NEWS & EVENTS
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Peer Tutoring
  • Everyone needs help once in a while. All you have to do is ask.

     
     
    Peer Tutoring is a free service provided by the office of Academic Success that can help you succeed. You’ll learn to read more closely, write more critically and think more effectively. 

    Individual and group tutoring begins at the start of each semester. To schedule an appointment, stop in to Academic Success on the second floor of the Blackmore Library, or call us at 236-6327. 

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     Want more personalized attention? Download a copy of the Tutor Yellow Pages (PDF - Capital login required) to find a tutor for your course and set up an individual appointment.   

     

    You can also attend one of our regularly scheduled Study and Review sessions. These course-specific sessions are designed to give you more opportunities for study, review and test prep. You can drop in on these sessions – no appointment needed.  Courses, dates and times vary from one semester to the next, so contact the Academic Success office for more information. 


    Academic Success also offers a Student Success Series of workshops each semester.  Stay tuned for a list of topics, dates and times.

    The Writing Center

    “I didn't have time to write a short letter, so I wrote a long one instead.” We don’t have Mark Twain on staff, but we will help you tighten up your writing into clean, concise and coherent academic prose. Drop in or call us at 236-6327 to make an appointment with a Writing Consultant. You can also search for and book your own writing consultation by going to tutortrac.capital.edu. Just use your Capital username and student ID to log in and click on Search Availabilities.

    Applying to graduate school? The Academic Success Writing Center works with the Career Development office to also help with your personal statement for your application. Just stop by the Academic Success office or give us a call at 236-6327 to schedule an appointment.

     

    Fall 2014 Writing Center Schedule


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    10-11 am              
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    The Math Center

    Numbers make you crazy? Don’t know your hypotenuse from your catheti? Drop in or call us at 236-6327 to make an appointment with a Math Tutor. You can also search for and book your own math appointment by going to tutortrac.capital.edu. Just use your Capital username and student ID to log in and click on Search Availabilities. Select Math Center and your specific math course in the Section field to find the appropriate available times.
     

    Fall 2014 Math Center Schedule


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    10-11 am              
    11 am - noon              
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    The Science Center

    Having trouble remembering terminology in your biology class? Are you as prepared as you can be for that next chemistry exam? Drop in (Blackmore Library, second floor) or make an appointment (236-6327) with a Science Tutor. You can also search for and book your own science appointment by going to tutortrac.capital.edu. Just use your Capital username and student ID to log in and click on Search Availabilities. Select Science Center and your specific science course in the Section field to find the appropriate available times.
     

    Fall 2014 Science Center Schedule


      M T W Th F  Sat    Sun
    10-11 am              
    11 am - noon    

     

           
    noon - 1 pm

     


     
     

     

     

     

       
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    Free Online Tutoring

    Academic Success participates in the Ohio eTutoring Collaborative to provide free online tutoring in accounting, anatomy/physiology, biology, chemistry, math, statistics, and writing. To get started:

    1. Visit www.etutoring.org and click the Login now button. 
    2. Select Ohio eTutoring Collaborative from the list that appears, then pick Capital University from the drop-down menu. 
    3. Log in with your Capital username and your seven-digit Capital student ID number preceded by "Cap" for your password (for example, Cap1234567). 
    4. Make sure Student is selected, then click the Sign In button. 

     

    You can then check this week's and next week's schedule for an eChat session (live, real-time interaction with an online eTutor in the subjects listed), submit an eQuestion (and receive a response from an online eTutor), or upload a paper to the Online Writing Lab for review (note that there is a 1- to 2-day turnaround for submitted papers).  Click here to watch a quick overview of how eTutoring works, and click here to view the current eTutoring schedule.  

    Supplemental Instruction

    Supplemental Instruction is an academic support program designed to increase student performance and retention. Supplemental Instruction targets historically challenging courses and provides regularly scheduled, out-of-class peer-facilitated study and review sessions. SI assistance begins the first week of classes and is open to all students enrolled in the course. SI is not remedial in nature; instead, SI sessions are comprised of students of varying abilities.

    SI Leaders are model students of the subject who have already successfully completed the course and have demonstrated excellence. SI Leaders participate in an extensive training program, regularly attend the class sessions, and conduct SI sessions each week.

    SI sessions integrate “how to learn” with “what to learn.” Students who attend SI sessions discover how to apply appropriate study strategies as they review content material. A wealth of national data shows that students who regularly participate in SI sessions earn higher course grades and withdraw less often than non-SI participants. For Fall 2014 SI is being offered in support of the following courses: BIOL 151, CHEM 150, MATH 120 and selected sections of SOSCI 210. 

    Study and Review Sessions

    We offer drop-in study and review and supplemental instruction sessions every week for selected courses.  We'll announce the courses and schedule as it becomes apparent which classes need us.

    Interested in becoming a Peer Tutor?

    We accept peer tutor applications (PDF) beginning in February for the following academic year. Interviews are conducted in March and April. To become an Academic Success Peer Tutor, you must:

    • Be a sophomore, junior, or senior by the time you begin tutoring
    • Have a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA
    • Have a minimum 3.3 GPA in your tutoring discipline
    • Be highly recommended by at least one and preferably two professors

    Peer Tutors can help you with:

    • American Sign Language
    • Biology
    • Business
    • Chemistry
    • Communication/Public Relations
    • Computer Science
    • Economics
    • Education
    • English
    • French
    • Geology
    • German
    • Health and Sport Sciences
    • Latin
    • Mathematics
    • Nursing
    • Physics
    • Political Science
    • Psychology
    • Religion
    • Social Sciences (Statistics)
    • Spanish
    • Theatre
    • University Core courses
      • College Reading and Writing
      • Cultural Pluralism
      • Global Awareness
      • Humanities
       
    • Writing (all courses)