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  • Discipline at the University of Minnesota, Morris
  • Discipline at the University of Minnesota, Morris
  • Discipline at the University of Minnesota, Morris
  • Discipline at the University of Minnesota, Morris

Drop-In Study Rooms

What are study room sessions like?
Drop-in study rooms provide collaborative spaces to work with peers on daily work and test preparation. Tutors are available to assist students on a question-by-question basis, but students are strongly encouraged to partner with classmates. Tutor/tutee interactions are generally brief and intermittent.
Do students have to have an appointment?
No; simply visit the study room during open hours. Some students drop in for a few minutes to get assistance with a particular problem set while others use the room as a designated study spot.
What do students need to bring?
Students should bring their course syllabus, text and other readings, notes, and any other material that will help focus their study room time. Tutor interactions are more productive if students have read the assigned material and attempted the assigned daily work on their own.

Appointment-Based Tutoring

What are appointment-based tutor sessions like?
Students (either individually or in a small group) sit down with a trained peer tutor to work through course material. Tutor sessions are designed to help students understand course content and develop independent learning skills and strategies.
What are the benefits of signing up for tutoring sessions as a small group?
Students are encouraged to sign up for tutoring sessions with 1-3 other classmates. This focused, collaborative environment allows students to hear multiple perspectives and problem solving approaches and encourages students to be more active in their learning process.
Do students have to have an appointment?
No, but it guarantees students a spot; students with appointments get first priority. Tutors with open appointment times can work with people on a walk-in basis.
How long are appointments?
We work in 30 minute time blocks. Students can sign up for either a 30-minute or 60-minute appointment.
Are there any restrictions on how much time a student can have?
Yes. Students can sign up for a maximum of 60 minutes per course and a total of 120 minutes in a single week. We restrict sign-ups in this way so that more people have the opportunity to reserve times. Students who “no call/no show” for three sessions will not be able to schedule appointments for the remainder of the semester (they are still welcome to use walk-in services).
What do students need to bring?
Students should bring their course syllabus, text and other readings, notes, and any other material that will help focus the tutor session. Tutor sessions are more productive if students have read the assigned material and attempted the assigned daily work on their own.
Will a student’s professor know that the student participated in tutoring services?
If a student wants us to inform the professor, we can send a short note to him or her describing the session. Note that a faculty signature is required on tutor request forms. Remember that the professor is often the best academic resource for his or her course. We strongly encourage students to visit their professors’ office hours.