Over the past few years, the Tinsley Learning Center has rebranded and changed the face of tutoring. These changes range from the renovation in 2020 to the apprenticeship programs that have recently been introduced.
According to Vice-Principal Marie Bernard, “For many students, tutoring has a negative connotation. For some people this is not the case and it is a positive experience. Often our students came here very hesitant because it was tutoring and they considered themselves inadequate. »
The Tinsley Learning Center has become a more open learning environment. By renaming the tutoring process to Learning Sessions, students are more open to renamed tutoring.
Tutoring at the learning center is not just for helping students with specific courses – students can also learn different study methods. New programs include TGIF at the Tins, Tinsley Toolbox Badging Program and PASS (Peer Assisted Study Sessions).
The “Tinsley Toolbox Badge Programis designed to help students build study skills at their own pace. Instead of going to the Tinsley in person, students can learn study tips via Moodle.
PASS allows students the freedom to study with friends and other classmates while having a tutor nearby in case they have questions.
Marthe Chairezcommunication science and disorders junior, said, “I feel like I have had an impact on other students by allowing them to explore their study options. I help with things like reaching out to professors, discussing topics they’re not comfortable with.
Tinsley tutors are there to try to help students understand the material. Sophie Sundar, a second-year nursing student, is an additional instructor for Math 241. She said in a previous session that several students were confused about the material.
Sundar said, “Some didn’t know the variable or the vocabulary so I had to go back. I think tutoring and teaching others puts you in a position to learn with them and how to take the perspective of seeing things for the first time.
The Tinsley also offers Friday morning tutoring sessions called “TGIF at Les Tins.”
Sophomore business administration major Trent Rodriguez said, “Being a tutor at Southeastern meant a lot to me. I met a lot of new people, and I was able to help them in their respective subjects. I think the Tinsley Learning Center is an excellent service provided to the student body.
The Tinsley Learning Center is open to all students Monday-Wednesday 9am-6pm, Thursday 9am-5pm and Friday 9am-noon. To schedule a session for one of the programs, visit the Tinsley Learning Center webpage. Contact 985-549-2434 or [email protected] with questions.