We recognize that TRIO Peer Tutoring is crucial to the success of many TRIO students. Through virtual tutoring, it is our hope that students will continue to build personal relationships with peers who are specifically concerned about their development as learners in this virtual academic community. Thank you for your patience as we transition from physical in-person tutoring to online tutoring sessions.
One-on-One Peer Tutoring
Online TRIO Tutoring begins Monday, March 23, 2020 and will continue as one-on-one on the same day and time (CDT- Kansas Time) as before Spring Break. Peer Tutors will email students and provide a custom Zoom URL with 10-digit meeting ID (https://kansas.zoom.us/j/10-digit). This is the link should be used each to initiate each online tutoring session. TRIO students will continue to receive reminders through Jayhawk GPS approximately 12-hours prior to the tutor appointment.
Tutors will continue to log Absences, Reschedules, and Reschedule Absences. Between March 23-April 3, any absences will not count towards tutoring suspension. After April 3rd, the absence policy will be in effect.
Writing Assistance

The TRIO Writing Tutor, Katie Brauer, will continue to help any TRIO SES & STEM student with any type of undergraduate writing assignment. TRIO students are expected to email Katie Brauer (katbrauer04@ku.edu) at least 24 hours in advance with a brief description of the type of help needed and available times for a virtual meeting.
Math Drop-In
Please log into the online Zoom Math Drop-In as often as you need, stay as long as you would like (see schedule below). Please attempt homework before asking for help and be aware that tutors may be tutoring multiple students in the online Zoom meeting.

Math Drop-In Schedule as of 3/23/20:

8:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
2:00 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m
8:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. 

Please let Michelle D. Wilson, Academic Coordinator, know if you have any questions or concerns at michellewilson@ku.edu.

To receive tutoring, where do I begin?

Peer tutoring begins with your Student Success Specialist (SSS), who will then schedule a meeting for you with your Academic Coordinator (AC). The AC is responsible for matching you with a tutor(s).

Who provides tutoring services?

We have assembled a highly qualified and talented group of your peers to assist you with your class. Our tutors are not only well-versed in the subject area they tutor, but also are knowledgeable about test preparation, learning difficulties, study habits, and time management.

What are my responsibilities as a student?

It is your responsibility to attend all sessions prepared and on time. If you miss sessions your tutoring may be canceled.

  • Both excused and unexcused absences are considered an absence.
  • Sessions are a minimum of 50 minutes on the same day and time each week.
  • Rescheduling sessions are to be kept at a minimum and are contingent on the tutor’s availability

What is a peer tutor?

A peer tutor meets with participants weekly. Because of this consistent contact, a peer tutor often becomes an important person in participants’ lives. Therefore, it is mandatory that a peer tutor be professional and cognizant of the roles that they play. A successful peer tutor is a helper, a role-model, and a TRIO SES & STEM representative.

Will TRIO have a peer tutor for my course/s?

We cannot guarantee that a tutor will be found for all tutoring requests, especially junior-senior level courses or for students with limited time availability. We encourage TRIO students to meet with faculty/instructors during office hours and utilize campus resources such as course help rooms and supplemental instruction/ group tutoring provided by the Academic Achievement and Access Center (www.achievement.ku.edu).

What makes tutoring effective?

  1. Tutoring and mentoring establish positive bonds that students can draw from when interacting with fellow students, with university faculty and staff, and with future employers.
  2. Collaborative relationships focus on how a student functions as a student, both socially and academically. Students and their tutors and mentors work together toward specific, measurable goals with shared commitment.
  3. Peer tutoring outside of our Math Drop-in resource center are one-on-one relationships. Often other teaching/learning formats are ineffective because group settings include numerous distractions and may not address individual difference in learning styles.

What is the International Tutor Training Program Certification (ITTPC)?

ITTPC provides professionals with the opportunity to create, improve, and expand tutor and mentor training for a campus’ unique programs. CRLA-certified programs demonstrate high standards:

  • Certification provides recognition and positive reinforcement for tutors’ and mentors’ successful work
  • Certification sets professional standards of skill and training for tutors and mentors
  • Certification augments program credibility for administrators and institutions

What CRLA levels can tutors receive?

  • Level 1
  • Level 2
  • Level 3

KU Tutor Training Partners

Michelle Wilson
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
TRIO SES & STEM Academic Coordinator