Welcome to the Student Learning Center LibGuide! Here you’ll find tips, tricks, and resources for the various subjects you’ll encounter at RMCAD, including writing, software, drawing, and everything in between. Our mission at the SLC is to provide a supportive environment that promotes active learning and enables students to develop the strategies and tools they need to become strong, independent learners.
We offer peer tutoring and academic mentoring on:
Interested in working one-on-one with a tutor? Self schedule an appointment here or contact our office directly at email@example.com.
Our online appointments take place over Google Meet. Google Meet is a free video-conferencing web application that allows you to talk to us face-to-face over the internet and even share your screen. You can think of it as a Google version of Skype or FaceTime!
When you schedule an appointment, you will receive an appointment confirmation email with a list of our tutors' names. When it's time for your appointment, simply click on your tutor's name. This will take you to your virtual meeting on Google Meet. Please note that you must be using the Google Chrome browser to join the online appointment! If you don't have Google Chrome on your computer, you can download it for free here. Should you have any issues joining in, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please contact us at email@example.com if you have any questions or concerns!
What can I expect from a tutoring appointment at the SLC?
Whether your appointment is on campus or online, you can expect a warm, supportive environment and a tutor who's eager to help you learn. While we can't take the place of attending class or do the work for you, we can clarify concepts, provide guidance and feedback on assignments, and answer any questions you may have along the way. Check out our SLC Tutoring Philosophy for more information.
Is tutoring free?
Yes! There is no charge for SLC services.
What subjects can I get tutoring on?
Generally, we can provide tutoring on any subject taught at RMCAD. While we do accept walk-in appointments, we suggest that you schedule an appointment ahead of time to ensure that you're paired with the right tutor.
What do I need to bring to tutoring?
If you'd like help on an assignment, please bring any related materials you have (drafts, research, thumbnails, preliminary drawings, etc.). Coming prepared with specific questions is also helpful but not required.
How does tutoring work for an online student?
Online tutoring happens via Google Meet, which allows us to share screens and see what you're working on. Note that you must have Google Chrome downloaded. If you've never used Google Meet, feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 303-225-8605 so we can walk you through the process!
We understand that life happens and that you might need to cancel an appointment. However, if you do need to cancel, we ask that you give us a minimum notice of one hour.
If you are more than 15 minutes late to your appointment, we reserve the right to mark the appointment as a no-show.
Please respect our tutors' time! If we have scheduled an appointment for you and you miss it, you are preventing other students from scheduling an appointment during that time slot. For this reason, after missing three appointments, you will no longer be able to schedule appointments online. However, you can still schedule appointments by emailing us at email@example.com or calling us at 303-225-8605.
What is an embedded tutor?
An embedded tutor partners with an instructor to support students during a course. As part of the class, an embedded tutor is available to help students with midterms, assignments, and projects. However, an embedded tutor is distinct from a course instructor. An embedded tutor does not have authority to manage responsibilities primarily held by the instructor such as providing extra credit opportunities, grading assignments, or allowing extensions. An embedded tutor is also not a teaching assistant or a substitute teacher. Instead, an embedded tutor helps students access learning resources, understand assignments, and meet their instructor’s expectations.
What does an embedded tutor do?
An embedded tutor reaches out to students frequently throughout the term to offer help with the course content and assignments. An embedded tutor is available to:
What the SLC Can (and Can't) Do for You
Our mission at the SLC is to provide a supportive environment that promotes active learning and enables students to develop the strategies and tools they need to become strong, independent learners. To achieve this goal, we have specific policies and tutoring techniques that we use. Below, we’ve provided a more detailed list of what you can and can’t expect from us.
* This is not an exhaustive list of what we can do for you! Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if there is something you want help with that’s not on this list.