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10 Facts about Tutoring for students at South University, Online Programs


June 9, 2015 Learn about the tutoring services available at South University, Online Programs. http://www.southuniversity.edu/whoweare/newsroom/blog/10-facts-about-tutoring-for-students-at-south-university-online-programs

Having a little trouble with a certain class or a specific assignment? South University, Online Programs offers tutoring services to each of our students, so take advantage of this opportunity to get a little extra help. If you’re not already familiar with our tutoring services, read the 10 facts below to learn more.

1. Live, On-Demand Tutoring is Available 24/7

That’s right, you can get help with your coursework anytime of the day or night! Basic math skills, algebra, liberal arts, math, geometry, trigonometry, calculus and statistics tutoring is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, year-round.

Plus, a wide-variety of tutoring hours are also available throughout the week for countless other subjects, such as bilingual math, introductory accounting, economics, Spanish, organic chemistry, advanced statistics and nursing and allied health topics.

2. Tutors Won’t Do Your Homework for You

If you were hoping to submit a few tough homework questions and have your tutor complete them, you’ll be disappointed to learn that it doesn’t work that way. Instead, expect to get assistance from tutors using the Socratic method of inquiry. Your tutor will ask you questions to guide you to the answer and may walk you through solving a similar problem so that you can use to tackle the assignment in question. Taking the easy way out may work in the short-term, but it won’t help you learn.

3. Expedited Essay Service is Available

Are you facing a time crunch? Don’t sweat it! The staff at the Writing Center understand that you have a busy schedule, which is why they offer an Expedited Essay Service to review your work. This service costs $19.95 for a four-hour turnaround and $9.95 for an eight-hour response.

4. You’re Updated Immediately When a Tutor Replies to an Inquiry

We know you don’t have time to keep checking to see if responses to your essay or offline question have been returned. When an instructor has commented on your inquiry, you’ll receive an email to the address listed in eCollege or you can opt to get a text message.

5. We Want to Know if a Session Wasn’t Helpful

It’s frustrating to seek help from a tutor and still get the problem or discussion question wrong. If you find yourself in this situation, we want to know about it. Send your name, the session ID of the session in question and the instructor’s comments to your Academic Counselor who it will pass it along to be reviewed.

6. You Have a Grace Period to Log In if You’re a Few Minutes Late

Running a little behind? You’re not considered a no-show until 10 minutes have past, so hurry up and log in!

7. You Can Help Your Tutor Prepare for Scheduled Sessions

Type your question, comment or concern into a whiteboard prior to your tutoring session to help your tutor provide the best possible assistance.

8. Your Tutor Know Their Stuff

This service include 2,500 tutors who are college/university faculty, graduate students and retired educators with an average of nine years of experience. More than 90% of them have advanced degrees in the subjects they tutor.

9. Response Times are Very Reasonable

Expect to receive a response for offline questions and papers in approximately 24 hours. Drop-in tutoring typically has a 30 second to 3 minute wait time.

10. Tutoring is Essentially Unlimited for South University Students

As a South University student, you’re given 6,000 minutes — or 100 hours — of free tutoring. Take advantage of this opportunity to get the most from your learning experience.

Want to know more about online learning at South University? Explore our programs online or request information today!

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