When Additional Help is Needed
Students who attend UNF, face the same challenging classes, taught by respected and renowned professors, than any other competitive college. Using tutoring assistance to keep up with studies is an excellent idea. They are no longer in high school where a student can often coast by; succeeding at UNF requires taking classes seriously. At the same time, there are many opportunities to get involved and enjoy these four years including basketball 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 the admissions process has grown more selective, the understanding is that many of these students have already been faced with balancing academics, social and civic activities.
If your student mentions that they are having trouble in classes, there are many places that they can turn including speaking to their professor.
UNF has a wonderful tutoring program on campus that covers many of the subjects taught including sciences, math and world languages. These tutoring sessions are free and available to students in different places around campus through the SASS program Student Academic Success Services. For a complete list of sessions, times and locations please click here.
UNF has a program Supplemental Instruction, SI, which gets students together with people in their class to compare notes, discuss important concepts, develop strategies for studying and learning the subject, and test themselves before their professor does. For the tutoring schedule, click here.
Many students often have classes that require a great deal of writing, UNF has a Writing Program and Center that my daughter used this past semester that helped her organize her thoughts into a concise well thought out paper. The writing center offers tutoring and workshops to assist the students no matter what the project may be.
UNF offers online tutoring viaSmarthinking to all students currently enrolled in the following online programs: Doctor of Nursing Practice Online, Doctor of Clinical Nutrition, Master of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics Online, Bachelor of Science in Nursing Online and Master of Science in American Sign Language. Students can interact with tutors in a wide variety of subjects, via one of Smarthinking’s services, including scheduled and drop-in one-on-one tutoring, offline question submissions, group peer sessions, and writing reviews.
Textbook rental and purchase company Chegg offers Chegg Study. 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 a Chegg Tutor which gives more one-on-one help.
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. There are many options for your student to choose from to find what works best for them.