For Fall 2020, the Office of Minority Student Affairs’ (OMSA) Tutoring and Academic Services will be offered online. The OMSA offers free tutoring and academic services. Matched tutoring, online self-paced workshops and academic skills consultations are among the services featured in the OMSA’s Academic Services Center (ASC) located at 1103 W. Oregon, Suite E, Urbana, Il. OMSA's services are designed to help students achieve in college. The level of rigor at the University of Illinois is different than in high school or community college. No matter how you performed before attending Illinois, there is always room to hone your study skills.
To learn more about their tutoring services and to sign up for a tutor, visit https://www.omsa.illinois.edu/programs/tutoring/tutoring/.To learn more about their academic skills consultations and to request a consultation, visit https://tutortrac.omsa.illinois.edu/TracWeb40/Default.html.To learn more about the self-paced workshops and to take advantage of their self-paced workshops, visit https://www.omsa.illinois.edu/programs/tutoring/workshops/.
You are encouraged to make the most of your tutoring and workshop session(s) by:
Requesting a tutor at the beginning of the term. Come to each of your tutoring or workshop sessions prepared. Preparation includes having your textbooks, notes, and specific questions concerning the material. The more you prepare, the more you will get out of the session. Tutors do not serve as a substitute for our instructional faculty. They will not "lecture" or "re-teach." They will provide strategies to help you improve your approach to mastering your course content. Tutoring is not a substitute for missed classes. If you miss class, make sure you get notes from a classmate and meet with your professor during office hours.