Tutors are a key resource for all students and a great opportunity to engage in collaborative learning.
Tutoring is FREE to all students currently enrolled at Beloit College.
For course-specific tutoring, professors recommend students to work as tutors and they are trained by the LEADS staff. Typically, course-specific tutoring is done in small groups of two, and students can request a tutoring session through the Portal.
Drop-in PASS Tutoring
Each semester, some courses see a higher demand for tutors than others. To ensure that all students receive timely assistance, Peer Academic Support Services (PASS) tutoring is held Sundays through Thursdays from 6 pm to 9 pm in the South Services area of the main floor of the Library. In most semesters, this drop-in tutoring is available for Calculus I and II, Physics I and II, Japanese (introductory), Spanish (most courses), Chemistry (introductory), and Economics (introductory). We also offer English as a Second Language (ESL) tutoring and organizational tutoring through PASS.
A detailed schedule of when PASS tutors are available will be made available on this web site each semester and can also be viewed on the PASS Tutoring Welcome sign in the library. Students wanting a PASS tutor make an appointment through the Portal, but they can also stop by the Library during the designed times to see if a tutor is available and/or to make an appointment for a future tutoring session.
Drop-in Organizational Tutoring
When you need assistance with time management, prioritizing tasks, and staying motivated, organizational tutors can provide strategies and skills to help you succeed. Drop-in sessions are usually held each week in the Library, Sunday - Thursday between 6-9 pm. During drop-in sessions, you can learn how to:
- establish a daily/weekly schedule
- synthesize the expectations of each course (usually be meshing the syllabi/assignments page)
- take larger projects (i.e. presentations, papers, experiential work) and divide them into smaller, more manageable tasks
- practice relevant strategies such as color-coding folders, as well as backpack, room, and study area organization
- identify and learn how to use tools to stay organized such as using Google calendar or smartphone reminder systems, post-it notes, planners, etc.
- model structured note-taking methods
- implement strategies to stay organized and on-task throughout the semester
- refer to other resources as needed course-specific tutoring, Writing Center, Counseling Center, etc.)