At WVU Tech, students connect with tutors to improve their skills, do well in classes and to be better all-around students. Not only does tutoring help students who are struggling in a course, it can also help ‘B’ students become ‘A’ students. Many of our best students have used tutoring services at one time or another. Tutoring services at WVU Tech are free.
The Student Success Center offers individual tutoring for a wide variety of courses. Most of these courses are STEM focused (especially math).
Is tutoring for me?
We recommend that you see a tutor at the first sign of trouble. Too often students wait until they are really struggling in a course before seeking help.
That said, did you know that tutoring is an effective tool for boosting anyone’s academic performance? Tutoring can help an average student become an excellent student. Tutors can assist with checking homework, test preparation, note taking and study skills. Academic self-confidence will increase as you gain better comprehension of course material.
About our tutors:
In addition to maintaining high academic standards, each SSC tutor has been recommended by their program of study for their demonstrated ability to help others learn. Having taken many of the same courses that you are in now, they can also help you build an academic network for your major.
Please remember that the role of a tutor is to help guide you through the process of understanding the subject matter. They support your learning by reviewing key course concepts and helping you to formulate questions that you can take back to your professors about course material.
Tutors will not do your homework for you or answer questions without challenging you to think.
To make the most of your tutoring appointment, you will need to come prepared.
How to make an appointment:
You can either stop by the SSC to see if someone is available at that time or you can make an appointment for a time that works best with your schedule.
Please view the sample Tutoring Appointment Book*. It contains instructions on how to make an appointment; a current list of tutors and courses tutored; and finally, a sample weekly schedule. You'll use a physical version of the appointment book when you arrive at the SSC to sign up for tutoring.
*NOTE: this is only a sample of our actual appointment book. Tutors, subjects and times are subject to change from semester to semester.