Supplemental Academic Support Services - Tutoring and SI - Valparaiso Service Area

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Tutoring at Valparaiso

Tutoring Services at Ivy Tech Valparaiso

Tutoring is the Smart Thing to Do — and its FREE!
"Ivy Tech Community College offers free tutoring services to any student currently enrolled at Ivy Tech. Our mission is to foster active learning in an open and friendly environment. The academic support we provide leads to greater success and higher achievement for our students." (ivytech.edu/tutoring)



UNDERSTANDING TUTORING CENTER SERVICES

• Tutors will help you understand the concepts of your homework, but they will NOT do your homework for you.  
• Tutors help students develop independent learning strategies.
• Tutors do not teach class material. If you have missed a class, contact your instructor. 
• Tutors cannot assist with quizzes and tests in any form, including take-home quizzes and tests.  

Benefits of Tutoring

THERE ARE MANY BENEFITS TO TUTORING!

Tutoring is free to Ivy Tech students and staff. Students benefit in a number of ways: receiving assistance in understanding course specific problems and principles, learning collegiate study skills, and finding others to relate to while coping with their studies.

The purpose of tutoring is to help students help themselves—to assist and guide them to the point at which they become independent learners. Additionally, students who start early with tutoring and receive the support that they need are likely to succeed.

In fact, studies have shown that students who regularly attend tutoring sessions do better in their coursework. Through tutoring, students receive more individualized attention than can be given in a classroom session. Additionally, even group tutoring sessions allow students to practice the skills and concepts learned in class in a low stakes environment. Tutoring and SI sessions help with other important skills such as strengthened comprehension, motivation, self-esteem, and personal responsibility. Students learn better study habits, engage in independent practice, and learn to think critically. 

Preparing for Tutoring

BEFORE YOU MEET WITH A TUTOR
Complete all your homework to the best of your ability prior to meeting with a tutor. 
This will allow the tutor to understand what you need help with.  

WHAT TO BRING 

  • Textbook and assignment instructions
  • Username & password for IvyLearn 
  • Class notes
  • Come with the work you've already done and need help with.
  • Bring all materials that you would bring to class: pen, pencil, textbook, notebook, calculator, flash drive, etc.  
     

WHEN YOU ARRIVE

  • Sign in.
  • Silence your cell phone--make and take calls in the hallway.
  • Do not bring food into the Tutoring Center. Drinks must have a secure lid and kept away from computers.
  • Sign out.

Available Tutoring

MATH AND WRITING TUTORS
Math and writing tutors are available during most hours of operation.  

SUBJECT TUTORS
We provide tutoring in a variety of subjects, including business, chemistry, A&P, MS Suite, etc.  

TECHNICAL SUPPORT
Our staff can help you navigate your online life at Ivy Tech by providing assistance with
        • Basic Computer and Internet Use
        • MyIvy
        • IvyLearn
        • Email
        • APA/MLA Formatting
        • Saving and Printing Documents

Knowledge Assessment
The Tutoring Center provides registration assistance for in-coming students participating in Knowledge Assessment.