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Oconee Campus Services

The Oconee Learning & Tutoring Center (Room 583) offers tutoring services in accounting, math, chemistry, biology, and composition. Additionally, there are public access computers, two study rooms, and campus make-up testing service. Hours for tutoring services vary by subject. For more information, please contact the Oconee Campus Tutoring Services Associate:

Alison Piazza
Alison.Piazza@ung.edu
706-310-6294

 

Accounting tutoring is available in the Oconee Learning & Tutoring Center (Room 583).

The accounting tutor is available to help students by explaining the theory, principles, and different methods of accounting. The tutor can check homework for accuracy and further explain the problems being worked.

Hours of Operation

Fall 2016

Monday-Thursday - 10:30am - 3:15pm

Appointments

Accounting tutoring is available on a drop-in basis only. 

What Students Should Bring to a Tutoring Session

  • problems that have been attempted
  • calculator, pencil, textbook, and notes from instructor’s lectures

What Students Should NOT Expect from a Tutoring Session

  • To have one-on-one tutoring the whole time during the stay in the tutoring center. The tutor will circulate around the space and alternate between students
  • To have homework done by tutors.  Students will do their own work following a tutor’s example
  • Help on a test

Recommendations

​​Don't wait until the last minute for help. Your instructor should be your first resource for help if you missed a class. If you want to succeed in accounting, you need to work the problems more than once.

Chemistry tutoring is available in the Oconee Learning & Tutoring Center (Room 583).

Professional and peer tutors are available to help with all introductory chemistry courses.

Hours of Operation

Fall 2016

Monday - 9:00am - 11:30am

Tuesday - 9:00am - 5:00pm

Wednesday - 9:00am - 2:30pm

Thursday - 9:00am - 5:00pm 

Appointments

Chemistry tutoring is available on a drop-in basis only. 

What Students Should Bring to a Tutoring Session

  • Problems that have been attempted
  • Textbook and notes from class
  • Specific areas of concern
  • Formula sheets and calculators, if necessary

What Students Should NOT Expect from a Tutoring Session

  • To have one-on-one tutoring the whole time during the stay in the tutoring center. Tutors will circulate around the space and alternate between students.
  • To have homework done by tutors. Students will do their own work following a tutor’s example.
  • To have tutors teach material missed in class due to absences. Students should see their instructors during office hours.

Math tutoring is available in the Oconee Learning & Tutoring Center (Room 583).

With math tutoring, students can get help from professional and peer tutors with all levels of mathematics courses from learning support through calculus. Alternative textbooks, computer programs, practice worksheets, and instructional handouts may be provided for further success. Please, feel free to drop in with any math question. We are here to help you understand challenging mathematical concepts.

Hours of Operation

Fall 2016

Schedules for individual tutors vary. Please contact Tutoring Services at 706-310-6294 or contact Michael Jay directly at Michael.Jay@ung.edu for tutors’ schedules.

Appointments

Math tutoring is available on a drop-in basis only. 

What Students Should Bring to a Tutoring Session

  • Problems that have been attempted
  • Textbook and notes from class
  • Specific areas of concern
  • Formula sheets and calculators, if necessary

What Students Should NOT Expect from a Tutoring Session

  • To have one-on-one tutoring the whole time during the stay in the tutoring center. Tutors will circulate around the space and alternate between students.
  • To have homework done by tutors. Students will do their own work following a tutor’s example.
  • To have tutors teach material missed in class due to absences. Students should see their instructors during office hours.

Heart Math

​​The Heart Math method is a breakthrough solution that shows you how to transform emotional and mental energy (e.g. Testing Anxiety) into new, satisfying feelings and intelligent perceptions that ease stress. Students who use the Heart Math principles increased their math test scores by up to 35%. Students interested in Heart Math should schedule an initial appointment with Justin Earnest (706-310-6311). After the initial session, students should make appointments to practice the technique in the Testing Center, room 201, with Judy Taylor (706-310-6308).
Learning Support Links 
Helpful Handouts, Links, and Worksheets

Writing tutoring is available in the Oconee Learning & Tutoring Center (Room 583).

Students may get help from professional and peer tutors with any writing assignment for any class. Writing tutors offer assistance at all stages of the writing process. Many students also bring graded essays to the tutors for an explanation of the instructor’s comments and markings. Because the tutors give students the tools to successfully and efficiently write and edit their own essays, a tutorial is a learning experience and not a proofreading service.

Hours of Operation

Fall 2016

 Schedules for individual tutors vary and are available at MyWCOnline. Alternatively, please, contact Tutoring Services at 706-310-6294 or contact Jonathan Barefield at Jonathan.Barefield@ung.edu for tutors’ schedules.

Appointments 

Students may make appointments with the tutors via email or phone, or:

Schedule a tutoring session (https://ung.mywconline.com)*

Instructions for using mywconline.com (PDF)

*NOTE:  Be sure to select the "Oconee Writing Center" schedule when logging in.

What Students Should Bring to a Tutoring Session*

  • Draft of the essay in progress
  • Essay assignment instructions
  • Specific questions about the draft or assignment
  • Any texts or sources used in essay
  • Previously graded essays from the class

*These items are suggested for a more effective tutorial

What Students Should NOT Expect from a Tutoring Session:

  • To drop off assignments for proofreading. The student must be present.
  • To have the tutor make the corrections. The student will make the corrections.
  • To get an “A” on an assignment. The Writing Center cannot promise an “A”.
  • To wait until the last minute to get help. The student should come in two or three or more days before the assignment is due, so that the student can thoughtfully revise the assignment. 

Helpful Links for Writing

Rules for Writers 
This website corresponds to the much-used writing guide by the same name and houses several writing, grammar, and research exercises and activities. Take the quizzes to test your knowledge.

Activities for ESL (English as Second Language) students 
This site, sponsored by the Internet TESL Journal, provides quizzes, tests, exercises, and puzzles submitted by ESL teachers.

Guide to Grammar and Writing 
This site includes comprehensive coverage of everything from punctuation to research using clear examples and detailed explanations. It also includes quizzes on various grammar and writing issues.

Grammar Exercises 
This site includes detailed definitions of common grammar terms, interactive exercises, helpful handouts, and fast tips and rules to understanding all those difficult grammatical nuances.

Randall's ESL Cyber Listening Lab 
This site has a wide variety of exercises—from the casual writer to the academic—which provide audio files for listening and quizzes to assess comprehension for those who speak English as a second language.

Does the Writing Center just help with students writing essays for English courses?

No. The Writing Center assists students, faculty, and staff with any composition or research assignments, personal writings, resume writing, and speech and communications outline development.

Will a tutor edit my paper for me?

No. The tutors in the Writing Center assist students in becoming independent writers. They guide students through the writing process using conversation in order to develop the students’ confidence in their own writing abilities.

Do I need an appointment to receive help with my writing?

No. The Writing Center allows for walk-ins, but strongly encourages writers to make appointments using ung.mywconline.com.

What do I need to bring to a tutoring session?

We encourage students to bring the writing prompt or assignment, any materials (i.e. books, hand-outs, research findings) that are required for the assignment, any prior feedback from the instructor, and any rough drafts that have already been composed.

How long does a tutoring session last?

Our session blocks are for 30 minutes, although students sometimes have specific questions that take less time. Students are encouraged to visit the Writing Center at least two days prior to the due date of an assignment and repeat visits are strongly encouraged to ensure the full development of the writing process.

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