Tiger Tutoring: A Program Built for Excellence
By Shayla Simmons
Meter Staff Writer
College is a time that can be very stressful for many students. And for incoming freshmen, many must learn to balance classes with their new-found freedom.
Some students juggle sports and clubs while trying to keep their grades at the highest levels. Yet sometimes there are classes that are simply difficult to grasp.
No matter the reason, the faculty of Tennessee State University has joined together to help the student body by creating Tiger Tutoring in 2010. Since the program reopened in August, students have flocked to the tutoring center. “Once we opened our doors we saw about 75 students in those first two weeks,” said Julie Roberts, program coordinator and Director of Academic Success.
The TSU Tiger Tutoring Program is designed to engage students in their studies as well as point them in the direction of additional academic support. “The program is unique in the sense that professors at the university personally tutor students in their areas of expertise, and it is not just limited to Math and English,” Roberts added.
On the contrary, tutoring is available for other subjects such as Biology, Chemistry, Psychology, Sociology as well as the basic Math and English though availability varies daily for each subject. Tiger Tutoring also does not require an appointment to receive help. Any student can obtain help as a walk-in.
Tiger Tutoring is available Monday through Friday in room 202 of the Student Success Center beginning at 4:30 pm and ending at 8:00 pm.
CUTLINES For students looking to get ahead in class or receive a little extra help, one needs to look no further than Tiger Tutoring. The personable professors of the university volunteers to offer pupils one-on-one tutoring in multiple subject areas. Since the program’s founding in 2010 faculty and students alike have seen an increase in test scores. Photo by Shayla Simmons