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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 DO NOT proofread papers. Rather, they model correct writing practices.
    • Comments are restricted to structure, coherence, grammar, punctuation, and usage.  Writing specialists do not provide feedback concerning subject content.
    • The specialist will use the scheduled time to discuss the paper with the student.

    Scheduling

    • Students make appointments by going to Genbook.
    • Appointments are 30-minutes in length.  Please limit appointments to one per day and two per week.
    • When scheduling an appointment, choose Undergraduate Writing and a specific specialist. If you choose "no preference," the first available sessions will be visible.
    • 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

    • Immediate help regarding in-text citations, references list, paper format, and other general questions.
    • Tuesdays and Wednesdays 1:00-2:00 pm.
    • No appointment needed.
    • 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, assistance is available primarily online. For more details, visit the Graduate Writing Assistance pull-down found above.

    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 Graduate 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.
    • RESUBMISSIONS: Resubmitted papers should show sufficient revisions and should reflect the feedback received from the specialist on the first draft. If the changes are not sufficient, the specialist will send the paper back encouraging that the necessary changes be made.
    • 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.  

    Online and Face-to-Face 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

    For MLA and Chicago Style resources, please visit the Undergraduate Writing Assistance pull-down found below.

    Essentials of Graduate Writing

    Writing an Abstract

    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

    Working with Excel

    Calculator Resources

    Online Math Workshops

         Log on to Moodle, if necessary, and enter "workshop" as the enrollment key

    Getting Prepared for Statistics

     

    FIND RESOURCES SPECIFIC TO YOUR CLASS

    Statistics Resources

    MATH 130

    EXCEL Resources

    MATH 270 – NOTE: This is not the current textbook, but has the same content: Textbook companion site with interactive tools

      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 

      Additional Resources

      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

      Study Skills Resources on Video

      Study Skills Handouts

      Preparing for the LSAT

      http://prelaw.umass.edu/topics/LSAT_prep

      There's an APP for that.

      • https://www.studyblue.com/
        • Platforms: iPhone, iPad, Android, Web
          Price: Free
          iTunes Store Rating: 4/5 stars
          Say goodbye to your deck of flashcards. StudyBlue lets you tap into its deep library of study material or create your own. Store notes, syllabi, and more; collaborate with peers; sync with Evernote—all in a beautiful interface with several studying modes to choose from.
      • https://quizlet.com/
        • Platforms: iPhone, iPad, Android, Web
          Price: Free
          iTunes Store Rating: 4/5 stars
          Quizlet is the classic digital flashcard program. It has fewer bells and whistles than StudyBlue, but is widely used and focuses simply on quizzing students on their materials. As an undergraduate, I was impressed to find that their crowd-sourced library was indeed vast—when I searched for vocabulary sets from my biblical Greek textbook, every chapter was there.
      • https://evernote.com/
        • Platforms: iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows, Web
          Price: Free
          iTunes Store Rating: 4.5/5 stars
          Consider Evernote your Pinterest, RSS feed, to-do list, and hard drive all in one. Organize your notes, thoughts, and materials across multiple platforms. On iPad, Evernote Peek (free) turns those class notes into virtual flashcards for fun, easy studying.
      • http://www.any.do/
        • Platforms: iPhone, Android, Chrome, Web
          Price: FREE
          iTunes Store Rating: 4.5/5 stars
          With Any.do, you can make simple, intuitive task lists that integrate with your calendar. Perfect for managing assignment loads, grocery lists, and everything in between, this app lets you divide items into days and categories, speak your commands, and set reminders by time and location.
      • http://www.easybib.com/
        • Platforms: iPhone, iPad, Android, Web
          Price: Free
          iTunes Store Rating: 4/5 stars
          Research papers are a core component of most college courses, meaning the dreaded, time-consuming works cited (in proper MLA or APA form, of course!) is going to be important for you. This app allows you to scan the barcode of a book, immediately pull up its correctly-formatted works cited entry, and email it to yourself. Scan, send, paste, done.
      • https://www.studiousapp.com/
        • Platforms: Android
          Price: Free
          Studious lets you set your class schedules and homework deadlines and store notes and photos with ease. When you add your class schedule, it automatically silences your phone during the corresponding class times.
      • https://getpocket.com/
        • Platforms: iOS, Android
          Price: Free
          Pocket lets you save articles for reading later. That way you need not stop digging when you’re on a roll. Whenever you want to save an article, you just click the “Pocket” button, which will store the article in the cloud.
      • https://www.wunderlist.com/
        • Platforms: iPhone, iPad, Mac, Android, Kindle Fire
          Price: Free
          Organize and share your to-do, work, grocery, movies and household lists. No matter what you’re planning, how big or small the task may be, Wunderlist makes it super easy to get stuff done.
      • https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ultimateapps.nclexrn
        • Platforms: Android
          Price: Free
          Mobile pocket reviewer for students and reviewees who will take NCLEX-RN Exams. Modern & Interactive design for your exam simulation experience, custom theme included!
      • https://www.examtime.com/en-US/
        • Platforms: iOS and Android
          Price: Free
          Top students use online tools to succeed. Find out how Mind Maps, Flashcards, Quizzes and Notes can help you learn.

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

      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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