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Tutorial Services

Fall 2014

The Tutoring Center will open for Fall 2014 on September 8

  • Access the schedule starting 9/4 for appointments
  • There will be a limited number of courses offered the week of 9/8, with others being added throughout September
  • If you don't see the course you need listed on the schedule, email the Tutoring Coordinator at theresa.griffin@simmons.edu to request it

We are located in the Beatley Library L 021.

Schedule an Appointment

  • Click on "Schedule an Appointment" to make an appointment through our online schedule.  
  • Use Click here to register if you have never used Tutorial Services before.
  • Once your are registered, log in and find your specific course by clicking on the "Limit to" drop-down box.

Questions? Email Terry Griffin at theresa.griffin@simmons.edu or call 617-521-2458.

Mission

The mission of Tutorial Services is to assist students in becoming independent and successful learners.

To accomplish this mission Simmons provides course content tutors in many disciplines (e.g., math, biology, chemistry, art history, modern languages) as well as specialists in study skills and time management.

Learning Outcomes

Students/Tutees will be able to...

  • prioritize which aspects of their work they want to strengthen
  • use strategies and resources to develop skills
  • apply with confidence what they have learned
  • plan next steps

Peer Tutors will be able to...

  • diagnose tutees' understanding and skills
  • negotiate with tutees how best to support them
  • provide guidance and resources
  • apply interpersonal and technical skills as well as flexibility to meet the needs of tutees

Peer Tutors

Each semester, faculty recommend students who have successfully completed their courses to act as peer tutors. Tutors are available by appointment. Tutors:

  • review assignments
  • help students plan long and short-term goals
  • assist students in becoming independent learners
  • help students develop methods and strategies to solving problems rather than simply giving answers to questions

Study Skills & Time Management

Tutors are available by appointment to assist students with study strategies, tips for reading comprehension, exam preparation, as well as time management. 

Make your own appointment online (see instructions above). If you have questions, call 617-521-2458.

Study Groups

Study groups are led by peer tutors who have been recommended by professors in the disciplines. The groups typically meet twice a week throughout the semester. Students work together to organize the week's notes, practice using concepts and formulas, prepare for quizzes and exams while learning how to develop good study habits.

See Also

Location

Beatley Library
300 The Fenway
Boston, MA 02115
617-521-2479

Contact

Terry Müller
Director
terry.muller@simmons.edu
617-521-2471

Terry Griffin
Coordinator
theresa.griffin@simmons.edu
617-521-2458