The Academic Skills Center offers academic support
services and programs for all students, full and parttime,
as they matriculate at King’s College. The goal of
these programs and services is to assist students in
attaining academic success. The center offers:.
The King’s College Tutoring Program creates an
atmosphere for success through student-to-student
assistance. Students gain feelings of independence and
active-learning, and put to use effective learning habits.
The tutoring also provides course-content assistance
to students free of charge in most disciplines.
Tutors are selected through an interview process and
the recommendation from one of their instructors or
the tutorial coordinator. Qualified tutors must receive
a grade of B or above in the courses being tutored
or demonstrate equivalent experience. Tutors gain
professional development through training and actual
work experience. The King’s College Tutoring Program
is certified by the College Reading and Learning
Association (CRLA). Tutors, who meet specific
requirements, may receive recognition as a certified
tutor through CRLA. King’s has been certified at Levels
One, Two, and Three.
The program utilizes two tutoring modalities: individual
and scheduled small group sessions.
Individual Tutoring Services
This option is the most flexible option
allowing students to meet with their tutor
on an individual basis and according to the
tutor’s schedule. Individual tutors are available
for any content course.
Small Group Tutoring Services
This option is designed for specific high
demand courses. Some students simply drop
in once or twice to meet with a tutor and get answers to specific questions or for help with
specific assignments. Some students build a
relationship with an individual tutor and go to sessions on a weekly basis.
I want to become a King's College Peer-Tutor
The Writing Center at King's is staffed by a director and eight peer tutors who provide one-on-one conferences to any student seeking to improve his or her writing. This service is not limited to students in English classes; the tutors are available to help with any type of writing. Tutors can offer suggestions and advice at all stages of the writing process, from understanding the requirements of an assignment to developing ideas and approaches, organizing material, and writing clearly, coherently, and correctly.
Writing center tutors do not tell students what to say or how to say it. They do not write papers for students, and they are not a proofreading service. Their goal is to help writers reach their own goals and to provide whatever assistance they can to make the task of writing more rewarding and the results more effective.