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Tutoring Appointments and SSC Services

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Professional & Peer Tutoring

Peer Tutors are Middle Georgia State University students who can provide assistance to those individuals needing help with a wide variety of courses taught here at the university.

We offer tutoring in undergraduate and graduate courses.

Peer Tutors have a high academic grade in the courses they tutor and are recommended by their professors. Tutoring sessions are free of charge and available to all currently enrolled MGA students.

The professional tutors in the SSC are highly trained and provide continuity to our tutorial offerings. Our professional tutors can assist in a wide range of subjects as well as helping you improve your study skills and habits.

Seeking tutorial help immediately often gets the semester off to a smoother and more successful beginning. Students are encouraged to schedule tutoring appointments in advance.

Need FREE Tutoring?

The SSCs provide FREE tutoring services to all currently enrolled students each semester.

A student who needs tutoring can make an appointment with a tutor in the following ways.

Macon Campus

  1. Go to mga.mywconline.com/
  2. Visit the Student Success Center on the Macon campus, LIB Lower Level, for a walk-in session.
  3. Sign-up for a tutoring session up to one week in advance at the SSC desk.
  4. Contact the SSC by phone at (478) 471-2057 or email paul.johnson@mga.edu to schedule a tutoring session.

Cochran Campus

  1. Go to mga.mywconline.com/
  2. Visit the Student Success Center in Roberts Library, 3rd Floor.
  3. Sign-up for a tutoring session up to one week in advance at the SSC desk.

Dublin Campus

  1. Go to mga.mywconline.com/
  2. Visit the Student Success Center on the Dublin Campus, Dublin Bldg., Room 224.
  3. Sign-up for a tutoring session up to one week in advance at the SSC desk.
  4. Contact Stephen Svonavec by phone at (478) 275-6769 or email at to schedule a tutoring session.

Eastman Campus

  1. Go to mga.mywconline.com/
  2. Visit the Student Success Center on the Eastman Campus, Room 1181.
  3. Sign-up for a tutoring session up to one week in advance at mga.mywconline.com/.

Warner Robins Campus

  1. Go to mga.mywconline.com/
  2. Visit the Student Success Center on the Warner Robins campus, Oak Hall 128, for a walk-in session.
  3. Sign-up for a tutoring session up to one week in advance at the WR SSC desk.
  4. Contact the SSC by phone at (478) 929-6770 or email jeannie.ruggerio@mga.edu to schedule a tutoring session.

View the current tutoring schedules for all the sites on the home page.

Be Prepared!

The SSC tutors will help guide you through the process of understanding the subject matter; tutors will not do your homework for you. Tutors will provide you with resources and examples about each concept; tutors will not answer questions without challenging you to think.
A student who schedules a tutoring session and who desires to get the most out of their time with the tutor must be prepared and participate in the following ways:

  1. Bring your textbook, lecture notes, and other relevant materials to the tutoring session.
  2. Study your textbook and lecture notes thoroughly before your tutoring session.
  3. Bring pen, pencil, and paper to the tutoring session.
  4. Attempt the assigned problems before your tutoring session.
  5. Identify specific questions and/or concepts that you need help with before your tutoring session.
  6. Communicate the specific questions and/or concepts that you need help with to the tutor during the tutoring session.
  7. Expect the tutor to ask questions about the material during the tutoring session in order to understand your needs and to provide you with information and strategies tailored to your individual needs.
  8. Expect the tutor to suggest general study strategies to help you improve your overall academic performance. These strategies will help you in all of your courses.
  9. Seek help early!! Do not wait until the day before a test or the day before the assignment is due to seek assistance. Do not wait until you are failing the class to seek help!
  10. Study a few hours each day.
  11. Use other resources to improve your skills such as visiting your instructor during his/her office hours, asking help from classmates, and forming study groups with friends.
  12. Keep a positive attitude. Your attitude will determine your altitude in the course.

Want to be a Tutor?

The Student Success Center hires student tutors each semester based on the tutoring needs of the MGA student population.
A student who would like to apply to be a student tutor must meet the following criteria:

  1. Must have earned a grade of “A” or “B” in every subject area in which he/she will be tutoring.
  2. Faculty Recommendation to tutor the subject area
    • If it has been longer than one calendar year since the course in which the grade of “A” or “B” was earned the student may be required to provide additional documentation of ability to tutor.

A student who meets the above criteria and would like to apply to be a student tutor must submit the following items:

  1. A completed application (available from Coordinators)
  2. A current transcript
  3. A letter of recommendation or Peer Tutor Recommendation Form from the faculty member under whom the applicant took the course and earned an “A“ or “B“ (recommendation must be submitted for each subject area to be tutored). Each recommendation must be sent from the faculty member making the recommendation to the Tutoring Coordinator.

 

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Group Study Rooms

There are 13 small- and large-group study rooms in the Macon SSC in the Macon Library, four study rooms in the Cochran Roberts Library, three study rooms in the Dublin Student Life on as-needed basis in Room #200 on the Dublin campus, and three study rooms in the Warner Robins SSC in Oak Hall.

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Open-Use Computer Lab

There are 159 computers housed in the Macon Student Success Center, 65 computers in the Cochran Student Success Center, 5 computers in the Dublin Student Success Center, 6 computers in the Eastman Student Success Center, and 56 workstations in the Warner Robins SSC. These computers are connected to the Internet and are loaded with software, including Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint. To see a complete list of available software, please see our software page.

We also have two Macintosh computers in the Macon SSC, and one adaptive technology workstation and four Macintosh computers in the Warner Robins SSC.

Are you new to computers? The Student Success Center can help! Make an appointment with a tutor and learn how to get started with student email, word processing and the Internet.

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Computer Software

The Student Success Center computers contain the following software:

Productivity Software
     
Adobe Acrobat 7.0 Professional, X Pro Adobe After Effects CS3, CS4 Adobe Bridge CS3, CS5
Adobe Creative Suite 2 Adobe Dreamweaver CS3 Adobe Extension Manager CS3, CS4, CS5
Adobe Fireworks CS3, CS5 Adobe Flash Builder 4 Adobe Flash CS3
Adobe Flash Player Adobe Illustrator CS5 Adobe InDesign
Adobe Livecycle Designer ES 8.2 Adobe Media Encoder CS4, CS5 Adobe Photoshop CS
Adobe Reader 10, 11 Adobe Shockwave Player 12.1 Adobe Premier 6.5, 7.0
Document Express DjVu Plug-In Epson Scan Filezilla Client 3.8.0
Microsoft Access 2013 Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 Microsoft Excel 2013
Microsoft Word 2013 Microsoft Publisher 2013 SSH Secure Shell
     
Tutorial and Course-Related Software
     
jGrasp The GIMP Adult Airway Management
Apple software Update Audacity Automator
Critical Thinking Case Studies Delmar’s Health Assessment Delmar’s IV Therapy
FA Davis – Electronic Health Assessment Faronics Insight Student GeoGegra
Geography Tutorials Google Sketch Up 7 & 8 Garage Band
GSP 4.07 I.M. Meds I.V. Therapy
IM Meds iMovie HD Labscribe
Maple 8 Microsoft Frontpage 2010 Microsoft Project 2010
Microsoft Visio 2013 Peachtree Accounting 2006 SAM 2007
Thinkwell Windows Media Encoder
     
Assistive Technology Software
     
ZoomText (9.0) ZoomText extra level

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  LAST MODIFIED: 2/7/2017