Academic Support Services - Tutoring
The University of Toledo offers tutors through its Learning Enhancement Center who can assist students, whether you are looking to improve a course grade, freshen up on study skills, check and strengthen your understanding of a topic, review assignments or learn new test-taking strategies. You are encouraged to stop in and meet face-to-face with a highly trained tutor. Statistics show that the more you visit a tutor, the greater the possibility of increasing your GPA.
The Learning Enhancement Center (LEC) provides free tutoring services to all UT students. The LEC's mission is to provide UT students with accessible and professional academic support services that enhance success and retention. The LEC provides tutoring on a walk-in basis for undergraduate science, math, statistics and foreign language courses. UT’s highly trained tutors help students may help you prepare for tests, understand new concepts and improve your proficiency in various courses. Students also may access online tutoring, where they can chat live with a tutor or post a question. An eTutor and student share a live workspace, where they communicate through various tools, including chat, voice and video, whiteboard, file sharing and application sharing.
The LEC also offers Supplemental Instruction (SI) which is a series of peer-led, weekly study sessions for students enrolled in select courses. The SI method has been proven to increase understanding of coursework and improve grades. SI is free and available to students enrolled in the course offering the program. Academic workshops are available in a variety of topics including:
- Praxis test preparation,
- ACT preparation,
- Study skills,
- Time management, and
- Note-taking skills.
Individualized appointments are available for students interested in maximizing their learning potential. The LEC website provides a variety of resources for academic development.
Locations: Larimer Athletic Complex, Room 2030
Web site: www.utoledo.edu/success/saas/
Student Athlete Academic Services (SAAS) is a student-centered, university resource that supports the academic enrichment and life skill development of all Rocket student-athletes. The Department of Athletics at The University of Toledo recognizes the unique needs of student-athletes’ healthy balance of meeting athletic demands while maintaining satisfactory academic standards. SAAS provides a variety of services to assist student-athletes with their academic progress. Services include:
- Guidance with course scheduling,
- Study table,
- Making appointments with appropriate University offices,
- Individual/group tutoring, and
- Academic and career counseling.
SAAS is located in Larimer Athletic Complex. The Rocket Academic Center includes staff offices, tutoring rooms and a computer lab with desktop workstations.
TRIO Student Support Services is a federally funded program that provides a comprehensive range of academic and other support services to low-income, first-generation and disabled students who need assistance in academic and personal development to enhance their chances of graduation. Students are accepted their freshman through senior years and remain with the program for the duration of their undergraduate studies.
TRIO Student Support Services provide the following functions:
- Identification and recruitment of enrolled students with academic need who meet federal program criteria of first-generation, disabled, low-income or a combination of these;
- Individual and group support in the form of advising, mentoring and tutoring;
- Academic advising and monitoring in order to enhance persistence;
- Career and financial aid counseling, graduate school and money management mentoring to improve economic outcomes beyond graduation; and
- Collaboration with University of Toledo student programs in order to enhance student experiences leading to retention and graduation.
The Writing Center offers free writing assistance to all UT students. Our writing tutors are educated in various disciplines and can assist with a variety of assignments. They offer individual instruction to students at any stage of academic or personal writing. Students may meet with Writing Center tutors to generate ideas, organize notes and thoughts, and receive feedback on drafts or complete papers. The following are often reviewed by our tutors:
- Research papers,
- Creative writing,
- Grant proposals,
- Professional publications, and
- Scholarship/job applications.
The Writing Center’s website has many writing resources, including information on proper grammar, revision and editorial recommendations and various citation styles. All writing tutorials require an appointment. Appointments can be scheduled online via the Writing Center webpage.