For Faculty

Tutoring supports faculty as well as students with a variety of solutions tailored to your class:

Tutor Visits - a great way to demystify tutoring for new or apprehensive students. We’ll pop in at your convenience to discuss what tutoring is, how it can help, and why students should take advantage of it.

Refer a student- Students are much more likely to take advantage of tutoring services when their instructors assign it. We’re happy to sign off on a tutoring receipt or run a report for you.

Meeting space- Faculty are welcome to use Comal 214 to meet with students or small study groups or to hold class or study session incorporating tutor assistance. Private/Zoom rooms are available.

Class workshops - We can provide refresher presentations to your class on:

  • Study skills – Note-Taking, How to Read Textbooks, How to Study
  • Writing – How to Proofread and Use Research, APA, or MLA citations.
  • If you need to miss class, consider booking a workshop instead of canceling!

Embedded Tutors – Adding a designated tutor to your course by posting their hours in Canvas or your syllabus is a highly visible encouragement to students to reach out for help. Tutors can facilitate in class as needed, then provide one-on-one tutoring during their regularly scheduled hours.

Supplemental Instruction (SI) – For high-challenge courses such as Math 1314 and English 1301, SI is a proven method for reaching students who are sometimes reluctant to attend tutoring. SI leaders work with instructors to provide support in class as needed and through regularly scheduled review sessions. For more on SI, see the NLC Supplemental Instruction course in Canvas.

For access to the Canvas course or more information, contact Kathy Bryson at kbryson8@alamo.edu or (210) 486-5615.