Tutor Appreciation Day is Sept. 26

September 25, 2012 | UToday
By Cathy Zimmer



More than 100 tutors work across campus to help UT students achieve academic success.

In appreciation of those tutors and to create awareness of the tutoring opportunities available at the University, Wednesday, Sept. 26, has been declared Tutor Appreciation Day.

“From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Carlson Library concourse, the UT community is invited to stop by for freshly popped popcorn and register for prizes,” said Luanne Momenee, director of the Learning Enhancement Center and Writing Center. “We will also be distributing tutoring information and encouraging UT students to take advantage of UT’s tutoring resources.”

UT students have access to free tutoring at the Writing Center, which is located in Carlson Library Room 1005, and at Learning Enhancement Center in the Rathbun Cove in Carlson Library.

“We serve students that are looking to earn better course grades, improve study skills, reinforce their understanding of a certain topic, review assignments, or learn new test-taking strategies,” Momenee added.

There were nearly 30,800 tutoring visits for the 2011-12 academic year. That number included walk-in tutoring in the Learning Enhancement Center, online tutoring, supplemental instruction sessions, residence hall tutoring and sessions in the Writing Center.

“Our tutors make a difference,” said Pam Rehkopf, assistant director of the Learning Enhancement Center. “I enjoy seeing the tutors assisting students and making an impact on their academic success. There is a sense of family in the Learning Enhancement Center; friendships are formed in addition to the great work they do.”