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Our partnership with SUNY College at Plattsburgh faculty is essential to our department's success and growth. Faculty members refer students to our services, recommend students to become tutors, participate in the Distinguished Faculty Fellows program, and provide essential feedback regarding our academic support services by contacting our office.
Each month we also offer Learning Center tours for faculty interested in learning more about our services. Please contact Karin Killough, the Learning Center Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up for one of these informal meetings.
We appreciate your recommendation of our services to your students. There are many ways to recommend the Learning Center to your students. Some professors include our contact information in their syllabi. Others invite us into the class to present an introduction to our services. And many find referring individual students to the Learning Center equally valuable.
Students can come to the Learning Center at any point in the semester to request help in a particular course. We will do our best to meet their request and always suggest that students work with their professor in addition to seeking tutoring.
Regardless of how a student learns of our services, he/she will be treated with the same courtesy and attention to his/her concerns as a college-level learner. All students who would like to make an appointment to use our services need to stop at the LC Front Desk (it's on your right as you enter the center). The Head Tutor on duty will help the student through the appointment and/or request process including filling out the Tutoring Contract and advising the student on what he/she can do to prepare for his/her tutoring session.
We do respect the privacy of the students who use our services. If they have granted us the right to share their information with others, we will be able to report to you a brief summary of the number of times they have been tutored for your course and the concepts covered in the session(s) they attended.
As content-area experts, you have an astute sense of the knowledge-base of the students enrolled in your courses. You also may have an opportunity to gain insight into their character and see their ability to work with others through in-class observations and faculty conferences. If you think one of your former students would be a good tutor, please discuss the possibility with the student and if he or she is willing, please refer them to our office for more information.
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We do ask that all of our tutors receive faculty recommendation for all courses they would like to tutor. Some tutors may approach you to request that you fill out the Faculty Tutor Recommendation Form. We hope that you see this as the honor it is intended to be.
We recognize that your class time is a precious commodity, but inviting a representative from the Learning Center may be an excellent means of informing your students about campus resources.
At any time during the course of the semester, you can contact the Learning Center professional staff to arrange a class visit that provides your students with a variety of study skills information. Working with you, we can create a content specific workshop that addresses note-taking strategies, developing study habits, test-taking strategies, and/or writing formal assignments for your course.
Our experienced peer tutors are also excellent resources for your students. If students are not using our services as much as you would like, please contact us to invite one of our tutors to come to the class and share our services with the students. Our peer tutors are comfortable discussing the do's and don'ts of a tutoring session and promoting our services to your students.
In addition, you could refer your students to the Learning to Learn Workshop Series or meeting with an Academic Personal Trainer.