Faculty & Staff Support
The Tutoring Center supports students through their transition to college and throughout their college careers. Many instructors collaborate with the Tutoring Center to have our peer advisors share best practices and strategies to help students inprove time management, active learning, note taking, reading for meaning, studying, and test taking skills. Study skills support is provided via multiple formats:
Study Skills Appointments: These 45-minute consultations with specially-trained peer advisors help students develop better active learning and metacognitive strategies. Students can set up an appointment by filling out the Study Skills Survey and Scheduling form, by emailling the Tutoring Center, or by calling 360-650-3855.
Study Skills Presentations: These peer-to-peer presentations focus on time management, note taking, reading for meaning, and growth mindset, and may be arranged by WWU professors or staff members. Presentations can be scheduled outside of your regular class time, but we rely on incentive (usually in the form of course credit or extra credit) to encourage attendance.
Independant Review: Students are welcome to review our study skills booklet on their own. This resource is available online or at the Tutoring Center. Students can use our Study Strategies, Goals, and Plans sheet to set goals based on the information presented and/or use the quarterly and weekly calendars found at the bottom of our homepage.
Study Skills for Credit: Some instructors choose to assign one of the above study skills options as a for-credit assignment. This helps incentivize the development of active listening and metacognative strategies. If you are interested in offering this option, please read through the recommended process PDF. If you prefer, you can read the recommended process in HTML.
Professors can hep the Tutoring Center provide focused and effective support to their students by providing the following information:
Course Information: Our lead tutors review syllabuses, textbooks, and handouts from the courses they support. They hold weekly review sessions to disseminate this information to our tutors and help them prepare for the types of questions they are likely to see each week. Study-group facilitators also review material weekly in preparation for discussions with your students.
We appreciate your providing course handouts and other pertinent materials to lead tutors and study group facilitators, and sharing any information whcih you think will help them support your students
Student Materials: At departmental request, we hold copies of supplements, quiz keys, and test keys students can check-out for use within the Tutoring Center. Let us know if you have any materials for us to pick up, or email them to TC at email@example.com.
Assignment Instructions: Let us know if there are assignments you don't want tutors to help with, or to tutor only in a particular way; please provide the course, professor or section, name of the assignment, date assigned, date due, and any specific notes. A copy of the assignment is also very helpful. To submit assignment instructions, use the link below to access our online form. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.