With a mission of “elevating student learning,” the emphasis is placed on increasing the level of success students at Parker University already have. Tutoring Services, as part of the Center for Teaching and Learning, promotes advanced student learning at Parker University by providing opportunities to students. By providing learning resources, the CTL coordinates student-centered academic support services and facilitates effective partnerships leading to improvements in student learning.

The CTL assists students seeking additional support outside the classroom. Students have access to learning consultations, anatomical models, and tutoring services. Through the Peer Tutoring Program, Students receive tutoring from their peers who have demonstrated high academic achievement in their courses. The program is managed by the Center for Teaching and Learning, and it affords students with specific instructional needs the opportunity to obtain extra academic assistance at no cost.

SCHEDULE

Parker University is partnering with Penji (an app-based scheduling and tracking system) to provide students with an accurate schedule at their fingertips. This app will launch in Fall 2022 so watch for marketing and communication.

 

In the meantime, the tutoring schedule will be posted on this page as sessions are scheduled.

To contact a tutor directly, please see the "About Us' tab in the left-hand menu to email them.

JESSE WILL NO LONGER TUTOR DAA ON MONDAYS AT 4PM.

JESSE WILL LTUTOR BIOMECHANCIS ON TUESDAYS AT 3PM FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE TRIMESTER.

If indicated, the tutoring session will be streamed via Microsoft Teams (join team here). The location is the same as the channel name.

If indicated as "By Request", please reach out to the tutor if you would like to attend virtually.

How to Attend a Tutoring Session

1. Identify The Course You Want

To participate in tutoring, simply attend any of the scheduled sessions. No registration or sign-up is required. Sessions offered via "live stream" will be designated as such.

  • Small Group Tutoring: Tutors work with a group of students to address individual areas of concern from various courses. Sessions can be listed as course-specific or general. Examples would be "Tri One Tutoring" sessions which could cover Biochemistry I, Cells & Tissues, Developmental and Applied Anatomy, and other Tri 1 courses, depending upon the students' needs and trimester schedule.
  • Large Group Tutoring: Tutors work with groups of students in either a lab or classroom setting to address students’ academic needs and questions. The tutor works with a faculty member from the course(s) to determine areas of focus for tutoring sessions. Most large group tutoring sessions fall into this category.

2. Select a Session

This can be done based on your schedule and/or based on the tutor you would like.

  • By Schedule: Check out our tutoring schedule. Sessions are updated as changes are made. The tutors’ courses are listed next to their name. Many of our tutors can tutor many courses. These sessions are first-come-first-served but emailing a tutor ahead of time will help determine what they are tutoring during that time. Click on their photos to email them directly.
  • By Tutor: Check out our roster of tutors (About Us section to the left) and click on their photos to email them directly. Once you have selected a tutor, view the schedule to see their availability.
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3. Attend!

Make sure to sign in so we have a record of your visit.

 

To Attend Virtually (If Available)

  1. Join the “Tutoring Services Drop-In Tutoring” Microsoft Team prior to the session. Use the team code ahbv1ci
  2. At the date and time of the session, access the Team and open the "room" channel for the course you are attending.
  3. Click the “Join Meeting” button when it appears.

Parker University tutors help students with content-related issues and engage their peers in key learning skills designed to benefit them in their courses and beyond.

Serving as a tutor with Tutoring Services is an excellent way to enhance interpersonal skills, deepen your own understanding of core content and skills, and promote a key Parker University value - loving service!

Qualifications for all NEW and RETURNING Tutors:

  • Possess at least a 3.0 Cumulative GPA

  • Earned at least a B (80%) in course(s) seeking to tutor

  • Eligible for Federal Work Study through Financial Aid

  • Have no code of conduct violations on file with the Dean of Student Affairs

​Tutors receive regular tutor training in accordance with the training framework provided by the College Reading and Learning Association's Level I International Tutor Training Program Certification.

Find out more about CRLA and ITTPC here (click link).

Parker University’s Financial Aid and Human Resources departments require completion of the work study application process to verify eligibility. Please complete the work study application process through the Financial Aid Department's MyParker page (click link).

The CTL partners with Tutor.com to provide assistance to students seeking additional support outside of peer-tutoring. Information about accessing Tutor.com is provided to all students through Blackboard, and provides access through single sign-on.

Access Instructions

To access Tutor.com, log into your Parker University Blackboard course. On the left-hand menu, you should see an area for online tutoring. You will see a drop-down menu with courses listed. Select the course you are seeking online tutoring in, and a session will begin with a professional tutor with expertise in that area and extensive training in effective tutoring strategies.

  • Tutor.com analyzed our syllabi to determine what they are able to offer.
    • If Tutor.com determined the course can be confidently covered by their professional tutors, the course will be listed as it is on your class schedule (ex. BASC 5104 Biology of Cells & Tissues)
    • If Tutor.com could not say with confidence their professional tutors could address all course contents in a tutoring session, the course is not listed as it is on your class schedule. However, many of your questions can be addressed by other content area tutors – this is why, in this situation, all subject areas are listed. Consider what questions you have about the course material and select a subject area that closest relates to the questions (ex. selection “Anatomy and Physiology” if you have a question about that portion of an imaging course).
  • Tutor.com is a question-based online tutoring platform. This means you should have some specific questions and/or goals to guide the session. Sessions are most effective when you have a place to start from.

If you are using Tutor.com to supplement your tutoring requirement from the Department of Student Affairs, check with your point-of-contact for what meets the requirement.