with a specific subject. The center is a service of the mathematics department and is staffed with upper-level mathematics students available to tutor any student in the math classes of his or her first two years of college.

For more information on campus tutoring, contact Busby at 715-425-3531 or brittany.busby-1@uwrf.edu . For more information on the math help center, contact mathematics department chair Robert Coffman at 715-425-3326 or robert.l.coffman@uwrf.edu . For more on the writing center, contact David Furniss at 715-425-3754 or david.w.furniss@uwrf.edu .

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