To some, the meaning of Harris Hall on the University of Arkansas at Monticello’s campus means a lot more than just seeking help with the financial aid or getting an identification card made. It means a place where they receive help with subjects they struggle with.
The tutoring center, located on the third floor of Harris Hall, supplies help for all areas of study. Students can get help in areas such as math, science, English and history. Director of Counseling, Testing and Career Services Laura Hughes said they staff nine tutors in all. Most of the tutors help with general education courses. However, some tutors help in the specific area of their major.
Students can get tutoring Monday - Thursday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Students wishing to get help with their school work do not have to make an appointment. The tutoring services are free for all current students at UAM.
Cody Rowland, one of the nine tutors, said, “Everyone needs a tutor at sometime or another.” He went on to say several students come here to do their homework, and they will ask a tutor to look over it to see if they got the correct answers.
Rowland also said, “We try to get them to believe that they can do well.” Helping to build students’ confidence will help them succeed in the course.
Out of sheer desperation and the need to stay at 13 course hours, sophomore Pam Cameron took advantage of the free tutoring. She went for help with her astronomy homework. By going to tutoring she found out she needed two things to help her in the course. One, a calculator that performed a certain function and she needed to brush up on her algebra skills.
Cameron plans to go back tutoring. “You’re paying for it so why not use it,” she said.
Not only do students get the chance to receive help with their classes, but they also get the opportunity to attend various workshops. The workshops give students advice on ways to help them achieve success while in school. Gateway Student Support Systems and the tutoring department both work together to provide students with these workshops.
Tutoring sessions are also available at different residence halls at selected times during the week. Any current UAM student can attend any of the sessions. The locations and times include:
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ŠThe Voice 2007
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