For those currently cramming for final exams next week, we understand that the DC program at NUHS is quite challenging and time consuming. Fortunately, NUHS offers academic assistance by providing free peer weekly tutoring for most basic science (phase 1) curriculum. I, myself, am a tutor for Systems Pathology I, Histology II, and Neuroendocrinology, GI & Reproductive Physiology. Having used tutors previously in other courses, I felt like this was a chance for me to support others struggling with material and guide them. Teaching others requires one to discover the best method a student learns. Drawing out pathways works better for some while forming charts and tables works better for others. It forces the tutor to really become flexible and adapt to the student’s needs. Sometimes the way a professor explains a specific topic can be confusing to another’s mind, or it can just be challenging material to grasp. I have found that tutors can re-word material in a way that might help the student have that “aha” moment and have the material click.
Tutoring is also beneficial for the tutor themselves. The best way to learn is to teach, and tutoring another enables one to master those concepts better. Meeting with a tutor enables you to have one-on-one attention with an older tri student who was once in the same shoes as you. It also poses the advantage of having insight as to what was emphasized in those classes and was expected to know on exams. With hectic student schedules, tutoring is easily available in person or online! I’ve scheduled several tutoring sessions via Zoom that have worked really well.
If you are struggling with a course topic, contact the class tutor or professor. We are here for you and rooting for your success! We’ve got your back.