AAC celebrates National Tutoring Week
Saturday, October 23rd, 2010
The Academic Achievement Center (AAC) celebrated the National Tutoring Week during the week of Oct. 4. The celebration concluded on Thursday with a Trick or Treat event at the AAC. Tutors were presented with a small token of appreciation, and students were able to meet the tutors and gather helpful study tips while trick or treating.
JJ Wierenga, one of our ESL/Writing tutors, made balloon animals and hats for those who attended the event.
The AAC mission is to educate, empower, and inspire students to become independent and successful lifelong learners. The AAC offers many services that support this mission. Visit our webpage at http://ltu.edu/aac/ for a complete list of services, which are free to Lawrence Tech students.
AAC tutors are dedicated students and faculty members. They are hired based on their academic excellence, interpersonal skills, and faculty recommendations. Student tutors work between 5-20 hours per week and sometimes tutor up to 10 students in a day.
Research indicates that peer tutoring promotes active learning and benefits the tutor and the tutee. Peer tutoring has a positive effect on students’ long-term retention of information and helps students obtain higher course grades and GPA.
Tutoring is available for key courses in architecture and design, chemistry, computer science, engineering, ESL conversation, mathematics, physics, and writing. Fall hours are 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday. Come on in! You do not need an appointment to see a tutor. Check the most up-to-date tutor schedule at ltu.edu/aac/tutoring.asp?_wds=cs.
National Tutoring Week is celebrated every year during the first week in October. Thank you, tutors, for your service.
– Gladys Avilés, Director, Academic Achievement Center