Written by Marissa Greene
The need to make assignment deadlines, ace quizzes and exams, and overall perform well in each enrolled course can sometimes be overwhelming for students. Especially when you are taking a class that you may find challenging to do well in. Thankfully, there are some knowledgeable individuals dedicated to helping you improve as a student. They are called tutors and you should definitely meet with one. Here are five things that I learned from online tutoring at Austin Community College.
Tutoring is for Everyone
Online tutoring is a great tool for any student aiming for success this semester. Whether it’s understanding the calculus homework, perfecting that one essay, or even needing some guidance in your courses if English isn’t your first language, ACC online tutoring has you covered! Many times, students assume that tutoring is the last resort to take when your grades start going south. However, at the beginning of each semester, many professors from all areas of study encourage students to familiarize themselves and utilize tutoring in order to maintain those high grades from the very start.
Finding Your Tutor is as Easy as 123
Don’t think online tutoring can help you? The dynamic and versatile team of six online tutors might ask you to reconsider. From a specific class subject to general test taking strategies, students have the opportunity to browse through the online tutor’s profile and find the tutor best suited for their academic needs. While reading through their bio’s you’ll learn how dedicated they are to helping Riverbats succeed and even pick up some special learning methods that they can apply to other classes in the future.
Planning for Tutoring Sessions
Want to make the most out of your tutoring sessions? Planning and preparing for each session is just as important as the tutoring itself. Before your meeting with an online tutor, create a few measurable goals of what you would like to accomplish by the end of the session along with some questions regarding the course material that can help you get there. Have your notes, textbook, and any other course materials within an arm’s reach. Create an organized and quiet space to conduct the session. For tips on this, read ACCENT’s tips on how to create a remote workspace.
Unlimited and Free ACC Tutoring
ACC online tutoring is completely free and every riverbat has an unlimited number of tutoring sessions that they can schedule. Another resource that ACC students can take advantage of is receiving live online assistance with a tutor from Brainfuse, one of Austin Community College’s partnerships to create a more enriching learning experience. Every student is allotted 300 minutes (five hours) of online Brainfuse tutoring.
Online Tutoring Adapts to Your Needs
Students who are in need of an interpreter, seeking to learn studying habits that can reduce academic stress, and wanting to feel more confident in a specific subject can all benefit from online tutoring. The tutors who are excited to help you better understand concepts so that you can do your best this semester.
To get started, complete an online tutoring request form located at https://www.austincc.edu/students/tutoring/online