Monday, February 12, 2018

The Benefits of Tutoring for Adult Learners

Peirce College is dedicated to helping non-traditional students of all ages achieve academic and career success. Whether the gap between college and high school is a few months, a few years or a few decades, adult learners should have the chance to pursue their educational dreams. At Peirce College, we open the door to your goals and help you not only pursue them, but accomplish them.

One way we actively assist our students is through tutoring support. Tutoring is an excellent way for adult students to gain support with course content and to receive assistance in a variety of ways.

If you have been away from the academic world for an extended period of time, you will need to prepare yourself to re-enter the classroom. One way to do so is to make an appointment with a Walker Center tutor to review basic math and writing skills. Walker Center tutors will be happy to help you with areas such as fractions, decimals, equations, punctuation, sentence structure, and essay format.

Tutors’ knowledge of study skills, especially subject-specific study skills, can also prove invaluable for returning students. Tutors can provide adult students with guidance in textbook reading, note-taking, and test preparation in their own areas of expertise. Walker Center tutors were successful students in the subjects they tutor, and they will gladly share their strategies for success in the classroom.

Additionally and most importantly, tutoring builds confidence! The individual tutoring session is tailored to your needs, whether you need a basic skills review, help with course content, or study skills support. During the one-on-one interaction between a tutor and an adult student, the tutor can assess your needs and challenges, present strategies to work through those challenges, and provide tools and feedback so that you will be able to succeed academically.

In addition to individual appointments, the Walker Center is proud to host Study Days for our students. During these scheduled days, students can come to campus and work through their session coursework with a tutor to get any further assistance needed. Study Day is always held on Saturday, so if the weekdays don’t work for you, Study Day is a great option! We have one coming up this Saturday, February 17 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Interested students should contact the Walker Center to RSVP at 215.670.9251.

With each success you achieve, your confidence level will rise, and greater self-confidence can lead to more academic success. So whether you are eighteen or eighty, tutoring can benefit you! We hope to see you this Saturday or at a future appointment.