Tutoring & Workshops

The Elftmann Student Success Center offers both structured and customized workshops to all Dunwoody students.

Structured workshops use an established curriculum and are offered during set dates each year.

Guided Study Sessions & Workshops

Guided Study Sessions are developed throughout the year to fit requests of students and/or instructors. Examples of covered topics include: fundamental math, writing, study skills, computer literacy, and AP style formatting.

Guided Study Sessions run: 

  • Monday – Thursday, 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. or by appointment

To schedule an appointment, email Eeris Fritz at efritz@dunwoody.edu

Free Summer Bridge to Success Seminars

Bridge to Success seminars are geared to incoming students and are offered the week prior to the start of the fall semester. There is no cost to students.

Contact Eeris Fritz at 612.381.8122 or efritz@dunwoody.edu to reserve your spot.

Our Peer Tutoring Team is Here to Help You

Peer Tutor Team LogoThe Elftmann Student Success Center provides free tutoring support to Dunwoody students in a wide variety of disciplines. Tutors are typically second-year students who are recommended by program faculty and trained by the Success Center faculty, so they know what it takes to be successful.

Tutors hold regular hours in the Success Center, and many also hold hours in their respective lab areas. Tutors are available with or without an appointment. In addition, Success Center faculty are available for further guidance and support.

In addition to program-specific help, our faculty and tutors are happy to help you with the following topics and skills:

  • Algebra and Boolean Algebra
  • Geometry and Trigonometry
  • Electricity theory, circuits, and electronics
  • Design software — such as Solidworks
  • Basic computer support
  • Technical reading and writing

The Peer Tutor Team (PT²)

Hours

  • Mon-Fri: 2-5 p.m.
  • Sat. 9 a.m. – noon, or by appointment
  • Additional times can be scheduled with each tutor

Becoming a Tutor

The Elftmann Student Success Center provides a tutor for many technical programs at Dunwoody College of Technology.

Qualifications:

  • Successfully complete at least 1 quarter of technical work at Dunwoody College
  • Receive a recommendation from a technical instructor
  • Maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Demonstrate an ability to work with others
  • Communicate effectively
  • Be proficient in the Arts & Sciences, especially math and/or English

Process For Becoming a Tutor

  1. Contact Eeris Fritz to discuss the application process and to schedule an interview:
    Phone: 612-381-8122 | Email: efritz@dunwoody.edu | Office: Black 52D
  2. Ask a financial aid representative if you qualify for work study.
  3. Ensure your instructor recommendation is emailed to Eeris Fritz.
  4. For the interview, you must bring a problem from your technical program to conduct a tutoring session. The problem should take approximately 10 minutes to work through.
  5. Tutors then complete 30+ hours of training covering topics that follow the specifications set by the College Reading and Learning Association. Topics include tutoring techniques, modeling, questioning, and managing small groups.

Tutor Responsibilities

All tutors are expected to:

  • Punch in and out daily
  • Welcome students
  • Offer tutoring
  • Help maintain a positive learning environment
  • Monitor students
    • Keep the general rules of ESSC (no eating, make sure drinks have a lid, etc.)
    • Maintain a reasonable volume among student conversations
    • Regularly contact 1st and 2nd quarter students within your program
  • Track tutoring visits

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For more information, please contact Eeris Fritz at: efritz@dunwoody.edu or 612-381-8122.

 

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