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 Canvas 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. 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: