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UTC is here to help, and we multitude of tutorial support options. Below there are brief descriptions of the different tutorial supports offered to help students identify the best option to fit their needs. For additional information, please reach out to UTC at 314.516.6807 or tutoring@umsl.edu. 

 

Tutoring Services

Paired Peer Tutoring

Paired Peer Tutoring provides students with an individualized tutoring plan. Undergraduate students are encouraged to use this option if they need assistance on a regular basis throughout the semester. This provides students with a one-on-one tutoring session and allows them to form consistent cooperative relationships with their tutor. Students who receive Paired Peer Tutoring can meet with their tutor up to five hours per week, per subject area requested. To receive this form of tutorial support, students need to place a request online by completing the UTC in-take form. 

Once the in-take form is complete, please allow up to 72 business hours for processing. When a placement is found, students and their tutor will be notified of the placement via email and then the two can begin scheduling sessions based on mutual availability. If UTC is unable to place students with a tutor, they will be added to our waitlist and be provided with a list of other UTC supports and/or other campus-wide support options. Currently all tutoring options are online only. Please note: all students are required to sign into Zoom with their SSO ID and password. If you are unsure how to do that, please review the "Zoom Help" document below.

If the request form does not appear above, please click here. 

 FAQ Zoom Help

 

Drop-In Tutoring 

Drop-in tutoring provides students with on-the-spot tutoring. Undergraduate students are encouraged to use this option if they need short-term assistance or have brief questions. No appointment is needed to receive drop-in tutoring. Students view the schedule online to identify the days and times the assistance they need is offered. Math and writing assistance are provided during all hours of operation with other high-need courses offered throughout the day.

Drop-in tutoring is on a first come, first served basis. If multiple students need assistance from the same tutor, sessions will be limited to 20 minutes per student, and if students still need additional assistance after that session, they can wait for additional turns. If students are needing long-term assistance, they are encouraged to request Paired Peer Tutoring. Currently all tutoring options are online only.

Please note students are required to sign-in using their UM-System SSO to ensure the safety and security of all users. If you are unsure of how to do this, please use review the “Zoom Help” document below.

SCHEDULE FAQ Zoom Help

 

Triton Online Tutoring

Triton Online Tutoring (Spring and Fall only) provides students with flexible online support. Undergraduate students are encouraged to use this option if they need evening or weekend tutoring. No appointment is needed to receive Triton Online Tutoring assistance. Students view the schedule online to identify the days and times the assistance they need is offered. Math and writing assistance are provided during all hours of operation with other high-need courses offered throughout the evenings and weekends. All Triton Online Tutoring sessions occur via Zoom. To attend Triton Online Tutoring, students will click the link under the subject area they are needing assistance, and they will sign-in to Zoom using their SSO and password. 

Please note students are required to sign-in using their UM-System SSO to ensure the safety and security of all users. If you are unsure of how to do this, please use review the “Zoom Help” document below.

 FAQ Zoom Help

Triton Online Tutoring is on a first come, first served basis. If multiple students are in need of assistance from the same tutor, sessions will be limited to 20 minutes per student, and if students still need additional assistance after that session, they can wait for additional turns. If students are needing long-term assistance, they are encouraged to request Paired Peer Tutoring.

 

UTC Paper Drop Off

UTC Paper Drop Off provides students with the opportunity to drop off a writing assignment in any UMSL undergraduate course for critique from one of UTC’s writing tutors. Undergraduate students are encouraged to use this if they need a quick review of a writing assignment. No appointment is needed to receive assistance. Students should submit this form or submit an email containing the writing assignment to utcpaperdropoff@umsl.edu by 4:00 PM each day. In order to submit this form, you must first log into your automatically assigned UMSL Google Drive account, for which you can read instructions here. If you choose to email the listed address instead, please include the name of the course, the assignment page, a rubric (if applicable), and the assignment. UTC writing tutors check the email at 4:00 PM daily and respond accordingly. Assignments dropped off after 4:00 PM will not be critiqued until the next day. 

paper drop off

 

NetTutor

NetTutor provides students with flexible online support. Undergraduate students are encouraged to use this service if they need online support at any time of the day; some subject areas are offered 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. No appointment is needed to receive NetTuor assistance. Students view the schedule online to identify the days and times the assistance they need is offered. To access NetTutor, students need to visit Canvas and complete the following steps:

  1. Log into Canvas with your UMSL SSO and password.
  2. Click on the course on your homepage labeled Canvas Online Course Overview (or any course you have Canvas access to).
  3. Find the link that says NetTutor in the navigation sidebar on the left.
  4. Click the tile with the subject area of your choice.
  5. Follow the online directions

NetTutor is offered on a first come, first served basis. Most of the time, a tutor will virtually immediately; however, there can be wait times of up to 20 minutes.  If multiple students are needing assistance from the same tutor, NetTutor will limit the session time. If students still need additional assistance after that session, they can wait for additional turns. If students are needing long-term assistance, they are encouraged to request Paired Peer Tutoring.

Questions? Call us at 314.516.6807 or email us at tutoring@umsl.edu

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Additional Resources 

Other Campus Tutorial Supports

If UTC’s tutorial supports don’t fit your needs, we diligently work to ensure all students have the support and resources they need to be successful. In addition UTC’s multitude of tutorial options, we also have many partnerships on campus to provide students the assistance needed.

Student Success Tutoring Grant

The Student Success Tutoring Grant (SST) provides students with the option of receiving departmental-level tutorial support. Each semester departments apply to receive funding from UTC to provide tutorial support to rigorous courses within their discipline. Departments offer tutoring at a wide array of times and in an extensive array of courses.

Below you will find a schedule of the tutorial assistance provided in each department. Since each department decides the delivery method, courses, and times, you will find the faculty contact to inquire additional information. UTC suggests if you have questions about the support provided, reach out to the faculty contact and allow him/her/them at least 48 hours to respond. If you need additional assistance, please contact Janeece Woodson, who specializes in the SST Grant, at 314.516.6831 or janeecewoodson@umsl.edu

SCHEDULE

 

Center for Teaching and Learning 

UTC partners with the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) to ensure students are aware of the Supplemental Instruction (SI) and Active Learning Assistants (ALA) schedules. These sessions prove to be valuable to students needing extra support in rigorous courses. Click on the links below to see the schedules and additional information about these sessions. 

SI  ALA

Other Campus-Wide Assistance 

UTC strives to provide students with the support needed. If UTC’s tutorial supports don’t fit the students’ needs, we have worked to gather a list of all the other tutoring resources available to undergraduate students. UTC regularly updates the list below; however, we recommend students contact the department to ensure UTC has the most up-to-date information. In addition, please contact UTC with other campus tutoring that isn’t listed at tutoring@umsl.edu. In addition, UTC is dedicated to providing students with not only the tutoring resources they need but also non-tutorial supports to enhance their overall education experience.

OTHER CAMPUS TUTORING NON-TUTORIAL RESOURCES

Employment

Now Hiring Graduate Assistants

We contribute every day to UMSL's mission to transform lives by providing exceptional tutoring services to help undergraduate students achieve success and degree attainment. By offering both in-person and virtual tutorial support, UTC accommodates students’ needs. Offered seven days a week in both daytime and evening hours, students can receive an individualized tutoring plan, drop-in assistance, or group studying. With UTC’s flexibility and support, students can successfully complete their courses and earn their degree to achieve success. UTC builds a community of students, faculty, organizations, and alumni helping each other to create a responsive and personal environment for learning.

We are currently looking for two graduate assistants to help our full-time staff with projects, assessments, tutor training, grants, and more. If you are passionate about assisting students, please see our job posting below.
Graduate Assistant Posting 

 

Now Hiring Peer Tutors

UTC tutors are dedicated, hard-working undergraduate and graduate students who are passionate about helping UMSL students transform their lives. All UTC tutors undergo extensive training to prepare them to effectively tutor students and provide the best tutorial experience possible. In addition, UTC also provides semesterly professional development sessions to tutors, so they can continue to hone their tutoring skills, enhance their learning, and boost personal growth. UTC encourages anyone who has a passion for education and assisting people to apply to be a part of this team. 

UTC has an ongoing application process. In order to become a tutor, students must meet the following criteria to apply:

  • a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA
  • earned As or Bs in the course they wish to assist students
  • be a sophomore or earned at least 12+ credit hours

Tutors receive $10.30 an hour and can work a maximum of 20 hours per week based upon demand. Courses of particular demand are listed via the employment opportunities link below, but students with any course expertise are encouraged to apply for tutoring positions. We encourage you to join our team and help UMSL students transform their lives. If you have  questions about employment, please contact Jason Johnson, UTC Manager, at 314.516.6565 or jasonjohnson@umsl.edu

tutor APPLICATION EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES 

UTC is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.