SPRING CLASSES RESTART ONLINE
Spring classes and services restart the week of March 29 online only. Details are available on jjc.edu.
March 25, 2020 02:50:34
We've gone fully online! Our regular tutors are ready to meet with you online and we've provided more resources to support you in the online learning environment.
If you've never taken a class online or you just want to brush up on your study skills, this is a series of web videos that will allow you to do that. There are two areas of information on this site.
First, you'll find a 25 minute Orientation to Online Learning course that includes short videos with information about preparing for online learning. Additionally the videos address study tips, communication, motivation, and time management.
Second, you'll find a section with 20 workshops. The workshop topics were specifically chosen to address skills that will be necessary in our current learning environment. Each workshop is between 10 and 30 minutes in length. Included in this series:
Check out the Screencast to see what's included in the site.
To access these online resources, visit (www.go2ie.com/onlinelearningstudent) and follow the next steps:
We will be offering online one-on-one appointments with our regular tutors. Tutors, working from home, will log on with you for a 45-minute appointment through an online tutoring platform where you'll be able to see your tutor and work together. To make an appointment:
In order to best communicate with you, we recommend that you request appointments at least a day in advance.
The TLC provides online test preparation assistance for placement testing (Accuplacer, ALEKS), high school equivalency testing (GED, HISET, TASC), and the TEAS.
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As you prepare to complete the semester in an online learning environment, the Tutoring and Learning Center is committed to supporting your students. Even though we won't be able to tutor exactly like we have in the past, we want to do our very best to provide the academic support students need. In the spirit of learning new things and adapting to change, we have several new opportunities for students to take advantage of and we'd like to remind you of the resources that have been and remain available to them.
Online Learning Resources: Innovative Educators is providing free access to their online learning student resources until the beginning of May. We have partnered with them to provide access for our JJC students. There are two different content areas. The first is an "Orientation to Online Learning" which was designed for the online learner. The second is a series of 20 student success workshops that have been specifically curated with the current move to online learning in mind. Topics include:
Check out the Screencast to see what's included in the site.
Students will receive an email with access instructions. You may also access and explore the website.
To access online resources, visit (www.go2ie.com/onlinelearningstudent) and follow the next steps:
As students complete the online modules, they will be offered the opportunity to take an evaluation and earn a "certificate." While we wouldn't necessarily advocate for adding additional "to-do" items to students' already overwhelming learning curve, this might be a great way to reward students who are working to improve their academic skills or are doing extra work to prepare for learning in an online environment.
One-on-one Online Tutoring Appointments: We will be offering online one-on-one appointments with our regular tutors. Tutors, working from home, will log on with students for a 45-minute appointment through a tutoring platform where they'll be able to see the tutor and work together on a shared whiteboard.
After research and discussion last week, we have chosen the platform, GoBoard. There are several features that make it the platform of choice. First, it was designed specifically for tutoring and it has tools which align with our high-demand courses. For example, students and/or tutors can load documents into the board and work together to read, revise, etc. The board also has built-in scientific calculators, formula builders, graphing functions, and other essential math tools. Second, GoBoard creates a PDF of every tutoring session which students can refer to later. Finally, it is free to the college.
Under the advisement of other tutoring centers who have previously administered more online tutoring, we have expanded our appointments to 45 minutes. This time frame allows for some of the natural delays and glitches that technology can add to a session. Additionally, it allows tutors adequate time to log off of one session and onto the next. To make an appointment students should:
Smarthinking: On the left-hand menu bar of any course in iCampus, you will see a link for Smarthinking Free Tutoring. This service is free to students and is available 24/7. You can access resources, ask questions, or submit a paper for review.
Placement Test Prep: If students are prepping for the Accuplacer or ALEKS placement tests, they can still access online study resources for both tests. Go HERE for more information.
To provide high quality and consistent service, the TLC requests all patrons abide by these tutoring guidelines.
Elizabeth Bell, Tutoring and Learning Center Supervisor
Phone: (815) 280-2855
Debbie Kroeger, Tutoring Clerk
Phone: (815) 280-CUBE
Each semester, the Tutoring and Learning Center hires 15-20 peer tutors to lead one-on-one and group tutoring sessions, as well as to assist and/or lead workshops. If you are interested in becoming a Tutoring and Learning Center Tutor and meet the following criteria, we encourage you to go to the Career Services webpage and apply.
Last updated on August 19, 2019.
Hours vary by location. Please review the information below to select a Tutoring and Learning Center location that best meets your needs. Keep in mind that some tutoring services are limited to a particular location.
Main Campus, C-2010
Romeoville Campus, RMA-1039
City Center Campus, JCTR-6002
iCampus offers free online tutoring to JJC students enrolled in credit-bearing courses. ALL JJC credit courses have a link on their course's menu within Canvas to Smarthinking. The subjects supported are:
Drop-in Session - Connect with an expert tutor for a live session on demand.
Schedule a Future Session - Schedule a live session with a tutor in the future. Please note that these appointments must be booked at least 48 hours in advance.
Ask a Question - If you don't have time for a live session, send a tutor an academic question. Turnaround time for a response is typically within 24 hours.
Writing Center - Have your writing reviewed by an expert tutor. You can submit a paragraph, essay, or just a question 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Turnaround time for a response is typically within 24 hours.
If you need help, please contact Smarthinking at http://smarthinking.echelp.org/.
For additional Smarthinking Resources, watch the helpful videos on the Smarthinking website at http://smarthinking.com/student-resources.
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