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4/10/14 - The OLS would like to congratulate all of the tutors who did Quest talks on Wednesday. We're proud to have our tutors contributing toward academic advancement by doing research and educating others. Great job Everyone!

4/7/14 - Past and Present Tutors Receive Awards!

Larissa Assam, Nicole Leader, and Rhiannon Peshniak are recipients of the prestigious Chancellor's Award. All three have tutoring connections to the Office of Learning Services. Larissa tutored biology, chemistry, and math for 1 ½ years. Nicole is a former math and physics tutor. Rhiannon has been tutoring writing and history since the fall 2012.  Please click here to read about their extraordinary accomplishments!

Additionally, Larissa Assam and Hanh Huynh, two former tutors, have won the prestigious Oswego Alumni Association Outstanding Senior Award.  According to the Oswego Alumni Office, recipients of the award have demonstrated excellence "in academics and campus involvement during his or her time at SUNY Oswego." Larissa tutored biology, chemistry, and math in the Office of Learning Services for 1 ½ years.  Hanh tutored accounting and Japanese in the Office of Learning Services for 2 years. Larissa and Hanh will receive the award at the Commencement Eve Torchlight Dinner, on Friday, May 16, 2014.

Barbara Scheibel, a senior writing tutor, is the recipient of the R. Lee Martin Award.  This scholarship is presented by the Curriculum and Instruction Department in memory of Dr. R. Lee Martin (d.1973), a distinguished member of the department for over 22 years. To qualify for this award, a student must have a 3.50 or better cumulative SUNY Oswego GPA at the time of selection and be a childhood education major with at least 12 hours completed in education coursework.  In addition, a 250-word essay must be submitted that explains "the importance of quality teachers in the elementary school."

Congratulations, everyone, for your accomplishments!

4/1/14 -  In the past few weeks there have been issues with emailing where emails from ols-tutoring@oswego.edu are being sent straight to peoples' spam folders. We are looking to have this issue fixed within the next few days. Until this issue is fixed, please check your spam folders for OLS emails. Schedules can also be checked using Tutortrac.  We are going to clear all missed appointments and no-shows for the past two weeks so that no one gets penalized for this error. We apologize for the inconvenience. 

4/1/14 - There are several dates in April in which there is no tutoring.  There will be no tutoring on Quest Day (Wednesday, April 9th). There will also be no tutoring on Good Friday (Friday, April 18th), or Easter (Sunday, April 20th).  Please mark these days, and enjoy your respective holidays.

2/25/14 - Evening classes have been canceled, which means there will be no tutoring past 4:30 today.

2/17/14 - There have been emails going out to tutors and tutees relating to Google Calendar, prompting you to accept or decline the invitation to attend your tutoring appointment. We would like everyone to know that this is a feature of LakerApps, and not a function of Tutortrac. Be advised that accepting  the invitation will not affect the status of the appointment, nor will it cancel the appointment if the invitation is declined. Also, be advised that the times on the invitations may not correctly reflect the real time of your appointments.  Be sure to double check your schedule and/or the emails from ols-tutoring@oswego.edu to verify your correct appointment times. We apologize for the confusion.

2/6/14 - New for Spring of 2014, tutor Justin Vignola is offering writing tutoring for science papers (specificially, biology and chemistry).  He is available for half-hour or full-hour appointments on Sundays from 4pm to 7pm in Penfield Library 303. Log onto Tutortrac to reserve your slot today!

2/6/14 - Featured Item! Check out the Guide for Tutors and Tutees (PDF) for study tips and strategies to help students succeed in class.

2/3/14 - The walk-in schedule has been posted for Spring of 2014.  You can find it on the Schedule page.  You may attend the walk-in sessions without signing up beforehand (just make sure you sign in when you get there).