Group Tutoring Sessions
ATTENTION: The Tutoring Center will open on August 30, and group tutoring will begin the week of September 7th. See the below chart for the times of group tutoring sessions.
What is Group Tutoring?
Group Tutoring is a 1- hour tutoring session that meets weekly when classes are in session. It is led by a Master Tutor in this course who will go over a few concepts taught in the course that week and take questions of those present who want the tutor to explain things a bit more. When you are enrolled in a course which offers group tutoring, you will automatically be invited to participate.
Which courses have a group tutoring session and when are they?
Each semester, we provide a short list of courses with high-volume requests. For the Fall of 2021 the following courses have a single weekly group tutoring session scheduled on the following days and times:
|Monday||5:15-6:15 PM||Calculus lll||Savanah Smith||Sid Rich Room 75|
|Monday||5:15-6:15 PM||General Chem l||Shreya Jhajharia||Sid Rich Room 74|
|Tuesday||5:15-6:15 PM||Genetics||Ben Fitch||Sid Rich Room 75|
|Tuesday||6:00-7:00 PM||Computer Science 1430||Joshua Hunter||Cashion Room 202|
|Tuesday||5:15-6:15 PM||Bio l (ICB Textbook)||Mahita Maddukuri||Sid Rich Room 74|
|Wednesday||5:30-6:30 PM||Physics ll||Aman Patel||Sid Rich Room 74|
|Wednesday||6:45-7:45 PM||Physics l||Aman Patel||Sid Rich Room 74|
|Wednesday||6:45-7:45 PM||Biology ll (Campbell Textbook)||Leah McAleer||Sid Rich Room 75|
|Thursday||5:15-6:15 PM||Organic Chemistry II||Megan Hudson||Sid Rich Room 75|
|Thursday||5:15-6:15 PM||Biology I (Campbell Textbook)||Jaycie Moore||Sid Rich Room 74|
|Thursday||6:30-7:30 PM||Organic Chemistry I||Emily Massingill/Alexa Vielledent||Sid Rich Room 74|
For each course listed above in which you are currently enrolled, you will receive one email to your Baylor email address at the start of the semester.(If you lose this email, please let us know and we will have a second one sent to you.) You are allowed to sign up once per week (as long as you are in the first 30 people who grab a spot.) We encourage folks to sign up a week or two at a time so everyone gets a chance to attend, and each person can decide if GT is a good fit for your learning style. If you have not used up all 11 spots per course that you are eligible to grab in a semester, you will get reminders from the Navigate scheduler that you still have spots to schedule. How will I be invited to attend?
What is Navigate?
Navigate is the software platform in which so many things at Baylor take place, including all scheduling of tutoring sessions. The emails mentioned above link to the Navigate platform and invite you to get your tutoring appointments scheduled. To use this platform, you will need to sign in with your Bear ID and password. The free Navigate Student App is by far the easiest way to keep track of your classes and several university reminders. You can download it by going to your App Store and downloading the version you prefer (Apple IOS or Android). When using the app, reminders about all tutoring, including Group Tutoring, will be on your “To Do List” in the app. When you are not on your mobile device and you are using the desktop version of the Navigate website, that reminder will usually look like a yellow bar at the top of the screen. As I mentioned above, you will in fact still get weekly text messages on the day of the sessions. First, one text message goes to the few who were able to reserve a spot that night (reminding them of the session and asking them to email TutoringInfo@baylor.edu if they want to cancel and free up a spot for anyone on the waitlist). Secondly, one text message goes to all enrolled students reminding them to email us if you want to be on the waitlist for that particular night.
What if the Group Tutoring time does not work with your schedule:
You can always schedule a free private 30-minute session with a qualified tutor in that course. Details about how to do that are on the website www.baylor.edu/tutoring. If you are unable to find a listing for a course you need, please email Tutoringinfo@baylor.edu and our front desk will see what arrangements can be made for you and respond within one business day. Unfortunately, if you are not interested in attending GT at all, then there is not a way to remove you from the email and text communication (unless you drop the class and are no longer registered for it). As long as you are enrolled in the course, then you will get those messages. You can opt out of all university text messaging, but we DO NOT recommend you do that as that will also prevent you from getting messages you do want to receive like messages from your advisor about registration or from your professors about course requirements.
If you do have additional questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out. You can get the fastest service by emailing our front desk at Tutoringinfo@baylor.edu during business hours M-Th 9am-8pm on regular class days.