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Tutoring, Math Lab, Writing Center

Center for Student Success

Tutoring, Math Lab & Writing Center

CSS Tutoring Hours

Jackson Campus

  • 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Make Tutoring Work for You

The goal of tutoring is to provide individualized or group assistance that enables you to develop academic mastery and independence. To make your sessions as productive as possible:

Come Prepared

Bring your textbook, notes, and assignment sheets with you. Read your assignments and do your best to work through your homework problems before your tutoring session.

Attend Classes Regularly

Tutoring is designed to supplement class instruction, not to replace it.

Do not ask tutors to do your work

This includes homework, proof-read your assignment, or assist in any way with take-home exams. Tutors can help clarify assignments and identify skills needed to complete assignments. They can give you extra problems and examples like the ones your having trouble with and help you learn to solve them.

Understand that student tutors are not teachers

Teaching provides students with new information; tutoring helps the students master that information by providing alternate explanations, techniques and examples.

Use tutoring services early & often

You will benefit more from tutoring if you come when you first begin having problems. If you wait until the last minute, you may not be able to master the material in time to succeed on tests and assignments.

Do not expect tutors to know everything

Remember that tutors are students like you who have mastered specific course content with a specific instructor. They are not expected to have the level of experience of your professor.

Ask questions as they arise

If you remain silent, the tutor may assume you understand. Tutors have learned many ways to explain a single concept, so continue to ask questions until the material is clear for you.

Sign-in and out at the front desk

Doing this helps us maintain funding to continue to provide these services free of charge.

Study Group Training Program

Why work with a study group? You can learn study habits, skills, and attitudes that will improve your overall academic performance. Learning these skills will also allow you to improve your grades while actually spending less time studying because your study time becomes more focused and productive.

Studies show that students who participate in study groups receive higher grades than those who don't. Sessions provide opportunities for collaboration and extend learning beyond the classroom.

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The Center for Student Success Study Group Training Program provides a forum for students in a class to work together for studying and learning. A major goal of study groups is to empower students and help them be responsible for their own learning. Working together makes learning challenging, meaningful, and enjoyable.

Our staff will help your group to schedule regular study session times. Groups will check in and meet in CSS: these groups can always ask a tutor for assistance with a particular problem or question.

For More Information Contact:

Center for Student Success

Bert Walker Hall, Room 123.
Phone: 517.796.8415
Fax: 517.768.7008

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