Summer Tutoring

Tutoring for the summer, May 23 through August 15, 2022, is by appointment only.  Tutors will be available for English/Writing (research papers), math (all levels), Microcomputer Applications, Biology, and Chemistry on a limited basis.

  • To schedule an appointment with a tutor, please call/text Mindy Nitch at 814-262-6433 or email mnitch@pennhighlands.edu
  • You may also submit a Tutor Request Form
  • Or you may schedule directly with the following tutors:

SCHEDULE A VIRTUAL (ZOOM) TUTORING SESSION

Participate in tutoring from the comfort of your home. The tutors listed below are available for tutoring via Zoom.  To schedule with them, please access the link provided.

Mr. Dane Lamont (English/Writing, Public Speaking, Microcomputer Applications)

Click Here to schedule with Dane Lamont.

 

Ms. Ashley Sheaffer (Math, English/Writing, Biology)

Click Here to schedule with Ashley.

 

Ms. Victoria Winfield (Psychology, BIO104/114 & BIO106/116, English/Writing)

Click Here to schedule with Victoria.

 

Mr. Matt Gaul (most subjects including Math up to MAT170 & MAT200, English/Writing, Biology, Chemistry)

Click Here  to schedule with Matt.

Would a Tutor Help Me?

Student should seek a tutor because:

  • Tutoring can help you better understand a subject matter.
  • Tutoring can help you improve your course grade.
  • Tutors can help you learn better study techniques.
  • Tutors can help you avoid plagiarism.
  • Tutors can provide help with APA/MLA style papers.
  • Tutoring can help you get the most from your study time. 

Benefits of Tutoring

How can I get a tutor?

  • Stop in the Writing/Math Center, Room B115 at the Richland campus for assistance with math and English or see the drop-in tutoring schedules for Blair. 
  • Need a tutor for another subject or at another location? Submit the electronic Tutor Request Form under Request a Tutor.
  • Students can submit requests for tutoring in other subjects aside from English and math, but availability maybe limited. 
     

How much does tutoring cost?

  • Tutoring is FREE for students.

How often can I stop in the Math/Writing Center at the Richland campus or the Drop-In Tutoring at the other centers?

  • Students can stop in for assistance as often as needed. There is no limit on visits to the Math/Writing center or the Drop-In Tutoring at the Centers.

I'm at another education center, is tutoring available here?

  • Yes! Please check for drop-in Math and/or English tutoring at your location.
  • If drop-in tutoring is not available for English or math or you need tutoring in another subject, please complete the "Tutor Request Form." 

I have a paper for a class and I'm struggling with APA/MLA style, will a tutor help me?

  • Tutors can provide assistance with research papers and properly formatting papers using APA/MLA formatting.

Do I have to be failing to get a tutor?

  • No, tutors can help you improve your skills and continue to help you build your grade. Tutors help with more than just information about a subject including study skills, organizing materials, etc.

Who provides the tutoring?

  • All peer tutors have been approved and recommended by instructors for the subject areas in which they tutor. Tutors are highly recommended by your peers who have utilized the service in the past.
  • Faculty and professional tutors also provide tutoring in the Math/Writing Center and at Blair, Huntingdon, Ebensburg, and Somerset Centers.
  • Professional tutors are adjuncts and qualified community members who have experience in the subject which they are tutoring. 

 

 

Can't meet with a tutor on campus due to your schedule? Check out Smarthinking, an online tutoring service that Pennsylvania Highlands is making available to its students. Smarthinking provides tutoring in a variety of subjects, some of which are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week!

With Smarthinking you can:

  • Connect With a Tutor and interact live
  • Submit your Writing for any class to their Online Writing Lab.

Access the Smarthinking link on your Brightspace page. You will be automatically logged in.

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Want to be a Peer Tutor?

Complete the application below and return it to the Student Success Center along with a completed Faculty Recommendation Form.  

Peer-to-peer tutors are Penn Highlands students who have been recommended or approved by a faculty member to be a tutor. Tutors must have a minimum 2.8 GPA and have a final A or B in the course in which they wish to tutor.

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Want to be a Professional Tutor?

Professional tutors(adjunct faculty, students at a four-year college or university, community members or staff) complete the attached Professional Tutor Application and submit it to Mindy Nitch in the Student Success Center.

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