Have You Hugged a Tutor Today?

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I mean Northern tutors are pretty cool people and we just so happen to be celebrating National Tutor Appreciation Week this week…so I can’t really think of a better time to give our tutors a big ole’ hug of appreciation.

It could be you’re not the hugging type…which is totally fine with me…because I’m not a big hugger either…so I’ll give you another fantastic option…come by the ASC…you’ll notice a table of cards and a board where you can write a note to say:


“Hey __________ (specify tutor here), you are pretty amazing for being helpful and dedicated and enthusiastic and engaged and easy to talk to and patient and inquisitive and interesting and a good listener and courageous enough to say to the WVNCC world I have gifts and I’m not afraid to use them!”

I mean where would we be without our tutors? In trouble is where.

Or, better yet, maybe you’ve never met any of our tutors…if this is the case, it’d probably be borderline creepy to hug one or leave notes…so stop by the ASC and just check out what we do…you’re bound to meet one of these incredible tutors while you’re here.

So appreciate a tutor today…before it’s too late…and the week slips by…and you’re burdened by regret…and have 7 years of bad luck…and…

Not Another Lecture!?!?!

The following post is contributed by Supplemental Instructor for Anatomy & Physiology & Tutor Extraordinaire, Kris Matyskiela

Stat_SM_SIOne component of tutoring is known as Supplemental Instruction or SI.  An SI leader meets with a group of 3 or more students at a designated time and place each week and work together highlighting and reviewing important parts of your class lecture. The SI leader does not replace your teacher and SI is not a replacement for your class. SI is a ‘supplement’ to your class lectures and the leaders work closely with your teachers to stay up-to-date on course content, hand outs and lectures. No, SI is NOT another lecture! An SI leader can take the time to break down the “whole” of your class lecture, often spending more time on a troublesome topic/concept. Plus, you can participate more in the SI session and this affords an opportunity to learn from one another. Stop in the tutoring center to see if SI is offered for your class! If not, maybe one can be started.


Tutoring Schedule Fall 2015 (WHG)

logoBiology, Medical Terminology: Kris Matyskiela

Monday & Tuesday                 8:00-3:00

CIT: Nina Sparks

Monday & Wednesday           9:00-2:00

English, Speech, Psychology: Cathy Moore

Monday-Thursday                   11:00-4:00

English, Math 86, 98, 108, 210, General Science: Michael Kreuger

Monday & Friday                    10:00-2:00

Wednesday                             10:00-3:00

Math 86, 109, Microsoft Applications: Alice Holstein

Monday-Thursday                   8:00-1:00

All levels of Math, Applied Physics: Mary Shutler

Monday           10:30-1:00

Tuesday           10:30-1:00

Wednesday     10:15-12:45 & 2:30-5:00

Thursday         10:30-1:00 & 2:30-5:00

Friday              10:00-12:00     Applied Physics SI

                    12:00-2:00       Technical Math SI

Math: Bill Wilhelm

Hours TBD (primarily AM)

Accounting: Samantha Renzella

Wednesday     10:00-2:00


The Utmost…for the Reader

cathyA reader, not an author, decides how good a piece of writing is, so if a reader casts the written material aside, all writing is to no avail.   The author must consider the reader and decide how best to reach a particular reader.  This involves precise and extensive planning long before the reader is given the material, not the day before the material is due, nor the due date itself.

“Reading brings us unknown friends,” said Honore’ de Balzac.  The reader should connect with the author through the writing, and if the reader has no desire to read the writing, how can this be achieved?  It can’t, so thelove_on_mac_wallpapers_making_happy_people_770793_jpeg-1280x800 author has ignored the purpose.

Therefore, the highest regard must be made so that the reader is satisfied and is eager to read the writing.  Only then can a writing be considered to be complete.

Cathy Moore taught English Composition for over 13 years at Oklahoma City Community College and then West Liberty University after obtaining a Masters Degree from Oklahoma City University in 2001.

Cathy tutors Monday-Thursday / 10 am – 4 pm….stop by and see her for English and psychology tutoring.