Welcome to the Center for Academic Excellence Tutoring Program
The goal of our tutoring program is to help students become more independent learners. To this end, our trained peer tutors provide guidance and instruction, helping students to develop learning strategies, resource literacy, and understanding of concepts. We consult with faculty regarding tutoring policy and tutor hiring, and we welcome faculty input into the tutoring process. We do not do questioning and explanation. Our goal in each session is to help the student achieve that "Aha!" moment of intellectual integration.
How to Find a Tutor
The Student Tutoring Center uses tutor management software, Tutor Trac, which allows you to search for specific tutoring help and other academic support at Truman using any computer on the campus network or VPN. Please note that it will not work off campus unless you are using VPN!
You can find instructions for making appointments using Tutor Trac here. When you make an appointment, please include a phone number and any information you feel your tutor will need to know in the Notes section—your professor’s name (especially if you’re seeking tutoring on your professor’s recommendation), special accommodations, etc. Write down the location and time for the tutoring session you have chosen!
When you meet a tutor at the Student Tutoring Center or the MAC, he or she will take a moment to log your visit on Tutor Trac. Logging your visits will allow you to track your sessions and share them with your advisor or professor—you can view your visit history through the TutorTrac Main Menu. Logging visits also helps the Tutoring Center improve its services.
If you have any trouble finding help, please contact the Center for Academic Excellence Director at 660-785-4864 or firstname.lastname@example.org. If you cannot find a tutor for the subject you need, please submit a Tutor Request Form.
Tutoring is available at these locations:
Tutoring Center, 110 Kirk Building: Walk in or by appointment, tutoring is available Monday through Thursday 9:00am-5:00pm and Friday 9:00am-noon.
The MAC Tutoring Program in the Adair House: Walk in Tutoring available Sunday-Thursday 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
If you have questions regarding the schedule or subjects covered by tutoring, please email email@example.com for more information.
We're looking forward to helping you succeed!
Dr. Jack Holcomb
Director, Center for Academic Excellence