Tutoring

"A teacher is never a giver of truth; he is a guide, a pointer to the truth that each student must find for himself" - Bruce Lee

The goal of the UTRGV Learning Center is to assist you, our students, by promoting academic success at all levels from freshman core courses all the way through upper-level and graduate courses. Our tutors and Supplemental Instruction (SI) leaders are recommended and hand selected by our faculty based on their content knowledge, as well as their ability to work with students who are at various levels of their academic career.

The following services are available:

  • one-to-one
  • small group
  • study group
  • workshop
  • online

Our purpose is to help you become independent learners. Everyone in the Learning Center works toward ensuring you succeed by providing various support services in a welcoming friendly environment. What we enjoy the most is seeing the light bulb in our students’ heads go off – that “aha moment.” Stop by and see us at the Learning Center Office on your campus and let us know how we can help you reach your goals.

The difference between tutoring and Supplemental Instruction (SI):

What is Supplemental Instruction (SI)

Supplemental Instruction (SI) is an academic enrichment program that is offered in traditionally difficult courses. SI discussion and review sessions are facilitated by trained student SI Leaders who have successfully completed the course. Designed to supplement – not replace – class lectures and recitations, SI sessions are interactive and collaborative. Students who attend sessions learn to integrate how to learn with what to learn. SI sessions are usually held twice weekly for one hour; additional sessions are held prior to exams. Attendance at sessions is voluntary.