Why are tutoring services provided?
According to federal regulations, UBMS programs
must provide academic tutoring services that will enable students to complete
secondary or postsecondary courses, which may include instruction in reading,
writing, study skills, mathematics, science, and other subjects… [34
UBMS program at Marian University offer tutoring services to its participants
who face some academic challenges in particular subjects. These tutoring
services are designed to help meet the academic needs of each participant who
can benefit from them. Typically, participation in tutoring is a great way for
students to reinforce what they have been learning in school.
of the goals of the UBMS tutoring services is to help students earn and maintain
good grades in all classes, particularly Mathematics and English. The UBMS
program primarily aims to help each student to maintain a GPA higher than 2.50
on a 4.0 scale.
Who will conduct the sessions?
The tutoring sessions will be conducted by
highly qualified volunteer tutors or high performing college students from
Marian University. The UBMS
administrators will ensure that students are served by tutors who are
knowledgeable of the subject matter and able to facilitate the student’s
understanding of it.
What will take place at the sessions?
- During the tutoring sessions, tutors will
assist students with the following:
the learning experience
study habits and skills
homework and assignments
more efficiently for tests and exams
Who must participate in tutoring sessions?
Participation is primarily required for:
1. All students with an
overall GPA lower than 2.51
2. All students who have
a grade of C+ or lower in
core classes such as Mathematics, Science, and English
Who may participate in tutoring sessions?
tutoring services are not only open to those for whom tutoring is required. For
instance, students may voluntarily sign-up for tutoring services if they have a
B- or higher and who
still experience some academic challenges in Math, English, and Science
may also be recommended by their parents, counselors, teachers, to take
tutoring lessons, if they are not performing well in those subjects in spite of
a B- or higher.
may sign up for UBMS tutoring services if they only need occasional help in any
Math, English, and Science subject.
may additionally arrange to meet individually with high school teachers for
tutoring on particular subjects not necessarily offered by the UBMS tutoring
services. However, students must validate their participation at those meetings
only with teachers’ signature or that of a tutor approved by the school
When will the tutoring sessions take place?
During the academic year, tutoring sessions
will take place at the Marian University Stayer Center Room 217/218 on Wednesdays from 3:00pm - 5:00pm. We do realize that Fond du Lac High School students will not be there right at 3:00pm.
What is the format of the tutoring sessions?
The sessions for each course will be
conducted in group. Each session will consist of one hour of tutoring per
week, per class. Students are expected to attend sessions as scheduled, come prepared
with homework and questions so that they may utilize the tutoring times
What grade scale is used to determine required
POINT VALUE GRADE HIGH LOW
4.00 A+ 100.00% 97.00 %
4.00 A 96.99 % 93.00 %
3.67 A- 92.99 % 90.00 %
3.33 B+ 89.99 % 87.00 %
3.00 B 86.99 % 83.00 %
2.67 B- 82.99 % 80.00 %
2.33 C+ 79.99 % 77.00 %
2.00 C 76.99 % 73.00 %
1.67 C- 72.99 % 70.00 %
1.33 D+ 69.99 % 67.00 %
1.00 D 66.99 % 63.00 %
0.67 D- 62.99 % 60.00 %
0.00 F 59.99 % 00.00 %
expected of participating students?
Students are expected to remain firmly
committed to the tutoring services and the UBMS program in general. Therefore,
they must attend all scheduled sessions. They must treat all tutors with the
highest level of respect.
extracurricular activities or after-school employment interfere with the
tutoring schedule, please inform the UBMS program staff as soon as possible for
necessary arrangements. For any other attendance matters, please consult the
policies of the UBMS Handbook. Students are required to have permission
to leave tutoring sessions.
the event of inclement weather conditions, relating decisions made by
partnering schools will be in effect.
Follow announcements made at your respective school. For instance, if your school dismisses early
due to weather conditions, tutoring is automatically cancelled that day.
there is any type of unsatisfactory results about the UBMS services, please
inform the UBMS staff immediately after they are noticed.
If a student fails to attend a session without advance notice, and they are the only student scheduled to attend that session, their stipend check will be reduced by an amount equivalent to an hour of tutor wages.
How do students validate their participation in tutoring
The UBMS program will hold its students
accountable for keeping track of their attendance and participation in tutoring
services. Therefore, students are expected to fill out their participation form
(Weekly Tutoring Log) at every session. The form must be submitted to UBMS
staff at the end of every school week.
What should students do if they missed sessions?
Students who miss a tutoring session are
expected to be responsible for make up arrangements within two weeks of the
missed session. Students with habitual unexcused absences are subject to being
placed on probationary status.
Additional Academic Support Resources
UBMS aims to foster its participants’ ability
to become self-sufficient learners. UBMS students should be active and
resourceful participants in their own learning experience. Therefore, all UBMS
students, regardless of their academic performance level, are strongly
encouraged to draw from all supplemental resources that can help them achieve
success in all courses that are challenging to them.
Resources recommended by UBMS
High School Resources
All UBMS students are first and foremost
expected to contact their assigned school counselor and teachers
to inform them about their needs to perform better in a particular class. They are also expected to utilize all
academic support services and resources available at their high school; for
instance peer tutoring.
All UBMS students are encouraged, but
not required, to form a “study team” or join an existing one at
their school. In many cases, studying together increases the probability that
all students involved in the team will benefit from synergistic learning
Grace Fleming, an Academic Coach and Writer,
provides some tips on forming a study team. http://homeworktips.about.com/od/studymethods/a/studygroup.htm. Additionally, she
highlights the importance and some benefits of being part of a study team. http://homeworktips.about.com/od/homeworkhelp/a/study.htm
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