The Classroom Tutoring Program is an academic assistance program that increases student performance and retention. Classroom Tutors (CTs) provide free weekly review sessions to students enrolled in a targeted historically difficult course. CT sessions are interactive review sessions that incorporate course content (what to learn) and study strategies (how to learn). Student attendance is voluntary. The CT Program aims:
• To increase retention within targeted historically difficult courses
• To improve student grades in targeted historically difficult courses
• To increase the graduation rates of students
What does the CT (Classroom Tutor) do?
The CT serves to reinforce material presented by faculty members by giving students learning strategies and opportunity for peer interaction. This is accomplished by having “CT sessions” after a class section has met. Based on the syllabus, instructor’s handouts, and classroom meetings, the CT will have material prepared for the after class session. After observing the class session, the CT will identify areas of student difficulty to focus the CT session on. The CT will guide students through this material by presenting challenging, creative, and engaging opportunities for students to collaborate with their peers and work through material relevant to the class.