Take Advantage of Tutoring!
Whether you need extra help in a course or just need further clarification of key concepts, Shenandoah University offers peer-tutoring sessions free of charge to Shenandoah students.
Our office is located on the 3rd Floor of Smith Library.
For more information, stop by our office or call (540) 665-4928.
What To Know About Tutoring At SU
Learning Link Tutors at Shenandoah
of students who receive tutoring earn a C or better
Average GPA of students who receive tutoring
of students who receive tutoring earn a A or B
Average GPA of students who met with a tutor 5 times or more
The cost of receiving Learning Link tutoring at SU
How to Sign up for a Tutor
- Visit https://star.su.edu/
- Select tutoring in the drop down menu.
- If you know the tutor you would like to work with, you can select their name from the consultant list. If not, you can leave this part blank.
- Select the course you would like a tutor in from the drop down menu under section and press search.
- Select the session that works best for you and select it.
- Choose a reason for why you’re signing up for a tutor.
- Enter your preferred method of communication.
- Press save!
- It is the responsibility of your tutor to contact you. The Academic Enrichment Center recommends that after a reasonable amount of time, if your tutor has not contacted you, come back to the Academic Enrichment Center for another name. If you need help in a class for which we have no tutors registered, we will contact your professor and ask him/her to recommend someone who can help you.
- If you have a scheduled appointment with your tutor, make every effort to keep the appointment. If you cannot make it due to some unavoidable circumstance, you must make a reasonable effort to let your tutor know ahead of time. If you fail to keep three appointments with no prior notice, you will be ineligible for tutoring for the rest of the semester.
- Please be on time for your tutoring sessions. Your tutor has been instructed to wait for you for 15 minutes. After that, the tutor may leave and the session is counted as a “no show.”
- Attending class regularly is a prerequisite for receiving tutoring. Your professor receives a notice from your tutor after each session. He/she is instructed to let us know if you are not attending and preparing for class.
- Keep in mind that you will receive the most benefit if you see your tutor on a regular basis – not just before a test. Prepare for your tutoring sessions:
- Keep up with your textbook reading. Mark items you do not understand so that you can ask your tutor about them.
- Bring your class notes, text, handouts, etc. to your tutoring session.
- Let your tutor know when you are scheduled for a test and what the test will cover.
- When you get a test back, bring it to your next session, if possible, so that your tutor can help you review what you missed.
- Remember – tutoring will not benefit you if you do not also spend a sufficient amount of time on your own with your subject, attend class regularly, and do assigned work.
- If you need help in a subject for which there is a great demand for tutors, you may be asked to be in a small group instead of a one-on-one tutoring situation. Groups can be very beneficial – you can learn from each other as well as from your tutor.
Thank you so much for your help in preparing for our EX PHYS exams and for answering any questions we have. You make the review fun and create a safe space for everyone to learn. I’ve learned plenty from our review sessions that I may have missed during class. And I love the kahoots! – Kelsey Pendzich
I love working with Kiana! She is amazing. At first, I was nervous about working with a tutor, but Kiana instantly put me at ease. It always feels like we study together instead of her “teaching” me, which I really appreciate. She has helped broaden my understanding of the Spanish language and grammar and helped me do really well on exams. I love Kiana! – Taylor Bullis
Skills that students say their tutor has helped them with:
- Note taking skills
- How to read a textbook
- Reviewed confusing material
- Worked on sight singing
- How to create a study guide
- How to learn
- Exam review
Students say that SU Learning Link Tutors Possess the Following Characteristics: