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Tutoring

Content Tutoring

To receive tutoring in any course offered at Viterbo, visit the Academic Resource Center and complete a Tutoring Request/Information Form.

Supplemental Instruction (SI)

SI tutoring will be available for the following classes for Spring 2019. Tutoring times will be announced in class.

  • BIOL 104
  • BIOL 114
  • BIOL 160
  • BIOL 161
  • BIOL 203
  • BIOL 296
  • CHEM 106

 

    Writing Assistance and Resources - Undergraduate

    What is it?

    • Writing specialists will offer help at any stage of the writing process and answer questions about formatting in APA, MLA, AMA, and Chicago Style.
    • Specialists model correct writing practices related to structure, coherence, grammar, punctuation, and usage.  
    • Specialists do not proofread papers or provide feedback concerning subject content.

    Scheduling

    • Students make appointments by going to Genbook and choosing Undergraduate Writing.
    • Appointments are 30-minutes in length.  
    • Plan ahead! Schedule in advance to ensure a convenient appointment time.
    • After implementing the specialist’s comments, students may schedule subsequent appointments.

    APA Walk-In Clinic

    • Tuesdays and Wednesdays 1:00-2:00 pm. No appointment needed.
    • Immediate help regarding in-text citations, references list, paper format, and other general questions.
    • CAL students email questions to arc@viterbo.edu.

    For additional information, access Frequently Asked Questions. Specific questions may be emailed to the writing specialists: Ben Larsenbplarsen@viterbo.edu and Melissa Giefer, mkgiefer@viterbo.edu

    For Viterbo’s graduate students, visit the Graduate Writing Assistance pull-down tab found below.

    Helpful Resources

    Punctuation, Grammar, and Usage

    APA Style

    MLA Style

    Chicago Style

    Writing Assistance and Resources - Graduate

    What is it?

    • Lindsay Cummings, the Graduate Writing Specialist, can provide writing assistance for graduate students for any paper (e.g., literature review, thesis, capstone paper, seminar paper, annotated bibliography).
    • The writing specialist will offer help at any stage of the writing process and answer questions about formatting in APA, MLA, AMA, and Chicago Style.
    • The specialist DOES NOT proofread papers. Rather, she models correct writing practices.
    • Comments are restricted to structure, coherence, grammar, punctuation, and usage.  The writing specialist does not provide feedback concerning subject content.

    Online Writing Assistance

    • Students can submit papers using this Form for Graduate Writing Assistance.
       
    • Students should list any concerns and/or identify specific areas of the paper they would like reviewed.
    • Students will receive an email confirming that the paper has been received and providing an approximate turnaround time for the paper. The specialist will typically return papers via email within two days.
    • PAPER VOLUME: If the volume of requests is high, the turnaround time for a paper may exceed two days. Students should allow for plenty of time when submitting papers due to the potential for high demand.
    • PAPER LENGTH: Papers longer than 20 pages may take up to a week to review. Please plan accordingly.
    • PLAGIARISM: If the specialist encounters material in a student’s paper that has been plagiarized, the specialist will stop reviewing the paper and send it back to the student (and CC: ARC Director Jane Eddy) with an explanation of the issue.  

    Face-to-Face Writing Assistance

    • Graduate writing assistance is primarily conducted online, but face-to-face appointments can be arranged upon request.
    • Students should indicate on the graduate writing form that they are requesting face-to-face assistance. The specialist will arrange a date, time, and place for the appointment within three days of receiving the request.
    • Specific questions about graduate writing assistance may be emailed to Lindsay Cummings at gradwriting@viterbo.edu

    Helpful Resources

    Punctuation, Grammar, and Usage

    APA Style

    Math Assistance and Resources

    Math Tutoring

    Math tutoring is provided by the Math Specialist and peer tutors.

    - Sign up for weekly tutoring in the ARC by completing a tutor request form.
    - Make appointments as needed with the Math Specialist through Genbook.

    General Math Websites

     

    Statistics Resources

    Reading Assistance and Resources

    The Reading Specialist teaches reading and note taking strategies in one-on-one appointments, which can be made by going to Genbook

    If you think you might benefit from personalized reading assistance, please start with this 3-minute Self-Evaluation.

     

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    Workshops

    We offer on-campus and online workshops.

    On-campus workshops schedule 

    Date Time Location Topic
    Jan. 23    3:30 pm    MRC 332    Time Management Strategies
    Jan. 24    12:30 pm    MRC 332    Test Taking Strategies
    Mar. 20    12:30 pm    MRC 332    Time Management Strategies
    Mar. 21    4:00 pm    MRC 332    Test Taking Strategies

     

    Online Workshops

    Contact Melissa Growt for access to the workshops below:

    Math Workshops:

    • How to Be a Great Math Student 

    Study Skills Workshops:

    • College Survival Skills
    • Time Management/Overcoming Procrastination
    • Test Taking Strategies/Coping with Test Anxiety/Preparing for Finals
    • I Got a Starfish Flag: Now What?

    Online PowerPoint Workshops 

    Nursing Math Test Information

    NURSING MATH TEST
     

    Every fall and spring, Viterbo’s math specialist offers the Nursing Math Test that needs to be passed prior to applying to the nursing program. Materials are available to help students prepare for the test. Remediation is available when retakes are needed.

    Students are encouraged to complete the testing during the first semester of their freshman year; however, it can be completed any semester as long as it is passed prior to submitting their application. For students who are admitted to Viterbo directly into the Nursing sequence, the Test must be passed the semester they enter Viterbo. 

    The Test covers content including:

    • Decimals
    • Fractions
    • Percents
    • Ratios and Proportions
    • Conversions among the Metric and Household systems

    All students who have declared Nursing as their major will have access to the Nursing Math Information Moodle site until they have passed the Nursing Math Test. On that site, students will have access to the link needed to sign up for the Test, along with access to documents and video links to help study for the Test.

    Testing times are as follows:

    - Week 3 of Fall Semester
    ​- Week 2 of Spring Semester

    • Monday: 3 - 4:30 pm
    • Tuesday: 3 - 4:30 pm
    • Friday: 1:30 - 3 pm

    If a student does not pass, they will attend a review session the following week and then retake the test until they pass. Remediation is available prior to each retake. 

    For more information:
    Beth Gaedy, Math Specialist
    Murphy Center Room 332
    608-796-3192
    emgaedy@viterbo.edu

    Study Skills Resources

    Study Skills Resources

    For more information, contact Melissa Growt, academic counselor, at mjgrowt@viterbo.edu. Appointments are also available using Genbook.

    Study Skills Handouts

    Testing in the ARC

    Testing Hours:
    Monday–Thursday 7 a.m.–6:30 p.m. (Exams proctored must be completed by 6:15 p.m.)
    Friday 7 a.m.–4 p.m. (Exams proctored must be completed by 3:45 p.m.)
    *Note: Quieter times for testing in the ARC are Monday–Thursday 7 a.m.–8 a.m. and 4–6:30 p.m. and Fridays 7 a.m.–8 a.m.

    If you have a documented disability, contact Jane Eddy at jleddy@viterbo.edu

    Honor Code for Testing in the Academic Resource Center
    No notes, books, Apple/Fitbit watches, or electronic devices may be used to access information while testing unless permission has been granted by the instructor and communicated to Academic Resource Center staff.

    Academic Advising

    Academic Resource Center staff members are available to help students maximize opportunities for success in choosing a major and achieving excellence. To meet with an academic advisor appoinments should be made through Genbook. The following Academic Resource Center staff are academic advisors:

    During each semester your advisor will:

    • get to know you
    • identify your strengths, weaknesses, and interests
    • assist you with making a smooth transition to college
    • explore possible academic majors
    • address academic challenges
    CLEP Exams

    COLLEGE LEVEL EXAMINATION PROGRAM (CLEP)

    CLEP Exams enable students to earn college credit.

    At Viterbo, CLEP exams are scheduled individually and are administered Monday–Friday 7 a.m.– 4 p.m. and must be completed by 4 p.m. All CLEP exams are by appointment and are only administered to Viterbo students or students planning to enroll in the subsequent semester. A minimum of one week prior notice should be provided and requests will be accommodated based on availability.

    To schedule your exam, contact:
    Jane Eddy, Director, Academic Resource Center
    jleddy@viterbo.edu or 608-796-3194

    Students can register for up to two exams on a test date. CLEP exams consist of 90-minute multiple choice objective tests.  Students are also required to register at the CLEP website http://clep.collegeboard.org/register/exam before the test date. If you have questions, contact Jane Eddy, Director of the Academic Resource Center, Murphy Center Room 332, Viterbo University, 900 Viterbo Drive, La Crosse, WI 54601, or phone 608-796-3194. Students repeating a CLEP exam must leave six months between test dates.

    View http://clep.collegeboard.org/test-samples for sample questions.

    Summer Writing Assistance

    Writing Assistance 

    • All summer tutoring offered for writing will be ONLINE ONLY. Students may use the online writing specialist.

    • Writing assistance for graduate and undergraduate students is offered by Lindsay Cummings, Viterbo's Graduate Writing Specialist.

    • The writing specialist will offer help at any stage of the writing process and on any type of paper.She can answer questions about formatting in APA, MLA, AMA, and Chicago Style.

    • The specialist DOES NOT proofread papers. Rather, she models correct writing practices.

    • Comments are restricted to structure, coherence, grammar, punctuation, and usage.  The writing specialist does not provide feedback concerning subject content.

    • For GRADUATE writing assistance, students can submit papers using this Form for Graduate Writing Assistance. You will submit your paper with this form.

    • For UNDERGRADUATE writing assistance, students can submit papers using this Form for Form for Summer Undergraduate Writing Assistance. You will submit your paper with this form.

    • Students should list any concerns and/or identify specific areas of the paper they would like reviewed.

    • Students will receive an email confirming that the paper has been received and providing an approximate turnaround time for the paper. The specialist will typically return papers via email within two to three days.

    • PAPER VOLUME: If the volume of requests is high, the turnaround time for a paper may exceed three days. Students should allow for plenty of time when submitting papers due to the potential for high demand. Depending on the volume of requests, availability of writing assistance may be adjusted throughout the summer.

    • PAPER LENGTH: Papers longer than 20 pages may take up to a week to review. Please plan accordingly.

    • Specific questions about summer writing assistance may be emailed to Lindsay Cummings at gradwriting@viterbo.edu

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