Spring 2016 Tutoring Snapshot

The Learning Center offered 10,609 hours of tutoring: 66% of the tutoring offered was taken advantage of by students (approximately 6,730 hours).

  • 5,890 instances of tutoring at the Learning Center.
    • Des Plaines 3,452 (59%) instances
    • Skokie 2,438 (41%) instances
  • 1,290 (22%) unique clients.
    • 714 (55%) of these clients returned for tutoring to the Learning Center at some point throughout the semester.
  • 125 of the tutoring instances were provided to community residents, accounting for 111.5 of the total tutoring hours.
    • Des Plaines – 44 community resident instances – 32.5 hours
    • Skokie – 83 community resident instances – 79 hours
  • 6,729.75 total tutoring hours.
    • Des Plaines 3,657.75 (54%) hours
    • Skokie 3,072 (46%) hours
  • 63 tutors were employed across both campuses.
    • Des Plaines 33 tutors
    • Skokie 37 tutors
  • The Learning Center offered 10,609 hours of tutoring.
    • 379.5 of these hours were offered by embedded (in-classroom) faculty tutors.
  • Tutoring instances were predominantly distributed among the following subject areas:
    • Writing 32%
    • Math 29%
    • Biology 13%
    • Chemistry 10%
    • Physics 4%
    • Accounting 4%
  • 3,592 instances of tutoring in the Road Math classes, accounting for 1,029 hours.
    • Des Plaines 2,269 instances, 637 hours
    • Skokie 1,323 instances, 392
  • Instances of tutoring by subject area:
    • 1356 for MAT 110
    • 1149 for MAT 060
    • 706 for MAT 070
    • 194 for MAT 140
    • 187 for MAT 080
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Spring ’16 #STUDYBREAKFAST

#studybreakfast - DP collage

Our sixth biannual #STUDYBREAKFAST was the biggest and best so far! This semester’s event took place last Tuesday, simultaneously happening between 7:30-9:30p.m. at both RHC and DP campuses. We are proud to report that more than 300 students attended this semester’s #STUDYBREAKFAST, 112 students (!!!) in Skokie and 210 (!!!) in Des Plaines.

A couple of this semester’s highlights are:

  • Eight faculty-conducted review sessions prior-to and during the event provided students with an opportunity to get specific help preparing for finals *and* enjoy the food, fun, and games at #STUDYBREAKFAST;
  • Our first academic-focused student organization, the Society of Women Engineers, participated in the event by hosting a catapult competition;
  • Oakton’s Alumni Association sponsored a full-scale photo booth (designed and built by the Performing Arts Center crew) that provided students with a souvenir photo and way to stay connected with the College (See their photos on Facebook.);
  • Student athletes aka our Oakton OWLS gave out OWLS t-shirts to support the program, school spirit, and their teams.

These activities are highlights for the Learning Center because they directly align with the four pillars of #STUDYBREAKFAST: academic preparedness, health and wellness, engagement, and school spirit.

Other collaborators, contributors, sponsors, and volunteers were many and varied–74 individual volunteers and several programs/departments. The Learning Center team counts on the entire College to show up for #STUDYBREAKFAST and you have for the last three years!

THANK YOU!!!

Thanks to everyone for the small, medium, and HUGE ways you continue to make #STUDYBREAKFAST a meaningful and memorable signature Oakton experience.

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P.S. Check out some additional photos from the event here #SB photos and Oakton’s Facebook page

 

Get Prepared for Spring 2016

All Oakton students are invited to attend our “Return & Learn” programs. Return & Learn is designed to help students refresh their ability to navigate technology, MyMathlab, and study skills prior to, and during the first weeks of the Spring 2016 semester.

Inam and Sasha

Study Math with Us!

The “Using Technology for Courses at Oakton” section of the program will focus on navigating My.Oakton.edu, Desire2Learn, and Microsoft Office Suite (e.g., Word, Excel, PowerPoint). The “Using MyMathlab for Math Courses” section will focus on navigating Pearson’s MyMathLab program, which is used in many math courses. Study Skills will focus on effective note taking, time management, and test taking strategies.

Return & Learn will take place on the following dates and times:

Wednesday, January 13 from 2pm – 5 pm: Skokie Campus:
“Using Technology for Courses at Oakton” = room P231
“Using MyMathlab for Math Courses” = room P232
“Study Skills” in the Learning Center = room A135

Thursday, January 14 from 2pm – 5 pm: Des Plaines:
“Using Technology for Courses at Oakton” = room 2625
“Using MyMathlab for Math Courses” = room 2635
“Study Skills” in the Learning Center = room 2400

Saturday, January 23 from 11am – 2 pm: Des Plaines & Skokie Campus:
“Using Technology for Courses at Oakton” =  DP room 1837; Skokie room P231
“Using MyMathlab for Math Courses” = DP room 1831; Skokie room P232
“Study Skills” in the Learning Center = DP room 2400;  Skokie room A135

Wednesday, January 27 from 1pm – 4 pm: Skokie Campus:
“Using Technology for Courses at Oakton” = room P233
“Using MyMathlab for Math Courses” = room P236
“Study Skills” in the Learning Center = room A135

Thursday, January 28 from 1pm – 4 pm: Des Plaines:

“Using Technology for Courses at Oakton” = room 1837
“Using MyMathlab for Math Courses” = room 1836
“Study Skills” in the Learning Center = room 2400
 

Students who are interested can attend as many sessions as they desire and do  not need to RSVP. They can simply show-up.