Tutoring Sources to Help You Succeed
If you are having difficulty with your coursework, you may want to investigate one or more of the following options:
- Talk with your instructor during his/her office hours
- Schedule an appointment with your instructor to discuss your questions
- Check the front and/or back pages of your textbook for website information that directly links to sources related to your book (i.e., those preface pages, “note to students” pages, and appendices everyone ignores!)
- Check inside your textbook for helpful CD’s or DVD’s that are part of your purchase
- Check MTC’s Blackboard pages that are associated with the course.
-Some instructors offer virtual office hours – take advantage of these!
-Many times instructors post supplemental materials for instruction, for tutorial purposes, or for practice under the “Courses” tab. (Click the links on the left side of the page.) These materials may include videos, slides, sample/practice quizzes or tests, worksheets, links to websites, and more.
- MTC courses delivered through a purchased online teaching and learning environment (for example, Pearson/Prentice Hall’s MyLab and Mastering courses) include tutoring help from qualified course instructors via toll-free telephone, toll-free fax, email, or the Internet. They also include access to CD videos, video lectures delivered by the book’s author, assessments, animations, and a multimedia textbook.
- Request a tutor by completing the online “Tutor Request” form on MTC’s home page or by picking up a tutor request card in the SRC.
Use a search engine to search for topics on the World-Wide Web or the website YouTube. Reliable academic sources often end in “.edu” Remember that there is also a lot of misinformation on the Web, so be careful to evaluate the content and authority of Internet sources. You’ll be surprised how much “free” help is available! Here are a few trusted sites to get you started: