1. What subjects can I get tutoring in? (Math, science, psychology, criminal justice, foreign language )
The Learning Center (LC) offers tutoring in many math and science areas, and
has included subjects such as accounting, algebra, anatomy & physiology,
biology, calculus, chemistry I & II, criminal justice, finite math, fundamental
skills for math, logic & problem solving, organismal biology, organic chemistry,
physics, probability & statistics, research design, Spanish and trigonometry.
The Writing Center (WC) has student tutors trained to help with writing in many
different content areas.
2. What do I need to do in order to get a tutor of my own?
Getting academic help is as simple as coming in to the Center for Academic Services
(CAS; 208 Peabody Hall) or the Writing and Learning Center (WLC; 210 Peabody
Hall). Professionals are available to help students line up the services they
need to be successful. Students needing a tutor may feel comfortable going to
the WLC and lining up their own tutor. Many students come first to the CAS for
assistance in finding the right tutor or asking for more general academic assistance.
Either way, all types of students--both students who are having academic challenges
and students who are excelling academically--are finding their way to the CAS
and the WLC.
3. Where are tutoring sessions held?
The Learning Center is located in 210 Peabody Hall. Tutoring sessions offered
through the Learning Center are conducted in 210 Peabody Hall. However, there
are other tutoring services available to Husson students. Other locations that
have historically offered tutoring sessions include the Center for Academic Services
(208 Peabody Hall), the Accounting Lounge (244 Peabody Hall), and the Sawyer
Library and the G. Peirce Webber Campus Center.
4. When are tutor sessions held?
Tutoring sessions are generally held Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00
p.m. Dependent on tutor availability, evening sessions may also be available. Individual
tutoring sessions may be scheduled at other times as well. An academic counselor
in the Center for Academic Services (208 Peabody Hall) can assist you in finding
a time to meet with a tutor or academic counselor that works with your class
schedule. Review the current WLC tutor schedule to determine a time that
best fits your schedule.
5. How long does a tutoring session last?
The length of the tutoring session will vary based on student need. Typically
tutoring sessions last between 30-60 minutes.
6. Do I get to pick when to meet with a tutor or are there pre-set times?
You will pick a time to meet with the tutors based on the pre-set tutor schedule.
There is typically enough variety in the tutor schedule to accommodate your availability.
7. Who are the tutors and what makes them eligible to tutor me?
The Writing Center and Learning Center (WLC) employ both peer (student) and professional
tutors. Peer tutors are students who have excelled in coursework and have been
trained in how to assist students struggling in those particular courses. Professional
tutors are faculty and staff with expertise in one or more areas who work part
time to tutor in their area of expertise. The Center for Academic Services (CAS)
employs three professional academic counselors to assist with tutoring and general
8. What do I bring to my tutoring session?
What you bring to the session will vary based on the reason for your visit. You
typically will bring your textbook, the assignment, your notes, and any other
class material that may be referenced during your tutoring session.
9. Do I need to bring a laptop if I have questions on my online homework?
There are three computers in the Learning Center for student use. Online homework
can be accessed via these computers. Wifi internet access is available in the
Learning Center, so you can always bring your laptop to your tutoring session
and work from it.
10. What can academic counseling do for me?
The Center for Academic Services (CAS; 208 Peabody Hall) works with students
to line up appropriate academic tutoring from the Writing Center/Learning Center
(WLC; 210 Peabody Hall), to develop individual academic learning plans, to provide
academic counseling, to assist in choosing a major, to assist in learning time
management and study skills, to provide accommodations to students with learning
disabilities and to generally navigate the path to academic success.
11. How much will it cost me for tutoring services?
Not a cent. Tutoring services are free of charge to Husson University students.
12. What other kinds of help are available?
Supplemental Instructors (SIs) are also available for several science classes.
SIs are students who have already taken and excelled in the class in which they
are a supplement instructor and know how to assist students struggling with the
subject matter. They attend the class again with current students and reteach/review
the material with students on a weekly basis in both whole group and individual