Faculty Info

Quick Facts:

  • We are located on the first floor and the lower level of the Library, making it easy for students to find and use our services.
  • We offer drop-in tutoring, tutoring by appointment, small-group tutoring, and Supplemental Instruction. All are FREE. Types of tutoring vary by subject.
  • Staff and/or peer tutors are available to visit class for short, medium, or long presentations.
  • Learning Center tours are available for classes.
  • The Learning Center collaborates with the Library and other departments to offer SkillShops on academic skills and writing skills: http://humboldt.libcal.com/. Some faculty offer students extra credit for attending SkillShops.
  • We employ about a hundred tutors, SI leaders, and writing consultants each year.
  • The Learning Center has International Tutor Training Program Certification (ITTPC) which allows tutors to earn CRLA Certification credentials.

Syllabus Statement for STEM courses:

Tutoring

Drop-in tutoring is available through the Math Tutoring Lab and the Science Tutoring Lab for many lower-division math and science courses. (Drop-in tutoring is also available for engineering students.) Location and schedule vary by subject. Check the website for up-to-date information.

Individual tutoring appointments and small-group tutoring assignments are available free of charge for many lower-division and some upper division science courses.

Writing consultations are also available for writing assignments in the sciences. The Writing Studio is located on the first floor of the Library.

How to get the most out of a tutoring session:

  • Don’t wait. Students who begin tutoring at the beginning of the semester tend to fare better than students who wait.
  • Come prepared: Bring your notes and text. Read the text and attempt the assignment before the session. When possible, bring questions. Better prepared students will get more out of their sessions.

Blurb for Writing Studio:

To encourage your students to visit the Writing Studio, consider including information about our services on your syllabus and on Canvas. See below for an example to use in whole or part:

HSU Writing Studio, Library 1st Floor

In addition to meeting with me during office hours, I encourage you to visit the Writing Studio as you work on writing assignments in this course. The Writing Studio offers free peer assistance with all kinds of writing projects in person and over email. Whatever your major or skill level, you can benefit from working one-on-one with a consultant. To schedule an in-person or email consultation, visit humboldt.edu/learning/writing-studio or call 707-826-5217. The Studio is located on the 1st floor of the Library.

Syllabus Statement for Humanities/Social Science/Professional Studies courses:

Writing Consultations and Tutoring

Students can visit the Writing Studio, Library first floor, for personalized feedback on their writing. Peer writing consultants support writers during all stages of the writing process and for courses across the curriculum.

Individual and small-group tutoring appointments are available for high-demand courses. Contact the Learning Center or visit their website for more information. Learning Center reception is located in the Lower Library.

How to get the most out of a session:

  • Don’t wait. Students who begin writing and tutoring at the beginning of the semester tend to fare better than students who wait.
  • Come prepared: Proofread your writing or attempt your homework before your session. Bring specific questions about your writing or assignment. Better prepared students will get more out of their appointments.

Blurb for Writing Studio:

To encourage your students to visit the Writing Studio, consider including information about our services on your syllabus and on Canvas. See below for an example to use in whole or part:

HSU Writing Studio, Library 1st Floor

In addition to meeting with me during office hours, I encourage you to visit the Writing Studio as you work on writing assignments in this course. The Writing Studio offers free peer assistance with all kinds of writing projects in person and over email. Consultants will listen to your concerns, read your drafts carefully, and ask you questions to clarify and develop your ideas and arguments--all with the goal of helping you to improve as a writer. Whatever your major or skill level, you can benefit from working one-on-one with a consultant. To schedule an in-person or email consultation, visit humboldt.edu/learning/writing-studio or call 707-826-5217. The Studio is located on the 1st floor of the Library.

Writing Studio Support for Your Students

Extra Credit Visits to the Writing Studio
If you would like students to receive extra credit for visiting the Writing Studio, consider using the Course-Specific Session Goal Form (Word doc) to encourage pre- and post-appointment reflection. Note that it is the student’s choice and responsibility to return this form to the instructor after visiting the Writing Studio. If you plan to send a large number of your students to the Studio, please contact Dr. Jessica Citti, Writing Studio Coordinator, ahead of time.

Referrals to the Writing Studio
Please use the Referral Form, which should be filled out with the student. Note that it is the student’s choice and responsibility to return this form to the instructor after visiting the Writing Studio. Students seeking help with grammar and punctuation issues should expect to work closely with a Peer Writing Consultant and play an active role in improving their skills. Nuanced issues may require multiple appointments. Please contact Dr. Jessica Citti, Writing Studio Coordinator, for specific concerns.

Share your assignments and syllabi to help us answer questions that arise during sessions and plan programming.

Tutor Qualifications

What are the requirements to become a tutor?
Students must meet these basic qualifications to be hired as tutors:

  • Currently enrolled at HSU (at least half-time) and in good academic standing.
  • Grade of B or better in the course they apply to tutor.
  • HSU faculty recommendation in the department they apply to tutor
  • Completing all application materials, hiring paperwork, submitting two forms of identification, including a Social Security card, prior to working.

The Writing Studio, Math Tutoring Lab, Supplemental Instruction, and Learning Lab have additional tutor qualifications.

Academic Skills Assistance

What type of academic skills assistance do you offer?
We offer individual help with the following:

  • Note Taking
  • Time Management
  • College Reading and Annotation
  • Test Preparation
  • Test Anxiety
  • Memory
  • Strategies for Studying Science
  • Word Roots

Classroom Presentations

Can I request a workshop for my class?
Yes! Faculty may request a classroom study skills workshop. Please make your request three to four weeks in advance to allow us time to contact you, plan and prepare. Classroom presentations are a supplement to the course and we request that faculty be present during presentations.

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