Peer Education (Formerly Tutoring and Supplemental Instruction) assists in developing the skills needed for students to become independent learners who grow personally and academically through knowledge sharing and peer facilitation (Reviewed and revised, 07/01/2019). Students receive assistance with course content, exam preparation, study skills, time management, personal finance skills and more.
Peer Education includes the following areas: Tutoring, supplemental instruction, the Math & Science Learning Center, and the financial literacy lab (coming Fall 2021).
We Offer a Variety of Resources to Further Advance Your Personal and Academic Success.
We are happy to serve your tutoring needs through three different formats, which include one-on-one appointments, online appointments and walk-in options.
Peer Tutoring Appointments
Do you want FREE, personalized academic assistance with your Dalton State courses? We also offer appointments for study skills and time management tutoring as well. Peer tutoring appointments are available in the Dean of Students Office and online. Click below to schedule your appointment today.
If you would like to schedule a consistent tutoring appointment with the same tutor and at the same time each week for the remainder of the semester, please visit the Dean of Students Office.
After reviewing our TutorOcean scheduling platform using the "schedule an appointment" link above, if you do not see the course that you need tutoring for, or if the times listed do not work for you, please complete this form. We will do our best to accommodate requests.
peer Walk-In Tutoring
Walk-in tutoring is available for select courses. Course offerings vary each semester. For a list of course offerings, times and locations, please click below.
Dalton State peer tutors
Peer Educator Leadership Team
Supplemental Instruction is a resource offered and available to any student registered in an SI-targeted course. SI sessions occur two times each week outside of scheduled class periods. SI Leaders are a great resource and are supportive peers. Attending SI sessions enables students to become immersed in the course content through group study sessions, group activities, and more.
Supplemental Instruction (SI) Effectiveness
The International Center for SI in Kansas City shows that students who regularly attend and participate in SI sessions enjoy pass rates up to 60% higher than their classmates who do not attend SI.
Supplemental Instruction leaders
Located in Sequoya Hall, Room #219
The goals of the Math and Science Learning Center are to offer assistance, tutoring, and support for all levels of math and natural science courses; to assist students in preparation for end-of-term math exams; and to provide assistance with mathematics for all subject areas throughout the College.
Services to Students
Mathematics and natural science assistance is available on a walk-in basis. Peer Educators staff the lab throughout the day. In addition, the Math Lab and Science Learning Center has software programs to help students prepare for end-of-term exams.
Hours for Fall & Spring Semester
Monday - Thursday: 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Hours for Summer Semester
Monday- Thursday: 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Note: The Math and Science Learning Center closes on the last day of finals each term.
One-on-one peer tutoring for math and science courses is also available in the Dean of Students Office by appointment.
Math Lab and Science Learning Center Leaders
Putting the Puzzle Pieces Together: A Study Skills Series
This 8-week peer-led program allows students to meet weekly to enhance study skills and time management. The program assists students in reaching their full potential and becoming more independent learners. Students will work one-on-one with a peer educator to create an individualized study and time management plan.
Topics Include: Note Taking Methods, Time Management, Test Taking Skills, The Psychology of Learning, and more!
Limited Space Is Available.
To Sign Up, Please Complete An Interest Form HERE
Uncharted Waters: Navigating Your Online Courses
FREE Grammarly Premium for Students
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Learn More About Becoming a Peer Educator
BENEFITS OF BECOMING A PEER EDUCATOR
|Flexible Hours||Increase Your Income ($7.25/hour)|
|Build Your Resume||Improve Your Leadership Skills|
|Help Others||Connect With Fellow Roadrunners|
Dalton State's Tutoring & Supplemental Instruction Team is always looking for qualified students to become Peer Educators, and we value recommendations from faculty and staff.
Available Positions Include:
- Tutors (All Subjects)
- Supplemental Instruction Leaders
- Math & Science Learning Center Assistants
Each recommendation will be carefully evaluated, and students will be notified if they are selected to move forward in the application and interview process.
- Overall 3.0 cumulative GPA
- A in Selected Course (s)
- Positive Dalton State Instructor Recommendation
- Good Academic and Student Conduct Standing
- Completion of At Least One Semester at Dalton State
- Excellent Interpersonal and Communication Skills
Supplemental Instruction Leaders have previously taken and excelled in a particular course and are hired to "retake" the course while acting as a model student in the classroom. The SI Leader plans and utilizes a variety of interactive learning methods to enforce course content and promote effective study habits with two weekly group study sessions outside of scheduled class periods each week.
Are you attending a conference? Do you have other obligations that prevent you from lecturing in class?
Don't cancel class! We would like to partner with you to educate and develop our students. Tutoring & Supplemental Instruction offers the following classroom presentations:
- Maximizing Your Classroom Experience
- Succeeding in College 101
- Exam Prep & Test Taking Strategies
- Time Management & Goal Setting
Classroom presentations highlighting the various formats of academic support at Dalton State is also available. These presentations last approximately 15 minutes, and they should also be requested with the "Don't Cancel Class" form.
Spring 2021 Tutoring and SI Events
Peer Educator Meet & Greet
Meet a Peer Educator and learn how to schedule your first tutoring appointment. First 50 students receive a FREE Dalton State assignment planner.
Jan. 11-14, 2021
8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Dean of Students Office
Battle of the Brains Trivia
Jan. 13, 2021
1:00 p.m. & 1:50 p.m.
Upper Level, Pope Student Center
Learn the Perks of Peer Tutoring and Give It a Chai.
Cocoa, Coffee & Cram
Tutoring & Supplemental Instruction love to assist you a latte! Join us for FREE Valentine's treats, coffee, cocoa, and course assistance. Don't need help? Come meet the team and learn more about tutoring.
Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2021
Lower Level, Pope Student Center
The Pink Tax & Other Grocery Hacks
Eddie Miller Room, Pope Student Center
Budgeting Bingo and Burritos
SI Tie Dye
Wednesday, April 7, 2021
12:30-3:30 p.m. or while supplies last
Food for Finals Tutoring
CashCourse is a free resource that can help you make more informed financial choices. Register for a free account to find financial tools and start taking charge of your money and future.
Resources are available in both English and Spanish. Topics include:
Why is good credit important?
Your credit will be checked for various reasons including loans, insurance, credit cards, renting an apartment, when signing up for utilities, and even for select jobs.
Learn more HERE about how the new federal credit card legislation impacts students.
What is a credit score or a credit report?
Credit Report: a detailed record of your credit history. Lenders and creditors use your credit history to determine the level of risk that you pose as a borrower.
Did you know that you are entitled to one free credit report every 12 months from the three credit bureaus of TransUnion, Experian, and Equifax? Click HERE for the free report.
Credit Score: a number based on an individual's past and current credit files, which is sourced from credit bureaus. The range of credit scores for the FICO scoring method is from 300 to 850. The higher the score, the better your credit. For the best interest rates, your scors should be 720 or above.
To check your credit score for free without negatively impacting your credit, visit Credit Karma HERE.
How can I establish credit if i do not have any?
There are a few simple ways to begin establishing credit:
- Student loans are on your credit report, so staying in good standing is important.
- Start with a secured credit card with a bank account or refundable security deposit to back it up.
- Get a student credit card. Check out the best student credit cards HERE.
How is my credit score determined?
MyFICO.com says that one's credit score is broken down into five categories.
- 35% is based on your payment history and whether you pay on time.
- 30% is based on the amount you owe compared to the credit you have available.
- 15% is made up of the length of your credit history, with longer relationships with creditors being viewed favorably.
- 10% rates how often you shop for credit and open new accounts.
- 10% is based on the kinds of credit you have with a mix of cards and loans being preferred.
Want to stop receiving unsolicited credit card offers in the mail?
Click HERE to learn more about how to stop credit card offers for five years or permanently.
Want to learn more above credit and how to improve your score?
Visit CashCourse to learn more about credit through interactive quizzes and activities.
Do you find yourself wondering where your money goes? Or are you creating a savings plan for a graduation trip or study abroad opportunity? You will find that budgeting is helpful throughout your entire life.
Identify and plan for your expenses
- CashCourse has FREE budgeting tools and worksheets for you to use.
- Other budgeting apps that work well can be found HERE. Some apps are free, and some have an associated fee.
- You can also use this student calculator that considers related expenses like books, tuition, and income sources like financial aid and loans.
- Click HERE for a printable monthly budgeting worksheet.
What makes you take our your wallet?
Identify the real culprit behind your urge to spend money. Consider the psychology of spending money before each purchase.