Tutorial Services offered by CFSS are free of charge and open to all ISU students currently enrolled. A combination of one-on-one and small group tutorials are offered for many courses. Some courses are tutored by appointment, while other courses math, for example) lend themselves better to a walk-in type system. Tutoring may be long-term, short-term, or single visit, depending upon the needs of the student. Students are tutored on a first come, first served basis throughout the semester. Approximately 40 tutors are employed each semester to provide services to over 1,000 students per year.
Tell me, and I forget
Show me, and I remember.
Involve me, and I understand.
~~~ Ancient Chinese Proverb.
Supplemental Instruction (SI), an internationally recognized academic support program, offers free, regularly scheduled, out-of-class, review sessions for historically difficult courses. SI study sessions are informal seminars in which students compare notes, discuss readings, develop organizational tools and predict test items. Students learn how to integrate course content and reasoning skills, and those who attend SI sessions on a regular basis earn higher test scores than non-SI participants. Sessions are facilitated by SI Leaders, students who have not only demonstrated proficiency in their targeted course, but who act as a model student by attending the class and taking notes.