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Doc Bryan Tutoring Services offer options beyond tutoring

Colton Nix/SUBMITTED Donald McCormick, graduate assistant for Student Success Services from Little Rock, helps break down a complicated math example for Talk

Doc Bryan Tutoring Services offers tutoring on not only general courses, such as algebra, English and biology, but also offers specific help toward a certain major such as a section designed to aid education majors as they prepare to take the Praxis exam.

“I think the tutoring center is an underutilized resource that people don’t use enough,” Jade Dearmond, a biochemistry major from Warren, said. “I like tutoring because I like helping other students with stuff I used to struggle with.”

Students are tutored by their peers in the tutoring center. Blake Baker, a health and physical education major from Clinton, said his favorite part of the experience was when he could see a student’s expression change and the “light turn on” as they understood the concept he was explaining. Baker tutored students in math course, such as algebra, calculus and remedial math. He reflected on his experience as something he “truly enjoyed.”

All tutors are required to have a GPA average above a 3.0 and undergo training to be eligible to tutor their peers.

Doc Bryan Tutoring Services also added online tutoring to the variety of services already available free to ATU students. The online tutoring is through Blackboard Collaborate and can be done via chat or video conference. This is an option for students who can’t make it to the tutoring center for a face-to-face session.

The tutoring center also offers academic coaching, completed by graduate assistants, to help a student get organized to handle their class load and schedule.

The tutoring center is in Doc Bryan room 153 and has been newly renovated. The hours for face-to-face tutoring are Sunday-Thursday from 5-9 p.m.

You can stop by the center for a schedule or view it any time under Tech A-Z “Tutoring Services” and then “Tutoring Schedule.” Students can also call (479) 968-0278 or visit tutoring.atu.edu to set up an appointment.