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TTU-CR Library & Learning Support Services

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Tutoring Center Information

A few standard hours are available for in-class support from a Learning Assistant or for Supplemental Instruction:

  • Please refer to your classes' syllabus for Learning Assistance of Suplemental Instruction availability.
  • Writing Consultations - for any writing assignment
  • If you would like to schedule a meeting with an SI, and LA or a Writing Consultant,  please contact


What is an SI?

Supplemental Instruction (SI) provides a unique peer-to-peer learning experience in an interactive group environment called SI Sessions. The SI Sessions are regularly scheduled review sessions led by SI Leaders who have previously earned an A in the course. SI Leaders are trained on facilitation strategies, learning strategies and collaborative learning techniques to encourage student to student interaction. Students enrolled in a course where SI is offered will receive a weekly e-mail from your SI Leader(s) with session information.


What is an LA?

Learning Assistants (LAs) provide focused tutoring services to specific courses that need extra learning support in the classroom. LAs work closely with faculty to design sessions that guide and assist students with course content, problem solving, homework, and test preparation. The Learning Assistant supports student learning in and out of the classroom through recitation, laboratories, office hours, and/or the tutor center space. 


What Writing Consultants do.

  • Brainstorm topic ideas &/or thesis statements
  • Identify improvements needed in areas such as these:
  • Argument building
  • Flow and overall readability
  • Transitions between paragraphs or sections
  • Overall organization
  • Habits related to grammar, word usage, or sentence structure
  • Spot issues with in-text citations or references lists
  • Help to structure resumes, cover letters, or scholarship essays
  • Work with various types of writing (reflections, research papers, analyses, etc.)
  • Maintain privacy and confidentiality

What Writing Consultants don't do.

  • Proofread your paper (in detail)
  • Edit your paper
  • Write your paper 


Several other times are available to schedule with a tutor or consultant according to their general hours of availability. Schedule 30 minute sessions according to the Tutoring Center Booking Calendar.

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