Personal Trainers For Your Brain

Math • Writing • Biology • Chemistry • Stats •  More!

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The UAS Sitka Campus tutors are like personal trainers for your brain! Did you know tutoring is offered FREE to local and distance students? Yes free! Tutoring is available to UAS Sitka students through the Student Success Center (SSC) and through tutor.com, a service provided by the State of Alaska.

Our four highly qualified tutors regularly support students in Sitka classes with in-person meetings, Skype calls, Blackboard Collaborate sessions, and other distance delivery methods. They offer flexible daytime, evening and weekend appointments.

If you need assistance contact one of our tutors below!

Meet the Tutors

Kyle Kyle Rosendale (907) 747-7765
B.S. Biomedical Engineering, M.Sc. Entrepreneurship
krosendale@uas.alaska.edu
MATH (through calculus), STATISTICS, BIOLOGY, Intro CHEMISTRY, BUSINESS
 Jasmine Jasmine Shaw (907) 747-9440
B.S. Chemistry, M.S. Environmental Science
jdshaw2@uas.alaska.edu
CHEMISTRY, WRITING (including technical), MATH, ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE, HISTORY, ESL
 Breanna Breanna Stewart (907) 747-7712
B.S. Family, Youth & Community Sci, B.A. Criminology
bstewart6@uas.alaska.edu
WRITING composition, MATH (through pre-calc & trig), Intro PSYCH, Intro SOCIOLOGY, Intro JUSTICE
 Joesph Joseph Dubie (907) 747-7707
B.S. Biology
jjdubie@uas.alaska.edu
BIOLOGY (including microbiology), CHEMISTRY, WRITING (composition), MATH (through calc), Intro PHYSICS

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You Asked For It…

surveyEarlier this year, we conducted a student survey regarding this blog, the tutorials we developed, and suggestions for future tutorials. We reviewed the 43 responses and from those we determined much of what was suggested is already available from other sources. Over the next few weeks we will be posting the resources we found that relate to the suggestions made.

A few of the respondents were not aware of some our current tutorials so we’ll start with the following:

Suggestions From Survey Respondents Tutorial or Link to Resource
Studying How to Study
How to find online tutoring and support services Is Online Learning Right For Me? (New!)
Student Success Center Tutoring
I want to learn how to schedule my day to add in homework Time Management for Students
How to write formal emails Email Etiquette
Resources found: Menlo College and Oxford University Press
Library article search Egan Library Distance Services
Using Blackboard
Blackboard tutorials with new interface
How to upload a file to Blackboard
Blackboard: Behind the Scenes (New!)

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Sitka Campus Student Success Center – Updated Services and Hours

Online and in-person tutoring, testing and academic advising is available to UAS Sitka students. And it’s free! Below is a list of services and hours.

General SSC Open Hours:

  • Monday – Thursday:  8 am – 9 pm
  • Friday:  8 am – 5 pm
  • Saturday:  12 pm – 4 pm

Tutoring and Testing Hours (Fall & Spring Semesters):

  • Monday – Thursday: 10 am – 8 pm
  • Friday: 10 am – 5 pm
  • Saturday: 12 pm  – 4:00

Tutoring Includes:

  • Math Assistance
  • English and Writing Assistance
  • Subject and Homework Help
  • Tutor.com through SLED
  • GED preparation

 Testing Includes:

  • Accuplacer
  • Proctoring
  • Professional Certifications (Praxis, PAX-RN, etc.)
  • Career Exploration
  • GED

Advising Hours:

  • Monday – Friday: 10 am – 5 pm and by appointment

Advising Includes:

  • Academic Planning and Counseling
  • Career Counseling
  • Financial Aid and Scholarships
  • Transfer Support
  • Sitka-based Program Info and Promotion
  • Academic Facilitation
  • Veterans and Active Military Support
  • Student Government
  • Schedule / Course Planning
  • Disability Support
  • Dual Enrollment
  • Graduation

Hours may change, so please visit the web site for current information. Feel free to email the staff to schedule a tutoring session! Or call toll free: 1-800-478-6653 ext 7717.

Online and In-Person Tutoring Available

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Online and in-person tutoring is available to UAS Sitka students. And it’s free! Writing and math tutors are available in person, by phone, email, Google hangout, or Skype. The friendly Student Success staff are available to assist you in English and math.

Writing assistance is available for the following topics:

  • Writing and editing essays
  • Proper use of MLA or APA formats
  • Navigating the Egan Library website
  • Research for your paper
  • Scholarship essays or resume writing

Math assistance is available for the following topics:

  • Math refresher
  • Placement test review
  • Math study skills
  • Introductions to graphing calculators or Excel as class tools

Tutoring hours are:

  • Mon-Thurs: 10am-8pm
  • Fri: 10am-5pm
  • Sat: Noon-4pm
  • Or by appointment

Hours may change, so please visit the web site for current information. Feel free to email the staff to schedule a tutoring session! Or call toll free: 1-800-478-6653 ext 7717.

Another option is online tutoring (available to residents within the state of Alaska) from 12 pm – 2 am everyday Alaska time at: www.sled.alaska.edu/homework.

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Tutoring Services for e-Learning Students

Tutoring Services for E-Learning Students

Did you know that you don’t have to be on campus to get help from a tutor? The UAS Sitka Campus has tutoring services available for our e-Learning students!

David Felts is our writing assistant and English tutor. He offers tutoring by telephone, Email, online (Elluminate), and Skype. David can help you with:

  • Getting started on a writing assignment (understanding the assignment, brainstorming, outlining).
  • Editing for errors (copy editing suggestions, formatting issues, editing for content).
  • Avoiding plagiarism (properly citing sources, following instructor recommended guidelines).
  • Revising to meet instructors’ assignments.

Check out David’s schedule to find a time and tutoring format that works for you!

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