Tutoring and Supplemental Instruction
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 and more.
We Offer a Variety of Resources to Further Advance Your Academic Success.
Due to the unanticipated transition to online only instruction, all in-person tutoring has been temporarily suspended. However, we are excited to offer virtual tutoring appointments to our students. You can schedule these appointments by clicking "Schedule An Appointment" in the "peer tutoring appointments" section.
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.
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.
English As a second language (esl) tutoring
Do you think that you can excel in your courses with a better understanding of the English language? Tutoring and Supplemental Instruction presents walk-in ESL tutoring with Mr. Hilliard Jolly, and he is excited to use his previous experience teaching ESL classes to offer students a chance to enhance English skills concerning reading, pronunciation, grammar and writing.
Dalton State peer tutors
Peer Educator Leadership Team
Due to the unanticipated transition to online only instruction, all in-person supplemental instruction sessions will now be accessible online. SI Leaders will contact class members by e-mail with instructions for accessing the sessions.
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
Due to the unanticipated transition to online only instruction, the Math & Science Learning Center physical space will be closed. However, Math Lab Assistants will be available for scheduled appointments in the virtual tutoring appointments option. Please refer to the "Peer Tutoring" section.
Located in Peeples Hall #207
The goals of the Math Lab 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.
Friday: 8:00 a.m. - noon
Hours for Summer Semester
Monday- Thursday: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Note: The Math Lab 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
Learn More About Becoming a Peer Educator
BENEFITS OF BECOMING A PEER EDUCATOR
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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 Lab 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.
Fall 2019 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 welcome bag.
Jan. 6 -9, 2020
8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Dean of Students Office
Got a prob-llama? Change Your Mindset
Join Tutoring and Supplemental Instruction for a growth mindset workshop to learn more effective strategies that will change your mindset. FREE lunch will be served to the first 25 attendees.
Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020
12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
Eddie Miller Room, Pope Student Center
Don't Stress the Test: Roll Away the Anxiety
Join Tutoring, Supplemental Instruction, and the Testing Center to create your own essential oil roller bottles with a relaxing blend to get you through the semester.
POP in for World Math Day Study Tips and Snacks.
Join Tutoring & Supplemental Instruction for math tips, blow pops, cake pops, and popsicles.
Wednesday, March 4, 2020
10:30 a.m. while supplies last
Peeples Hall Commons Area & Second Floor
Avoiding Plagiarism: Creating an Original Pizza Work
Join Tutoring, Supplemental Instruction, and Conduct for a 20-minute session to learn more about avoiding plagiarism and grab some FREE pizza.
Wednesday, March 18, 2020
12:30 p.m. & 1 p.m.
Eddie Miller Room, Pope Student Center
Don't Stress the Test: Melt Away the Anxiety
Join Tutoring & Supplemental Instruction and the Testing Center for fountains of fondue and knowledge on coping with test anxiety with Jenny Guy, Associate Director of Counseling at Dalton State.
Wednesday, April 22, 2020
Eddie Miller Room, Pope Student Center
Food for Finals Tutoring
Finals tutoring is offered to students during Student Life's FREE late breakfast to kick off finals.
Tuesday, April 28, 2020
10 p.m. - 1 a.m.
Pope Student Center, Upper Level