New program on campus needing student workers
The newest tutoring program at Pratt Community College is seeking students who are good in math to work with students.
The paid position is part of Title III’s Supplemental Instruction program, which will be offered this fall.
“Supplemental Instruction is a more hands-on tutoring program,” said Emma Shrack, Supplemental Instruction Coordinator. “It is led by students who have taken the class and are sitting in the classroom with the students.”
Many students may work with one Supplemental Instruction leader. After the class the leader and students will meet weekly to review what they have learned in the classroom and discuss any concerns the students are having.
Shrack help initiate the program this summer and was the SI Leader for an Intermediate Algebra class. In the class 60 percent of the students took advantage of the program and all who were involved, passed the class.
In order to be a SI leader students must have previously taken the class from PCC and received a grade equivalent or above a 3.0.
“We need students who really understand math and will be able to explain it to others in a way they can understand,” Shrack said.
The Supplemental Instruction program won’t take the place of tutors, the PASS program or students going to the instructor if they need to.
“Having the students meet weekly helps them build study skills as well as learn the material better,” she said. “They still may need to take advantage of these other programs to be successful in the classroom between meetings with the leader.”
Students interested in being a leader or being involved in the program, should contact Shrack at 620.450.2280 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.