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Students

Tutoring can help: know your resources

October 13, 2011

It is common during the middle of the semester for students to begin to stress over midterms and potentially low grades. However, CSU would like to remind students that there is help available for any class you're struggling with.

TILT

The Institute for Learning and Teaching plays an important role supporting student success in both course work completion and, ultimately, graduation, by hosting a variety of on-campus tutoring programs in the Great Hall—a new addition to the campus learning environment.

  • For a list of individual department tutoring, visit TILT.
Arts and Sciences tutoring

The Arts and Sciences Tutorial Hall is open from 5 p.m.-10 p.m., Sunday through Thursday, during the fall and spring semesters. It is located in the George Russell Great Hall on the 2nd floor of the TILT Building. Tutoring times for specific courses are posted online, but you'll want to check regularly, as this schedule is subject to change.

TILT study groups

TILT study groups are for all students enrolled in difficult courses — no matter how you are doing. This free program is designed to help students improve their understanding of course material while learning effective study techniques.

Study group sessions begin the second week of classes and continue throughout the semester. They are led by a student who has already mastered the course content and who has been trained to facilitate group sessions.

TILT study group activities include:

  • Sharing and comparing class notes
  • Reviewing and discussing important course concepts
  • Developing effective learning and studying strategies
  • Predicting exam questions and preparing for exams

Academic Advancement Center

Tutoring at the Academic Advancement Center is based on the philosophy that with the right study strategies and resources to clarify content any student can raise their course grade. Tutors at the AAC assist students with finding study strategies that work for their course and clarify any content that the student may not have understood in the lecture.

Through the AAC, students can apply for a mentor or apply to be a mentor. To receive tutoring, a student must be a participant at the AAC. Students who are first generation, low-income and/or a student with a disability are eligible to receive services.

The Writing Center

CSU's Writing Center is a free service open to students, faculty, and staff as well as the local Fort Collins community. Beginning with writers’ needs and concerns, they use their knowledge and expertise to enhance writers’ understanding of a variety of rhetorical issues, such as purpose, audience, style and conventions. They strive to help writers develop the confidence to make effective writing choices in any writing situation.

The Writing Center offers advice and resources at every stage of the writing process:

  • Starting: Understanding assignments, brainstorming, discussing and developing ideas
  • Drafting: Finding a focus, choosing a purpose, targeting an audience, developing a thesis or an argument
  • Revising: Improving your paper's organization, expanding ideas, improving clarity and cohesion
  • Researching: Finding a topic and choosing search terms, conducting searches, evaluating sources, integrating material into your essay, documentation styles and citations
  • Polishing: They will not proofread or edit a paper for you, but will help you learn how to find and correct errors in punctuation, usage, and grammar.