How students can receive help with their studies
As students progress in their studies at Christian colleges and universities, they are bound to encounter a class or assignment that gives them a hard time. Not only is this all right, it is also expected. After all, if college were easy, more people would hold degrees.
Whether students are fresh out of high school or entering college after several years in the workforce, there are ways for them to receive help at the Christian universities they are enrolled in. When problems arise in class, students should consider a few of these options.
1) On-campus tutoring – While students can certainly seek help outside of school from a private tutor, they can typically receive assistance with their studies on campus for free. Tutoring centers can be found at most Christian colleges and are often staffed by fellow students who are experts in specific subjects.
For instance, at Virginia’s Liberty University, students can make an appointment at the Bruckner Learning Center and receive help in approximately 35 courses, according to the school’s website. Subjects covered at the center include, but certainly are not limited to, English, history, psychology, business and the Bible.
Meanwhile, North Park University in Illinois provides group tutoring and supplemental instruction to members of its undergraduate community, according to the institution’s website. During these sessions, which cover topics such as Biblical studies and mathematics, students compare notes with one another, discuss coursework and hone their study skills.
2) Study groups – Students who do not attend North Park, or have access to tutoring services, can easily start their own study groups at the Christian universities they are enrolled in.
In order for these groups to be an asset, students should consider limiting their size to four to six individuals who can each bring something different to the sessions. At regular meetings, students can go over topics from the courses they are taking, prepare for tests together or work on assignments as a collective. Ultimately, this allows those who have a greater understanding of the subject matter to help those who do not. In addition, students may be able to see how their peers learn, and, as a result, pick up a few helpful pointers.
3) Meet with professors – Students should never forget that it is the professor’s job to teach. Most educators will gladly make time to meet with students who are confused or would like to go over a specific topic in their office or after class, so students should not be shy.