All of CASE’s services are available and accessible. These services include an alumni/student mentoring program, drop-in tutoring session, individualized academic coaching, academic success workshops (Technology Tuesdays and Workshop Wednesdays), Teaching Fellows program, DEI initiatives, and student success events. To keep up with the latest offerings, we recommend that students sign up for our newsletter.
If you are on-campus, you can stop by our office. We are in the Groseclose Building in the Academic Office (Groseclose 204). You may also contact us by email at email@example.com.
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.
Yes, there are academic success workshops for the GT ISyE students. Academic Success workshops include such topics as effective learning strategies, learning styles, study habits, goal setting, and time management. The workshops vary from interactive processes to individual one-on-one workshops by appointment. Please refer to the Workshop Schedule for dates, times, and locations of workshops.
An academic coach helps students develop better learning skills, such as taking effective lecture notes, preparing for tests, managing time efficiently, and getting the most from your assigned readings. Academic coaches work with students at all levels, whether they are struggling to pass a class, or trying to move their grades up from a B to an A. We work collaboratively with the students, helping the student figure out which learning strategies fit best.
An academic coach can also help students set goals and develop better habits so that the student can achieve their goals. Goals can focus on academics, but can include broader themes as well, such as the desire to create a more balanced life. If you want this type of support, you will commit to sessions with your academic coach for an initial period (often a semester, though this varies), and agree to be held accountable to commitments you make at each session.