How Can the Learning Commons Support You and Your Students?
It can be beneficial to bring your students to the Learning Commons to learn about the academic assistance available to them. Tours are not available while campus is closed.
Writing, Reading, Speech Assistance has a variety of interactive modules, or workshops, to support the goals and course objectives of instructors across all areas of study at College of DuPage. These workshops, available on campus and through Zoom, are designed to focus on different aspects of writing, reading, multi-modal assignments, and public speaking and are 50-75 minutes long depending on the workshop/instructor's needs. If you are interested in scheduling a mini module or if you want to know more about them, please call (630) 942-3355 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Copy and paste the following text into your syllabus to inform your students about the assistance opportunities available to them.
Math Assistance Area:
The Math Assistance Area in the Learning Commons provides walk-in sessions for College of DuPage students taking math, physics, or chemistry. Visit the Math Assistance Area for assistance with completing your assignments, understanding concepts, and developing and strengthening your skills. Math assistance is also available through Blackboard (BB) Collaborate. The link can be found in Blackboard under the Student Support tab as "Math Assistance LIVE!". Questions can be emailed to email@example.com. Do-It-Yourself reviews on various topics, hours of operation, other locations, and other services can be found on the math assistance website. For more information visit Student Resource Center (SRC) Room 2102, Technical Education Center (TEC 1016B), call (630) 942-3339, or visit cod.edu/learningcommons.
Tutoring Services in the Learning Commons provides content-based assistance for a wide variety of courses for College of DuPage students. Tutoring Services’ in-person and online appointments and drop-ins, and the virtual “Ask a Peer Tutor” service can assist you with many of your courses and help you develop your study strategies. For more information visit Student Resource Center (SRC) Room 2102, Technical Education Center (TEC 1016B), call (630) 942-3686, or visit the Tutoring Services website.
Writing, Reading, Speech Assistance for any classes:
Writing, Reading, Speech Assistance (WRSA) in the Learning Commons provides coaching sessions for College of DuPage students who are working on assignments in any academic discipline. Visit WRSA to work with both professional and peer coaches to develop and strengthen writing, reading, presentation, and English language skills and learn strategies which will enable students to work more independently. The goal is for students to leave better writers, readers, presenters, and English speakers. One-on-one assistance is available in-person, online, and via email. For more information or to make an appointment, visit Student Resource Center (SRC) Room 2102, call (630) 942-3355, or visit cod.mywconline.com. There is a one-time registration for the duration that the student is at COD.
Writing, Reading, Speech Assistance for ELS/ELA classes:
Writing, Reading, Speech Assistance for ELA students. Writing, Reading, Speech Assistance (WRSA) in the Learning Commons provides one-on-one ELA Support appointments to assist ELA students with their conversation, writing, reading, and presentation needs. Make an appointment with a coach if you want to improve your English listening and speaking skills or need assistance with a writing, reading, or presentation assignment for your class. Appointments are available face-to-face and online. For more information or to make an appointment, visit the Student Resource Center (SRC) Room 2102, Technical Education Center (TEC 1016B), call (630) 942-3355, or visit Writing, Reading, Speech Assistance
Our goals are to engage students in thinking and writing about their drafts, to help them learn to be better writers, and to provide an interested and knowledgeable audience for their work. Please note, students who are enrolled in ELS writing classes should be encouraged to schedule face-to-face appointments instead of email coaching.
We are happy to talk with you about ways of incorporating email coaching into your online curriculum. Note: Full class uploads must be pre-arranged with Writing, Reading, Speech Assistance (WRSA) to staff readers accordingly. Please reach out if you have any questions at all.
In order for students to submit a draft, they will need to register with Writing, Reading, Speech Assistance (WRSA) by following the instructions on the WRSA webpage.
Guided Study Groups are group tutoring sessions specific to a course section. They are initiated by instructor request. The instructor meets with the tutor for one hour a week to prepare materials for that week's session. To set up a Guided Study Group for your course call (630) 942-3686 or contact Sandra Marchetti at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tutoring begins interviewing potential peer tutors for the next semester around midterms
(ex: Spring tutors interview in October) and finalizes the candidates about a month
before the term ends. Because all tutors must be thoroughly vetted and trained before
they can officially work, the hiring process can take a while; we suggest sending
us the names of your recommendations as soon as possible to ensure the student can
be considered for the upcoming term. Be sure to ask the student if they are interested
in the job before suggesting them!
To recommend a tutor, please fill out the faculty recommendation for peer tutor applicant form and send it to Sandra Marchetti at email@example.com.
Share great assistance opportunities with your students by adding a Learning Commons link and uploading the flyers below to your blackboard shell.
- ELA/ELS Support
- Math Assistance Area flyer
- Writing, Reading, Speech Assistance (WRSA)
Questions, Comments, Suggestions?
Let us know how we are doing. Send us an email, give us a call (630) 942-3941, or stop by SRC 2102 if you have a suggestion on how we can better assist your students.
Learning Commons West
Technical Education Center (TEC), Room 1016B
Writing, Reading, and Speech Assistance