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Tutoring
 

Peru State offers free tutoring through the following venues:

 

The schedule for Fall 2014 for the Writing and Speaking Lab will be added during the first week of classes.

 

Click on the headings below to view the schedules. Grammarly.com is available for writing support year-round.

 

 

Writing and Speaking Lab

  Location:

CATS Top Floor (208)

  Procedure:

Just drop in (in person or virtually) or, if you prefer, make an appointment (see contact info above).

 

The Writing and Speaking Lab has computers and reference manuals available, so students can work on assignments there and have access to tutorial support when they have questions. The lab also has a private video room where students can record themselves practicing speeches and/or engaging in mock interviews for self-critique and, if desired, feedback from tutors.

 

Also see Grammarly online writing review -- More info below

Distance Tutoring for Online-only Students
 

Purpose:

To provide tutorial assistance in high-demand freshman- and sophomore-level courses for students who cannot come to campus (Not available to students taking one or more classes on campus)

  Procedure:

Distance tutoring is conducted via Skype, phone, and/or e-mail correspondence. For some courses, online whiteboard technology will soon be available. To request a tutor, fill out the Distance Tutoring Request form.

 

Also see Grammarly online writing review -- More info below

  In-Class Tutoring for ENG 100 and MATH 100
 

Purpose:

Peer tutors enhance classroom instruction by helping students individually and in small groups
  Location: CATS 015
  Hours: During scheduled class times
  Contact: Students can contact the course instructor for details
  Procedure: Peer tutors pay attention to what the students are being taught and circulate about the room when appropriate to work with students under the supervision of the class instructor.
Individualized Tutoring for Students with Qualifying Disabilities
 

Purpose:

To provide necessary accommodations
  Location: CATS or other public meeting areas
  Hours: Arranged
  Procedure:

Provide Ms. Marie Meland with documentation of disability and find out whether tutoring is determined to be a necessary and reasonable accommodation.

 

Tutor-facilitated Group Study
 

Purpose:

To provide tutorial assistance to student-formed study groups
  Location: Public meeting areas agreed upon by the tutor and the study group
  Hours: Times agreed upon by the tutor and the study group
  Procedure:

Get together a minimum of 2 students, figure out what times you

can be available, and contact Ms. Marie Meland to request a tutor

     
 

Current Study Groups

BIOL 102 (Zoology) - Tuesdays, 6:00 p.m. to 8 p.m., Library Main Floor, Jess Johansen, tutor.

BUS 231 & BUS 232 (Accounting)- Tuesdays and Thursdays, 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Library Main Floor, Lilian Rewerts, tutor

BUS 339 (Business Finance)- Mondays 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Library Main Floor, Lilian Rewerts, tutor.

MATH 110 & MATH 112 (Algebra)- Thursdays, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Library Main Floor, Sydne Endorf, tutor.

 

There will more groups started as we move forward through the semester, but these are the preliminary ones organized.

 

Individualized Tutoring for Students with Qualifying Disabilities
 

Purpose:

To provide necessary accommodations
  Location: CATS or other public meeting areas
  Hours: Arranged
  Procedure:

Provide Ms. Marie Meland with documentation of disability and find out whether tutoring is determined to be a necessary and reasonable accommodation.

 

  TRIO-SSS Tutoring for SSS Members
 

Purpose:

To provide individualized tutoring and Supplemental Instruction for

students enrolled in the TRIO-Student Success Services project

  Location: Public meeting areas agreed upon by the tutor and the student(s)
  Hours: Times agreed upon by the tutors and the student(s)
  Procedure:

Apply for membership in TRIO-SSS. If admitted, contact

Mr. Tadiyos Gebre at 402-872-2305 or TGebre@peru.edu to request a tutor. Click here for more information on SSS or here for more information on the SSS tutorial services.


About Our Tutors

 

PSC Tutors will not do work for students, but will instead assist with learning concepts, rules, and/or strategies. The peer tutors are students who have been recommended by professors. For further information, please stop by the CATS and talk to Ms. Marie Meland. You may also call 402-872-2440 or e-mail questions to MMeland@peru.edu.


Computerized Tutorial Programs Provided by Peru State College

 

Grammarly Online Writing Review

 

This online computerized program scans writing and provides feedback on potential errors. Peru State students can create accounts using their campus email addresses. Go to http://www.grammarly.com/edu/students/ to log in, retreive a password, or set up a new account. Then just paste your writing into the window, send it for feedback, and see how useful this program can be!

 

Grammarly also offers the following free services:

  • Grammarly Handbook: " a virtual grammar handbook that describes various grammatical rules and offers examples of correct and incorrect use"
  • Grammarly Answers: " a free service where users can ask and answer any question related to English grammar and writing"

The CATS has the following computerized tutorial programs available:

  • Intelligent Tutor (interactive math tutorial for a wide range of courses -- free installation disks available upon request)
  • Merit Software (programs for a variety of subjects on computers in the Writing and Speaking Lab, CATS 208)

Free Online Tutorials

 

HippoCampus

 

Direct your browser to www.hippocampus.org for free multimedia tutorials on:

 

  • Algebra (in English or Spanish)
  • American Government
  • Biology
  • Calculus (in English or Spanish)
  • Environmental Science
  • Physics
  • Psychology
  • Religion
  • Statistics
  • U.S. History

 

The Khan Academy

 

Direct your browser to http://www.khanacademy.org/about for free multimedia tutorials on "just about anything."

 

Patrick Just Math Tutoring

 

Direct your browser to http://patrickjmt.com for a huge selection of math instructional videos.