What does Subject Tutoring do?

Subject Tutoring, offered through Tutorial Services, offers support to students taking classes to meet their general education requirements. Many entry-level courses are challenging, especially in subjects like math, chemistry, biology, physics, and foreign languages. The trained peer tutors of Tutorial Services can help you master the concepts of these demanding courses and learn how to study college-level materials.

Meet the Tutorial Services Staff

Tutorial Services is staffed by peer tutors who have successfully completed the courses they tutor. They are all trained and certified by the College Reading and Learning Association (CRLA). They come from a variety of backgrounds and majors, but all have mastered the course material and are committed to helping others.

For what subjects do tutors offer support?

  • Help with math courses

    Tutorial Services provides tutoring for the following math classes:

    • Precalculus
    • Calculus I
    • Calculus II
    • Calculus III
    • Differential Equations

    Tutors are available for all of these areas in math without an appointment. Students who need help in other entry-level math classes should visit Bierce Math Lab.

  • Help with your Gen Ed classes

    Tutorial Services provides assistance for many classes, including the following: Call 330-972-6552 for details on specific subject availability.

    • Sciences: Chemistry (including Organic Chemistry), Biology (including Anatomy and Physiology), Physics (including Astronomy)
    • Social Sciences: Including Psychology, Economics, and Statistics
    • Nursing: Including General and Organic Biochemistry
    • Business: Including Calculus with Business Applications
    • Modern Languages

    An appointment is required for tutoring in these areas.

eTutoring.org

 A face-to-face session with a subject tutor is an ideal way to get assistance with your General Education courses. However, because of time or geographic constraints, it may not always be possible for you to schedule an appointment with Tutorial Services.
 
An alternative to Bierce Tutorial Services is eChat, a service of eTutoring.org. eChat supports the following subject areas:  accounting, anatomy and physiology, biology, calculus, chemistry, math and statistics.
 
With eChat, you meet with a tutor in a one-on-one session through an interactive, online environment. When you log into eChat, you view the weekly schedule to see when tutors are available online to discuss your subject area questions with you. Your online tutor will not give you the answers to your problems but will guide you to find those answers yourself.
 
The offline question service, eQuestion, allows you to leave a specific question for an eTutor, who will respond within 48 hours (but usually sooner).
 
Watch this YouTube video to see how the eTutoring services work. Click on the eTutoring link to read more about this resource. To use the services, you must create an account and log into the program.  

To browse the weekly eTutoring schedule before you log in and make an appointment, click on this link.

Subject Tutoring

Location

Bierce Library, Ground Floor (adjacent to Bierce Writing Commons)

Hours of Operation

Summer 2014 (June 9 to August 16)

Limited subject tutoring (with emphasis on math and science classes)

Visit the general tutoring area for available times.

Fall and Spring

  • 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Thursday
  • 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday

eTutoring is available to students from May 16 to August 8, 2014.  Click here to see the weekly schedule.

Please call 330-972-6552 for more information.


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Helpful Links:

University of Akron Student Success Center

Bierce Math Lab

Bierce Writing Commons

Subject Tutoring

Learning Assistants Program

Engineering Tutoring Program

Choose Ohio First Scholarship Program

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