Center for Academic Success (CAS) tutors will be available in Term III. Our goal, as in any academic term, is to provide tutoring for all Lawrence students who request assistance. Julie Haurykiewicz and Kelsey Uherka are available to answer questions or provide direct support to both instructors and students throughout the term.
Instructors, as always, are free to recommend or require certain ways for students to utilize tutoring services (e.g., meeting with a tutor is required before submitting certain assignments) or to set parameters for the type/amount of tutoring assistance permitted (e.g., a tutor may help with problems similar to those in graded homework but may not help with the homework itself). Please be as specific as possible when sharing this type of information with your students. The LU Honor Code will, as always, guide the work of tutors in assisting students.
All tutoring will take place by appointment (see below for information regarding how students can request a tutor). It will be up to students and their tutors to determine the tutoring logistics that work best for them (date/time, method of connecting [Zoom, FaceTime, email, phone, etc.], frequency of meetings, etc.).
Instructors will continue to receive a session log update via email each time one of the students in their courses meets with a tutor.
Currently hired CAS tutors will be asked to complete a survey about whether they want to continue to serve as a tutor in Term III and which courses they are available to tutor. Kelsey and Julie will be happy to share this information with you so that you can list tutors’ names on your course Moodle site and/or recommend specific tutors to your students.
Please check with Julie and/or Kelsey about which tutors are available to support your courses in Term III. New tutors may be hired as needed. However, only students taking courses in Term III at LU can serve as tutors (e.g., students on leave in Term III are ineligible to be employed as tutors for tax reasons).
The best ways for students to get connected with a tutor in Term III are as follows:
1. Students should contact a tutor directly whenever possible. Please list the names of tutors on your course Moodle site. Julie and Kelsey will share tutors’ names with you.
2. If a student wants to work with the same tutor throughout the term, they can simply make arrangements with the tutor about how meet in an ongoing manner.
3. To request a tutor more generally (for any subject/assignment in which a tutor has not already been identified), a student can use the tutor request form in Voyager (a direct link is also available on the CAS website and in Voyager under the Student Services tab—>Academic Resources & Services link—>Tutor Request form). Julie and Kelsey will monitor requests in Voyager and assign them to tutors each day.
4. If a student experiences difficulty in connecting with a tutor, they should contact Julie and Kelsey directly.
If you have questions or concerns related to tutoring, please contact Julie and/or Kelsey. We will provide a document similar to this one for students. Take care and be well!