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What is Tutorial Support Services?

by Karen Bilotti, Associate Director, Tutorial Support Services & Coordinator, Writing Support Services

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Tutorial Support Services (TSS), located on the second floor of the Library, is part of the Center for Student Academic Success. TSS provides curriculum-based assistance 56 hours per week for students through the Math Center, Writing Center, and Science Tutoring Center. All of the services provided by TSS are free to RWU students. Peer tutoring is available in all of the centers and faculty tutoring is available in the Math and Writing Centers. In addition to in-center tutoring, the centers offer a variety of programming, including the Math Center’s Tutor in the Classroom program which places a team of tutors in every Math section up through Differential Equations. The tutors attend class and are available as informed resources in the Math Center for students to come in for help. The tutors also conduct review sessions before tests. In addition, the Science Center sponsors the Peer Led Team Learning (PLTL) sessions for Chemistry; the Chemistry faculty work closely with the tutors and Science Tutoring Coordinator to implement weekly workshops tied to the Chemistry curriculum. Finally, the Writing Fellows program matches writing tutors (known as Fellows) with students in participating courses for the duration of the semester to assist with assignments. Please drop in to TSS to learn more about all of the centers’ programs and how we might be able to help you with any math-, writing-, or science-related assignment!

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