If you experience difficulty in any of your courses, need extra instruction in a course that is particularly difficult or need help with developing studying strategies, place a request for a tutor with the Office of Academic Services as soon as possible. Waiting until the midterms may be too late to improve your grade so don't delay in seeking assistance.
You may schedule regular weekly or "as-needed" appointments with your PAL tutor. Additionally, with particularly difficult courses, you can take advantage of dropping in during one of our Supplemental Instruction sessions. The Geauga Campus offers tutoring at no costs for any Kent State University students.
We offer two types of tutoring: Peer Assisted Learning and Supplemental Instruction.
Peer Assisted Learning (PAL) is a free tutoring service which provides one-on-one and small group tutoring by appointment for those students who are interested in regular, weekly tutoring assistance or on an as needed basis. If there is a large request for tutoring in certain subjects, walk-in tutoring sessions will be offered in block time sessions during certain days of the week. Every effort will be made to accommodate an individual's schedule, but this is not a guarantee.
- To improve grades in LERs and core course requirements
- To prepare for quizzes and exams
- To learn good study habits
- To organize time and thoughts effectively
Click here to download an application to request for a PAL tutor. Be sure to specifically mention if your campus tutoring needs are at Geauga Campus or the Regional Academic Center.
Supplemental Instruction (SI) is a program designed to help students succeed when they are enrolled in academically demanding courses. SI is open to all Kent State University students enrolled in the course and is available at no extra cost to the students. These SI sessions are led by qualified professionals who have thorough knowledge of the course. SI instructors help students master information by reviewing lecture notes, book materials, taking practice quizzes and exam, and improving study skills.
- At least a one-hour SI session before or after the class lecture for students' convenience throughout the semester
- The opportunity to meet other students in the class to discuss course materials
- The chance to reinforce what was taught in the classroom
- The potential to earn a better grade in the course
Click here to view the Supplemental Instruction Fall 2013 semester schedule for the Geauga Campus & the Regional Academic Center. Check back periodically as the schedule may change.
The Office of Academic Services is always looking for bright motivated students willing to become a PAL tutor. If you would like to make a difference, get paid for helping others in your favorite subject and have a flexible schedule, then sign up to be a PAL tutor today!! Qualified candidates must have a willingness to assist students and communicate the course materials effectively.
Click here to download the PAL Tutor application or simply stop by the Student Services Office to fill out an application today!
For more information, contact Ben Morrison, Coordinator of Academic Services, at 440.834.3726 or firstname.lastname@example.org.