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Winter 2001-02
Volume45, Number 2


Iowa's Budget Crisis: What It Means to Your Student

Old Capitol Dome Burns

Seeking the Elusive Major: for Some Iowa Students, It's a Hard Choice

NOTHING to Do? You Can't Be Serious!

Surfing Their Way Into Trouble: Copyright Law Violations Can Bring Discipline, Criminal Prosecution

To Sign Up for a Room, Just Press "Enter"

Currier Area Becoming Community Center

New Kiosks: Information Source for Residence Hall Students

Mom, Dad of the Year Honored

Paying for Quality: We Need Tuition Increase to Keep University Strong

Tutoring Help, Counsel Available in Many Academic Areas

Twister! Mayflower Students Relax in New Game Room

Parent Times Briefs

University Calendar

Tutoring Help, Cousel Available

If your student needs assistance in a particular subject or perhaps just some encouragement, you might recommend three sources of help.

First, your student should go to the professor’s office hours, explain the difficulty, and see what the professor suggests. Sometimes it’s possible to resolve a problem in just one meeting.

The next source of assistance is the Tutoring Referral Service, operated by the Campus Information Center in the Iowa Memorial Union. It keeps a list of qualified tutors who have met a number of criteria before they were accepted. The criteria are:

  • must be a UI student or staff member

  • must have 56 semester hours or more of college credit and 20 semester hours or more in the department in which they will tutor

  • must have a 3.0 minimum grade-point average

  • must have achieved no less than a B grade and completed each course listed or its equivalent.

Students are responsible for contacting the tutor, negotiating fees and appointment times, and paying for the service.

The final source of help is the University Counseling Service, which offers materials and counseling on study habits, getting more from lectures and discussions, and effective test-taking skills.



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