Academic Success Center open for Spring 2015 tutoring

The staff of the Academic Success Center seek to partner with faculty and staff by providing help to RU students who exhibit a need for support within their coursework. Students who work with the trained tutors in the Academic Success Center gain deeper understanding of the course content, make connections with a community of learners, and receive personal attention.

The Academic Success Center, located in room 124M of the Auditorium Building and room 125 at the Schaumburg Campus, can provide support for the development of study and standard English editing skills, as well as such courses as: Accounting, Finance, Biology, Chemistry, English as a Second Language, French, Italian, Mathematics, Music Theory, and Statistics. Assistance is also available for both the APA and the MLA forms of secondary source documentation.

To make an appointment online visit www.roosevelt.edu/asc or call 312-341-3818 in Chicago or 847-619-7978 in Schaumburg. Students can also visit the ASC to request a tutor.

 

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The Balancing Act: Balancing Life, Work, and Education

It’s challenging as an adult to balance life, family, and work – but throw education into the mix and it could be downright stressful.  It seems there aren’t enough hours in the day to juggle everything, but think about this: something happened that was important enough for you to commit to finishing your degree.  Whether it is a career change, a requirement for work, or personal satisfaction, you made a commitment to getting your degree. And good for you!

Here are some tips to make juggling just a little bit easier:

1. Don’t bite off more than you can chew!! Sure, you’re enthusiastic about college, but don’t take on more than you can handle.  If taking one course a semester is all you can do so that you can balance your life/work/family, then only take one class.

2. Make sure you carve out time each day for family/spouse/children and most importantly yourself.

3. Create a “study/class work” schedule and stick with it.  Figure out the best time of day (or night) that you can devote to your course work.

4. Get enough sleep.  Enough said.

5. Have your spouse and/or children help with housework and cooking.  Explain that this is temporary, just until you finish school.  Once you get your degree you will land that dream job and be able to afford a housekeeper! Okay, maybe I’m exaggerating a bit, but really – get them to help out.

6.  Take advantage of our tutoring center!  You don’t have to be having trouble in class to take advantage of this service.  Our tutors can help you be successful with your coursework.

7. If you are taking online courses, take the Blackboard Training course.  They’re free and are offered online or on campus!

I know that you’re thinking this is easier said than done, but planning is key.  Hang in there.  It’s really worth it.

Need a tutor?

Well, classes are underway and we hope that everyone is off to a good start this semester.   I want to let those of you who are new to CPS know, and remind those of you who aren’t new, that Roosevelt University’s Academic Success Center offers tutoring at both campuses to all currently enrolled students – free of charge!  Knowledgeable tutors are available to help with a variety of subjects ranging from accounting to english/writing to statistics.  You don’t have to struggle with a subject to take advantage of tutoring, either.  Tutors can help you with different techniques for learning and processing information, too.  Writing a term paper and need to bounce ideas off of someone?  Take advantage of a tutor! For more information visit their website!