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|LOCATION:||2nd floor of Henderson-Wilder library|
|CONTACT:||Markus Hawes, Tutor Center Manager
563-425-5272 (Tutor Center)
The UIU Tutor Center, located on the 2nd floor of Henderson-Wilder library, is managed by Markus Hawes. Along with the Tutor Center Manager, there are several peer tutors working in the Tutor Center who are available to help in a variety of contents, including but 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).
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.
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.
Online, Center, and Distance Learners:
Online, Center and Distance Learners have two options for tutoring: NetTutor and Zoom tutoring.
NetTutor is a free online tutoring service integrated directly into the UIU LMS, so students have single sign-on access. 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 post-graduate degrees. A full list of course offerings and their schedules can be found on the NetTutor website.
NetTutor is available 24/7.
To get to the NetTutor access:
- Sign in to uiuLearn
- Click “Student Resources”
- Select NetTutor
- Click on the course that you would like assistance with
- Follow the prompts
Zoom allows our tutors to meet with students at a distance through their video chat meeting platform.
During Sessions 1-4, UIU tutors located on the Fayette campus are available to provide tutoring to students at a distance in addition to face to face tutoring on the Fayette campus. Check the tutor schedule and find a tutor whose availability and credentials match the course you would like help with.
During Sessions 5 and 6, Markus Hawes, the Tutor Center Manager is the only tutor available at the Fayette Campus. Markus is able to help with all mathematics courses and math related questions.
Zoom tutoring is available by appointment only and depends the availability of our tutors. For the most immediate assistance, check the tutor schedule for someone who tutors the course and their schedule before making an appointment. Make a Zoom tutoring appointment. After an appointment is made, someone will contact you with a Zoom meeting invitation. Please give at least a 24 hour notice for all Zoom tutor meetings, when possible. We will attempt to make an appointment with less notice, but we cannot guarantee it.
If you would like to set up an appointment outside of our regular hours, or have any questions or concerns, contact Markus Hawes, the Tutor Center Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org or 563-425-5853 for more information.
If you need academic support in writing, please visit the Writing Center.