News • October 08, 2018

Office of Student Success honors its tutors during National Tutoring Week

Office of Student Success honors its tutors during National Tutoring Week

Riverside, Calif. (Oct. 5, 2018) – The Office of Student Success at California Baptist University treated its tutors to a breakfast in honor of their contributions to the CBU community. The office coordinated the acknowledgement in conjunction with National Tutoring Week (Oct. 1-5).  

This week is centered on appreciating tutors for dedicating their time to help students achieve their academic goals, said Michael Osadchuk, coordinator of the Office of Student Success at CBU. 

Student Success has more than 70 tutors available for students. All the tutors are themselves students who have passed the classes they tutor in with a B+ or higher.  

“A big part of being a tutor is the ability to communicate conceptualized information, and the majority of tutors at CBU come highly recommended by the professors,” Osadchuk said. “I really want students to see our office and tutoring as a way to get them to their academic goals and not just to keep them out of the depths of failure.”

Student Success offers students a variety of services including one-on-one tutoring, study groups, exam proctoring, academic success workshops and academic guidance. Students can call the office to schedule an appointment or walk in to see if a tutor is available.   

Katelyn Hancock, a kinesiology freshman, said since she began using the tutoring services, her English grades have gone up.

“They provide a wide range of subjects you can ask tutoring in. They are very knowledgeable and helpful,” Hancock said. “Having someone there to critique is very helpful.”

Marissa Gonzalez, a health science freshman, uses tutoring services to help with her science courses.  

“Since I have been coming in here, I’ve been doing better on my quizzes, so it’s been really helpful. I feel like a lot of students don’t know about [the services offered] or don’t know where to start, and I suggest they come in because it helps,” Gonzalez said.

Alondra Cano, a Student Success tutor, said she believes tutoring can help students become more self-assured in their abilities.

“It is a confidence boost and they come away feeling they can do this if they set their minds to it,” Cano said.