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[Michele] [MU Learning Center Tutor] Hi! I'm Michelle, a tutor and an undergraduate here at Mizzou.
[Michele] [MU Learning Center Tutor] We’re in the Student Success Center on Lowry Mall.
Here through these doors into The Learning Center,
you can make an appointment for an undergraduate writing tutor.
As a student qualified through Disability Services,
you get additional one on one tutoring support.
One common misconception about tutoring
is that only struggling students use our services,
when in fact as a tutor I can assure you
we see two thirds of the Freshman class
and a third of all undergraduates.
Writing tutors can help you with any paper that you are working on
at any stage of the writing process.
We can help you with the research process, brainstorming,
organizing your ideas, or revising your drafts.
On the learning center home page
you can make an appointment with the writing lab or a writing intensive tutor.
When you are online you can submit your paper to the online writery;
tutors usually respond within 24 hours.
Also on our home page you will find the times and locations
of our small group study sessions, located across campus
and in some residence halls,
for Spanish, statistics, math, and many other courses.
[James Galloway] [MU Learning Center Tutor] Hi! I'm James Galloway.
[James Galloway] [MU Learning Center Tutor] I’m a tutor at the Student Success Center.
[James Galloway] [MU Learning Center Tutor] We offer individualized tutoring for a wide range of classes
from accounting to foreign languages, from mathematics to zoology.
As a biology and chemistry tutor,
I spend my sessions helping students review their lecture notes for the week,
helping them make study materials like flash cards to review,
or maybe just pop quizzing them, preparing for an exam.
I think that the keys to our success here at the Student Success Center
are our abilities to tailor our learning strategies for each student
to meet their unique needs
and our ability to foster long term relationships
between our students and our tutors.
If you want to take advantage of our services,
come by our front office and schedule an appointment.
As I mentioned earlier you qualify for additional contact tutoring
in these or any other subjects.
It may take up to two weeks to schedule your sessions with a tutor
so make sure to make your request early in the semester.
[Patriella] [MU Learning Center Tutor] Good day, good evening and good afternoon.
[Patriella] [MU Learning Center Tutor] I am Patriella Lifeburner, a tutor as well as a tutee
[Patriella] [MU Learning Center Tutor] here at the Science Spot at the Learning Center.
here at the Science Spot at the Learning Center.
I have been a tutor for two years
and I actually started here as a tutee.
My first year here I was pretty nervous,
I am a transfer student from the College of the Bahamas;
yes, I am from Nassau, the Bahamas,
so I came here to this big school
where there were 300 students in one class.
I was so confused. Chem 1310 was one of my most difficult,
but yet rewarding grades at the end of the semester
because of my wonderful tutor named Nick.
He was so supportive. He had answered any questions that I had
and he also was available during the extra times
that I didn’t have appointments with him for.
It was wonderful,
but it was still a little bit more challenging
than the regular high school work.
So when you are thinking about,
"Oh, I don’t need to go to the Student Success Center,
Learning Center, tutor, advisor, or anything like that."
No, you do!
College work is a lot more challenging than high school work.
It is a lot more challenging
than anything that you can possibly think of.
Because professors are going to think of
their class as being the only class that you are going to be doing,
and no other class,
but you are going to have other classes just the same.
Especially if you are a science major,
you are going to have biology, chemistry,
and then sometimes even math and physics incorporated in your semester.
It is a challenging time.
I hope I have answered a few of your questions
about tutoring services here at MU.
We hope to see you in The Learning Center.
[Brad Freeman] [Graduated MU Student] Hello! My name is Brad Freeman.
[Brad Freeman] [Graduated MU Student] I have been a student at MU for the last 5 ½ years,
from August of 2003 to May of 2009,
and I’d like to talk to prospective students
about how to survive your college career.
Now I realize that college isn’t as stressful as high school,
but has its own built in stresses,
such as your attendents not showing up,
your fine motor skills may be hindered like mine,
and your ability to finish the work may be difficult.
But I recommend if you be proactive with your teachers,
let them know ahead of time that you have a disability,
and what you need them to do in order to assist you
they'll be more forthcoming with help.
And in the event that a teacher is not as forthcoming,
because I've had those too,
you may want to take a teacher that you like
and has worked with you before
in order to be able to succeed in college.
And also make sure to use your resources
like Disability Services, the Career Center,
Adaptive Technologies, and the Student Success Center
because these organizations will be able to help you
in succeeding in college.
So if I have any closing advice, it would be
make sure to take control of your college career
like anything else in your life,
be proactive, and always make sure to be friendly,
because you never know when you will need a friend to help.
So thank you for your time
and I hope this was helpful for those students that are worried about college.
And greetings from the Theatre Department!