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What Is Tutoring?
Tutoring is one person helping another person develop the skills necessary to become an independent learner.
Why Should I Get A Tutor?
Tutoring can provide you with an opportunity to gain a more individualized learning experience. Working with a student or professional tutor can help you to improve your academic performance within a subject area, and learn valuable study skills that can help you in all of your classes.


What Are My Tutoring Options?
Student and professional tutors work with students individually or in small groups. All Ohio University Southern students are eligible for up to two hours of tutoring per week, at no cost. In addition, Drop-In Tutoring is available for OUS students during specified hours.


Who Are The Ohio University Southern Tutors?
OUS tutors are students that have achieved a minimum of a 3.0 cumulative grade point average, and have earned at least a “B” in the subjects they are tutoring. Tutors receive training and have the primary goal of helping students achieve academic independence. The Student Success Center also employs some professional tutors to work with students.


For Which Classes Are Tutors Available?
The majority of tutoring is provided for 100 and 200 level courses. Upper level students can usually make arrangements with their instructors for the help they need. Tutor availability is not guaranteed for any class, however every effort will be made to ensure that a student is paired with a tutor upon request.


How Do I Request A Tutor?
To request a tutor, come to The Student Success Center (or the main office at the Proctorville campus) and complete a Tutor Request Form. After receiving your completed form, The Student Success Center staff will give your contact information to a qualified tutor who will contact you personally to set up an initial tutoring session.


What Is Drop-In Tutoring?
Tutors are available so that students can "drop in" for assistance with specific questions or problems.


Where Does Drop-In Tutoring Occur?
In Ironton, tutors will be in The Student Success Center, which is located in Room 214 in the Collins Building. In Proctorville, tutors are located in classrooms at the Eastern Lawrence County Center.


Is Tutoring Guaranteed During Drop-In Tutoring?
Tutoring will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Tutors may need to limit the time they spend with each student, depending on the number of students waiting for assistance.


How Much Does It Cost?
Drop-In Tutoring is FREE for all Ohio University Southern students.




For more information contact:
Ashlie Bailey
Administrative Services Assistant
The Student Success Center
Phone: 740.533.4596
Fax: 740.547.3876