The Center for Academics, Success, & Equity (CASE) provides access and opportunities for students to expand their learning outside of the classroom through quality academic, supportive programs and resources. The opportunities promote students in the development of positive academic habits, practice, and behaviors. Students will develop critical academic and nonacademic cognitive skills that are needed to lead to a deeper classroom engagement. Students have access to studying in groups, one-on-one direct tutoring, and computer-based learning through CASE’s tutoring services. By attending tutoring sessions, students will become independent learners with an interest in lifelong learning.
The CASE Tutoring Center provides free drop-in tutoring to ISyE students; no appointments are necessary. Peer tutors offer assistance for the advertised ISyE courses. Tutoring sessions are Mondays-Thursdays, 5:00pm-8:00pm and virtually via the Institute’s Knack partnership.
The mission of the CASE Tutoring Center is to provide an array of comprehensive tutorial and academic success services in the industrial engineering courses to enhance the educational success for all the industrial engineering students through strategic and highly-quality instructional-based support programming.
- Students will be able to expand and grow their internal methods to approach coursework problems with skill efficiently in critical thinking of their reasoning processes and identifying strategies that help them succeed.
- Students will be able to enhance their approach to learning from instruction in their industrial engineering courses by becoming more skilled problem-solvers and strategic leaners.
- Students will have access to trained peer tutors, study groups, online tutoring, technology, and resources.
- Students will be able to understand and explicate their reasoning processes and procedures.
Students may access online tutoring through Knack. Students will need to refer to Knack’s schedule for subject availability and the times they are offered. ff
Yes, CASE offers tutoring. Tutoring sessions are drop-in sessions. If tutoring services are not offered, students can stop by the CASE Office, located in the Academic Office, to complete a tutoring subject request form. Students are also encouraged to contact their faculty for further assistance.
What is a tutor?
In the broadest sense, a tutor's job is to help fellow students understand what you have already succeeded in learning, using your previous classroom and academic experiences as a foundation. This is a learning experience for both tutor and student, as both individuals discover different ways of problem solving through collaboration. It is an excellent way to share ideas, but it is imperative to keep in mind that it is a two-way street. You are venturing into a job that will benefit your classmates and you.
Benefits of being a tutor
- Help other students achieve academic success
- Meet GREAT people
- Build your resume
- Reinforce material you've learned & hone your own study skills
- Earn extra money
- Be currently enrolled as a full-time student at Georgia Tech.
- Maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.2 or above
- Maintain a B average or higher in course(s) tutoring
- Display enthusiasm for learning
- Demonstrate strong knowledge of tutored subject matter
- Show a deep desire to help others with their learning process
- Punctuality, generosity, flexibility, personal organization
- Have great initiative and strong work ethic
- Demonstrate reliability and punctuality.
The tutor will announce available sessions within the first 2 weeks of class for the corresponding course with the time and locations for the sessions.
Student participants will learn how to study effectively- both independently and collaboratively. They will also develop a deeper understanding of course material and how it applies to their world. This will translate into better grades and a higher level of confidence that they belong at Georgia Tech and can succeed academically here.
Tutoring can help students learn how to study both independently and collaboratively. It also helps students learn from one another, verify actual course knowledge, challenge them to teach material back to the tutor and prepare them for future courses.
Tutoring cannot replace the professor’s lectures or in-class assignments. Tutors will never cover material in their sessions that has not been already covered in class. Attending tutoring sessions does not guarantee that a student will be successful on their exams and other assignments. Students must still be responsible for their own learning.
Tutoring sessions are free to students. Students are encouraged to come as often as they like; however, statistics show that the more frequently students attend the sessions, the better their grades are (University of Missouri-Kansas City, 2018).
Supplemental Instruction (SI) is an academic support program that targets historically difficult courses. SI is a non-remedial approach to learning enrichment designed to increase student performance and retention. SI offers regularly scheduled, out-of-class review sessions to all students enrolled in targeted courses. SI study sessions are informal seminars in which students review notes, discuss readings, develop organizational tools, and prepare for examinations. Students learn how to integrate course content with reasoning and study skills (University of Missouri-Kansas City, 2018).
Tutoring sessions are held in the ISyE Studio, located on the ISyE Main first floor.