RESOURCES: TUTORING SERVICES AVAILABLE

  • Individual Tutoring. Our TutorFind Directory is now online! Undergraduate tutors are available for $12/hr; graduate tutors are $15/hr.
  • Drop-In Tutoring. Two hours a day, five days a week, drop-in tutoring is available in math, chemistry and physics.
  • Group Tutoring. Free group tutoring in a number of courses is offered each semester. Groups are formed in response to student requests. Stop by the Center for Academic Success to sign up.

Helpful Hints

On Friday, March 24, midterm grades will be posted to UDSIS for first-year students. To view your midterm grades, log in to UDSIS and select “Grades” from the drop-down menu. Then click on the tab that reads “Midterm.” Some instructors do not submit midterm grades to the Registrar, so you may have to check directly with your professor or TA to see how you are doing in a particular class.

If you are disappointed with a midterm grade, consider why it may be lower than you expected or desired. Do you need to see a tutor for additional help with the material? Would it benefit you to use different study strategies or attend a workshop on test preparation? Are you doing the things that support student success?

  •  Attend classes regularly.
  •  Sit near the front of the classroom and make eye contact with the instructor.
  •  If you have questions about the material or an exam, attend the instructor’s office hours.
  •  Set aside adequate time to read, study, and complete your coursework.
  •  Limit social media use to a brief, designated time period each day.
  •  If you have concerns, contact an advisor to discuss them.

 

Helpful Hints for Making the Most of Your Advising Appointment

  1. Don’t wait until the last minute to make an appointment with your advisor. Your advisor has many students to see, and you will have more options to choose from if you schedule now.
  2. Go to the appointment with a list of questions. If you are meeting to discuss registration, have you reviewed the current course offerings and catalog requirements? Did you make a list of classes that interest you?
  3. Arrive on time! Confirm the location of your advisor’s office. Keep the office number handy, just in case you’re running late and need to let someone know.
  4. Since academic decisions are ultimately your responsibility, tell the advisor if you don’t understand a requirement or are not clear about a UD policy or procedure. Ask the advisor to help you find the answers to your questions.
  5. Don’t be afraid to bring up sensitive issues (e.g., missing classes, financial concerns). Tell your advisor if there is something that is affecting your ability to succeed academically.
  6. Remember to thank your advisor for his/her time. This may seem obvious, but it is an important part of establishing a professional relationship.
  7. Make sure you follow-up on any referrals that your advisor gives you (e.g., tutoring, counseling center).

 

Helpful Hints

There are several alternative grading options available for students who are not doing well in a course, including withdraw, audit, and pass/fail. Review this slideshow developed by the College of Arts & Sciences to learn more about your options. Contact your academic advisor if you have questions about how using one of these options may affect your student status.

 

Student Spotlight

Braulio Florentino, Class of 2020, is a first-year student who entered UD undeclared because he wanted the opportunity to explore his options. He told his advisor, Adrian McCleary, that he has always been fascinated by science and excelled in math in high school. Braulio chose UD because it provides the type of environment where he can thrive, and he has decided to major in Biological Sciences in preparation for attending medical school.