Academic Resource Center: Peer tutoring and writing support

Apr. 8, 2020

ARC Support and Service Returns with Peer Tutoring and Writing Supports

Academic supports and services have remained available to students, faculty, and staff throughout the many changes occurring this semester. With recent changes in federal and University guidelines with regard to Student Employment, the Academic Resource Center (ARC) is happy to announce several peer tutors and writing coaches are back to work and available to support students.

With this additional support, students again have two options to access for tutoring support and three options to access writing assistance.

Tutoring Options

  • Virtual Peer Tutoring Appointments: Appointments may be made through the “regular” process for peer tutoring – go to webster.edu/academic-resource-center/ and select “Schedule a Tutoring Appointment”  for the appropriate service under Requests. ou may access a video to review these steps. Students will meet face-to-face with peer tutors through Zoom web conferencing software.
  • NetTutor: To access NetTutor, an online, professional tutoring and writing service, students should log into any WorldClassRoom (Canvas) course shell, and select NetTutor in the left-hand course menu. (If you have hidden the NetTutor option in your WorldClassRoom course, please be sure to unhide it.) The video available to reviews these steps.

Writing Options

  • Virtual Peer Writing Center Appointments: Appointments may be made through the “regular” process for Writing Center assistance – go to webster.edu/academic-resource-center/ and select “Schedule a Writing Appointment” for the appropriate service under Requests. The video available at  reviews these steps, and students will meet face-to-face with peer writing coaches through Zoom web conferencing software. You may access a video to review these steps.
  • NetTutor: To access NetTutor, an online, professional tutoring and writing service, log in to any WorldClassRoom (Canvas) course shell, and select NetTutor in the left-hand course menu. (If you have hidden the NetTutor option in your WorldClassRoom course, please be sure to unhide it.) The videoavailable to reviews these steps.
  • Online Writing Center: To submit a paper to the Online Writing Center, go to webster.edu/academic-resource-center/writingcenter and scroll down to the section called “Submitting a Paper for Online Help.” To access Online Writing Center information through WorldClassRoom (Canvas), click on the Help option in the left-hand menu and select Writing Assistance. The video available at https://youtu.be/x6XXU9i3ZGw reviews these steps.

As always, the ARC also provides Academic Counseling, ADA, and assistive technology support. These services are available virtually – by phone, email, and WebEx. Faculty and students can connect with these services by reaching out to the Academic Resource Center (ARC) team via phone or email. The team’s contact information is available at webster.edu/academic-resource-center/meet-our-staff/. Additionally, faculty may raise Referrals in Starfish to connect students to these services.

Students who would like to work with an academic counselor for assistance with anything that is affecting them academically, including help getting organized and/or online course strategies, may also schedule an appointment directly with Lisa Hempen, Student Success Coordinator, through the Student Success Portal by going to their My Success Network section, searching for Hempen, and selecting Lisa’s name. Then, they just click on the Schedule Appointment button and follow the prompts. (To access the Student Success Portal, students and employees may click on Student Success Portal in any WorldClassRoom course shell or go to success.webster.edu and log in with their Connections credentials.)

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