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Hours and Location

General Office Hours

Mon - Thu: 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Fri: 8:00 am - 12:00 noon
SSCB 3.312
StudentSuccessCenter@uhcl.edu
Phone: 281-283-2643

Spring 2014 Tutoring

Mon, Jan 20 - Fri, May 2
SSCB 3.101
Check TutorTrac for tutoring hours.

SHOSTS Peer Mentoring

Mon - Thu: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri: 8:00 am - 12 noon
SSCB 3.301 
www.uhcl.edu/peermentoring
Email: mentors@uhcl.edu


Find us in SSCB, 3rd floor

Our Tutoring Process

Our Tutoring Process

Like the other programs in the Student Success Center at UHCL, the tutorial program is based on a skill development philosophy. In other words, tutoring will be sharply focused on helping students develop and/or sharpen the skills they are learning in the curriculum of a course.

To enact this philosophy, tutors will help students identify any skills in which they might be weak or review those in which they may already be proficient as means to reaffirm what they have learned. Naturally, a student will come to tutoring with a sense of why they are seeking support but they typically need help linking those needs to the core learning objectives of the course. A tutor, therefore, will be a “detective” and use the student’s needs and/or concerns as a starting point from which skill deficiencies could be identified.

Once the problem(s) or areas of review are fully identified, the tutor will work with that student to fortify their understanding of the skill(s), use course content to review its rationale, and use guided practice to help the student gain experience using the course’s skills. As the student practices applying the skill(s), it enables them to develop a stronger understanding of the course content and builds confidence utilizing these skills on exams and assignments.

Learning Outcomes

Students will:

  1. Strengthen course skills that will broaden subject matter understanding and foster a more active learning process
  2. Through guided practice, develop a deeper familiarity with the applied lessons of a particular course and learn become more confident in utilizing these skills
  3. Become more responsible and mature learners as their accountability for being prepared for sessions and engaging the tutor in dialog conducive to solving academic issues is a requisite for continued usage of tutorial services
  4. Communicate effectively with faculty and hold this communication as a valuable resource in creating their current and future academic support plan(s)
  5. Develop skills that will help them balance their academic needs with responsibilities outside of UHCL

Date Updated: 15-FEB-2012

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