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About 

The goal of Upper Iowa University’s Tutor Center is to provide professional and peer tutors who strengthen students’ skills, support students’ diverse learning styles, and provide resources and tools necessary to promote students’ academic success during their career at Upper Iowa.  We strive to help students develop skills necessary to become independent learners.  We will maintain a welcoming and supportive environment and encourage students to use all available resources (ie: tutoring services, assistance from professors, support from other staff members, collaboration with peers, etc.) to maximize their potential for success. 

Located: 2nd Floor – Student Center, Room 217 

Content areas include but are not limited to: Accounting, Business, Education, Math, Physics, and Science.   

The Tutor Center Manager also oversees the Peer Assisted Learning (PAL) Program.  PAL Leaders arrange study sessions for students outside of class.  PAL Leaders help meet the needs of students in specific classes (ex: Biology), whereas peer tutors help meet the needs of any student in specific contents (ex: all science).  

Zoom Tutoring

We are now offering Drop-in Tutoring from a distance using Zoom!  Check the schedule below to see if a tutor for your course is available, then CLICK HERE to enter the waiting room and we will be with you shortly.  Zoom tutoring is also available by appointment outside of our drop-in tutoring hours.

To create an appointment:

  1. Click here (must sign in to myUIU to access).
  2. Click “Login to Accudemia” on the bottom right, Accudemia, our appointment scheduling site, will appear.
  3. Click the “New Appointment” button on the left.
  4. Fill in information as needed for the appointment.

NetTutor

NetTutor is a free online tutoring service available 24/7 that is integrated directly into uiuLearn under the Student Resources tab. NetTutor tutors are subject matter experts with previous teaching or tutoring experience. They are full-time tutors, and all have at least a bachelor’s degree; most also have postgraduate degrees

Additional Services:  

Calculator Checkout 

Scientific calculators (TI-30 XIIS) and graphing calculators (TI-83) are also available through the Tutor Center.  Calculators can be checked out on a per-term basis, and renewed per-term as necessary.  Graphing calculators are reserved for students in the calculus series or above. 

Frequently Asked Questions

If you have any questions that aren’t answered below, contact the Tutor Center Manager, Markus Hawes, at [email protected] or 563-425-5853. 

What should I bring to a tutoring session?

Questions, textbook, notes and any other class information.

How do I make an appointment for Zoom tutoring?

  1. Sign in to your myUIU account 
  2. Choose “Academics” from the top toolbar at the main menu 
  3. Click “Tutoring” on the left-hand side menu 
  4. Click “Login to Accudemia” on the lower right-hand side of the screen Accudemia, our online appointment scheduling site, will appear 
  5. Navigate to your desired appointment date 
  6. Click “Tutor Center” 
  7. Click on the course you are requesting assistance with 
  8. Search and Click on your instructor 
  9. Click the dropdown arrow at the top to “Select a Specific Tutor” to select the tutor for your course 
  10. Click the time at which you wish to schedule an appointment (each appointment is set to a 1 hour session. If you would like more time create another appointment adjacent to that time). 
  11. Click “Accept” and “Make an Appointment” 
  12. Record the appointment details in your planner or calendar 
  13. At this time, you will receive a confirmation email containing a link to your tutor’s virtual meeting room. Click that link at the time of the meeting. 

I’ve made an appointment.  How do I join the meeting?

The confirmation email that you received at the time that the appointment was made contains the link to join the meeting.  There will also be a reminder email sent out an hour before the meeting time that will have the link to join the meeting.

How do I access NetTutor?

  1. Sign in to uiuLearn 
  2. Click the Student Resources tab.
  3. Select NetTutor from the dropdown menu
  4. Click on the course you would like assistance with.
  5. Here students can: Meet with a Live Tutor, Make an Appointment, or Drop off a Question.

Does NetTutor allow audio and video enabled sessions?

Yes, they do!  Simply type in the chat box during the tutoring session, “Please enable audio and video for this session.” and the tutor will do so.