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Challenges – Tutoring Can Help
Students who attend UF, no different than many other highly sought-after colleges, will be faced not only with challenging classes taught by respected and renowned professors. Tutoring is beneficial. This is not high school where a student can often coast by; succeeding at UF requires taking classes seriously. At the same time, there are many other opportunities to get involved and enjoy these four years including football games, Greek life, and outdoor activities. A student needs to be able to balance all of this which can prove daunting to many. But since they have such a selective admissions process, the understanding is that many of these students have already been faced with balancing academics and social and civic activities.
Talk About It
If your student mentions they are having difficulty, there are many places to turn including speaking with their professor, teacher assistant. There are also peer academic study groups. Additionally, the UF Office of Academic Tutoring (OAS) offers free one-on-one and small group tutoring sessions to UF students in a broad range of topics including economics, mathematics, statistics, writing, accounting, Spanish and the physical and biological sciences. OAS tutors go through a rigorous selection process and receive training so that they are prepared to answer questions. Remember these tutoring services are offered at no additional cost to all UF students. Click here to schedule an appointment.
For many classes, students are turning to outside assistance. Two of the more popular companies are Study Edge and Skoolers Tutoring, which recently took over for Tutoring Zone. Skoolers is offering HaveUHeard users a discount for UF students. Enter Skoolers10 when signing up to receive the discount. Both companies offer Exam review sessions, chapter review sessions, study hours, online videos and practice problems as well as other services for many of the more historically difficult courses including economics, accounting, chemistry, mathematics, and physics. Students can choose between just taking the exam review or using the full semester review which covers every single Weekly, Chapter, or Lecture Review, as well as the Exam Reviews and all accompanying supplements.
UF does have a list of approved tutors for the following subjects:
Textbook rental and purchase company Chegg offers Chegg Study for $14.95. Students have found success in working with their specialists. They offer study help in business (finance, economics, accounting, operations management), Engineering (computer science, electrical, mechanical and civil engineering), Math (algebra, calculus, stats and probability, and other math) and science (physics, chemistry, biology). For more personal help, they also have Chegg Tutor which gives more one-on-one help. The price is $15/week for 30 minutes (50 cents/additional minute) and they offer a free trial.
And, students also speak highly of the Knack App, a peer-to-peer tutoring approach that allows students to find peers through the app that have done well in particular courses and schedule on their time. They offer package pricing but it equates to approximately $25/hour. They do offer discounts for higher hour packages including a semester pack and a yearly pack.