IUB offers a wide variety of tutoring and academic support services across campus, but until now, there hasn’t been one centralized site for students to quickly find information about where to go and how to get started. The new website tutoring.indiana.edu addresses just that.
This project, led by the Student Academic Center (SAC), was put in motion after data showed a significant drop in tutoring usage that correlated with COVID-19 changes to campus.
Three ways to get support
Tutoring.indiana.edu distinguishes three ways to get help: subject-specific tutoring, academic coaching, and support courses for credit.
Subject-specific tutoring covers material from a single course or discipline. The new website features dozens of categories including Business and Economics, Languages and Writing, Math, Science, and more. Web users can navigate the menus to find a specific subject or course and discover tutoring options that may be available from a school, department, or support center.
Many tutoring options are free to students, although some paid services such as private language tutoring feature as well. Paid options will be explicitly marked as such.
Academic coaching offers one-on-one opportunities to build students’ academic skills such as time management, note-taking and studying, motivation, and more. Coaching by peers or by faculty are both available through the SAC.
SAC support courses for credit, like academic coaching, encourage the development of effective academic skills with the added benefit of a class structure and an environment of peers. Some SAC courses are linked to common 100-level requirements, like Finite Math or Accounting, while others are designed for wide audiences to ease the transition to college and build strong connections across campus.
In addition to these three avenues of support, the “Get Started” section of the new website lists general strategies for student success and a directory to the various tutoring hubs on campus.
Please share widely
As more of everyday student life has pivoted to virtual settings, it’s more important than ever that students know that help is available in the form of free, robust tutoring and academic support. Please share tutoring.indiana.edu widely with students, faculty, and staff.