What is Small Group Tutoring?
Small Group Tutoring provides students with the opportunity to meet at a pre-scheduled time each week to review course materials and ask questions. Groups consist of 3-5 students from the same course and a tutor. The group meets in a quiet study room either at ACE or Barry Hall, depending on the students’ preference for 50 minutes. Small Group Tutoring is based around your schedule and is usually available for our most popular courses.
What are the Benefits of Small Group Tutoring?
As with most things in life, you get what you put into the group. If you come prepared with questions and willing to participate in discussions about the material, you will learn a great deal. In past semesters, the students that did the best in the groups were those who started early in the semester and committed to attending each week. Those students reported higher grades and feelings of accomplishment in their courses along with feeling that the group prompted them to study more regularly and often. Students felt a feeling of comradery from the tutor and fellow groupmates as they met throughout the semester.
How Do I Get Started?
We know you are excited to start, but we have a few ground rules for group first!
1. Attend your scheduled session—your group members and tutor really want you there! Up to 3 absences are permitted before you will be dismissed from the group.
2. Arrive on time.
3. Come prepared to each tutoring session by bringing course materials and questions. Tutors are there to support your learning, and will not have a lesson prepared.
4. Attend class—Small Group is not a substitute, it's a supplement.
5. Participate as an active group member in each tutoring session.
6. Abide by the NDSU Code of Academic Responsibility and Conduct.
If you are unable to commit to a consistent time, Drop-In Tutoring may be a better option for you.
To request participation in ACE small group tutoring, please complete a click the link below, and will we start the process of matching you to a group! Completion of the form does not guarantee that a tutoring group will be created. Creation of a tutoring group is contingent upon the number of requests for a given course as well as the availability of tutors, funding, and space.
If you have questions, please contact Betsy Carter at Betsy.Carter@ndsu.edu or (701) 231-5554.