How Can the Learning Commons Support You and Your Students?
It can be beneficial to bring your students to the Learning Commons to learn about the academic assistance available to them.
Writing, Reading, Speech Assistance has a variety of interactive modules, or workshops, to support the goals and course objectives of instructors across all areas of study at College of DuPage. These workshops, available on campus and through Zoom, are designed to focus on different aspects of writing, reading, multi-modal assignments, and public speaking and are 50-75 minutes long depending on the workshop/instructor's needs. If you are interested in scheduling a mini module or if you want to know more about them, please call (630) 942-3355 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Learning Commons invites you to use the following verbiage (copy and paste into your syllabus) as you see fit to inform your students about the academic assistance opportunities available to them:
Math Assistance Area:
Math Assistance provides one-on-one, drop-in tutoring sessions with degreed STEM professionals in-person and online for math, physics, chemistry and CIS courses. Visit us in the Learning Commons (SRC2102), call (630) 942-3339, email email@example.com, or find us on Blackboard under the Student Support tab (Learning Commons: One-Stop Academic Support → Math Assistance Area Live!). For more information about our services, visit the math assistance website.
Tutoring Services offers free course-based and study strategy tutoring to currently enrolled COD students. Most appointments and drop-ins take place in the Learning Commons in the Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 2102. Other tutoring services occur elsewhere on main campus or online. For online assistance, visit https://bb.cod.edu and click on the "Student Support" tab. For more information or to make an appointment, visit Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 2102, call (630) 942-3686, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit the Tutoring Services website.
Writing, Reading, Speech Assistance for any classes:
Writing, Reading, Speech Assistance (WRSA) in the Learning Commons provides coaching sessions for College of DuPage students who are working on assignments in any academic discipline. We help students develop and strengthen writing, reading, and presentation skills and strategies. Appointments are available face-to-face, online, or through email. For more information or to make an appointment, visit Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 2102, call (630) 942-3355, visit https://bb.cod.edu and click on the "Student Support" tab, email email@example.com, or visit Writing, Reading, Speech Assistance.
Writing, Reading, Speech Assistance for ELS/ELA classes:
Writing, Reading, Speech Assistance (WRSA) in the Learning Commons offers the opportunity for students to practice their English skills. Students are encouraged to have a session with a Writing, Reading, Speech Assistance coach to get assistance with their reading, writing, or presentation assignments, as well as to improve their English speaking/conversation skills. For more information or to make an appointment, visit Student Resource Center (SRC) Room 2102, call (630) 942-3355, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit Learning Commons ELA/ELS Services.
Our goals are to engage students in thinking and writing about their drafts, to help them learn to be better writers, and to provide an interested and knowledgeable audience for their work. Please note, students who are enrolled in ELS writing classes should be encouraged to schedule face-to-face appointments instead of email coaching.
We are happy to talk with you about ways of incorporating email coaching into your online curriculum. Note: Full class uploads must be pre-arranged with Writing, Reading, Speech Assistance (WRSA) to staff readers accordingly. Please reach out if you have any questions at all.
In order for students to submit a draft, they will need to register with Writing, Reading, Speech Assistance (WRSA) by following the instructions on the WRSA webpage.
Guided Study Groups are group tutoring sessions specific to a course section. They are initiated by instructor request. The instructor meets with the tutor for one hour a week to prepare materials for that week's session. To set up a Guided Study Group for your course call (630) 942-3686 or contact Sandra Marchetti at email@example.com.
Tutoring begins interviewing potential peer tutors for the next semester around midterms
(ex: Spring tutors interview in October) and finalizes the candidates about a month
before the term ends. Because all tutors must be thoroughly vetted and trained before
they can officially work, the hiring process can take a while; we suggest sending
us the names of your recommendations as soon as possible to ensure the student can
be considered for the upcoming term. Be sure to ask the student if they are interested
in the job before suggesting them!
To recommend a tutor, please fill out the faculty recommendation for peer tutor applicant form and send it to Sandra Marchetti at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Share great assistance opportunities with your students by adding a Learning Commons link and uploading the flyers below to your blackboard shell.
- ELA/ELS Support
- Math Assistance Area flyer
- Writing, Reading, Speech Assistance (WRSA)
Questions, Comments, Suggestions?
Let us know how we are doing. Send us an email, give us a call (630) 942-3941, or stop by SRC 2102 if you have a suggestion on how we can better assist your students.
Writing, Reading, Speech Assistance