With the end of face-to-face education this semester, these services are moving online to provide needed support to students remotely. It’s both a technical and an emotional challenge, advisors say.Read the full article at: https://news.wisc.edu/tutoring-advising-support-go-online-for-students/
The university’s large introductory physics classes can be daunting to students, especially those who had limited exposure to the discipline in high school. In collaboration with others, Susan Nossal founded the Physics Learning Center 14 years ago to create a welcoming space for these students. The concept began as the Physics Peer Mentor Tutor Program, now the center’s core. Each semester, carefully trained undergraduates and staff members assist more than 150 students, many experiencing challenging circumstances inside and outside the classroom. The students develop confidence not only in physics, but in university life in general. Some go on to become tutors in the program themselves. Nossal sets a warm tone. Her caring demeanor and devotion to social justice foster powerful connections with students who may feel isolated or frustrated. Tenacious and resourceful, she’s grown the center into a forceful vehicle for student success.
Photo: Susan Nossal works on optical calculations with undergraduate students Matthew McAllister and Hanna Khan in a classroom at Chamberlin Hall.
Photo Credit: Jeff Miller
Nearly 250 UW–Madison peer tutors took part in campus-wide training recently. Peer tutors are high-performing students who provide academic help to fellow students, with proven academic and social development benefits.Read the full article at: https://news.wisc.edu/new-campus-wide-effort-provides-coordinated-training-for-hundreds-of-peer-tutors/