Tutoring

Tutor Availability

The Elftmann Student Success Center provides free tutoring support to Dunwoody students in a wide variety of disciplines. Tutors are typically second-year students who are recommended by program faculty and trained by the Success Center faculty, so they know what it takes to be successful.

Tutors hold regular hours in the Success Center, and many also hold hours in their respective lab areas. Tutors are available with or without an appointment. In addition, Success Center faculty are available for further guidance and support.

Student Success Faculty Availability

Student Success Tutor Availability

In addition to program-specific help, our faculty and tutors are happy to help you with the following topics and skills:

  • Algebra
  • Boolean Algebra
  • Geometry
  • Electricity theory
  • Electrical circuits
  • Design software — such as Revit, AutoCAD, Solidworks
  • Thermodynamics
  • Basic computer support
  • Writing
  • Planning long-range projects

Meet Dunwoody’s Tutors

The Peer Tutor Team (PT²) offers tutor support Monday through Thursday from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. as well as Saturday mornings from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Additional appointment times can be scheduled with each tutor. 

Brann Haugen
graphic design

Expected Graduation Year: 2018
Hobbies: illustrating, camping, hiking, and skateboarding
Program Support: Graphic Design and some Interior Design
Expertise: Adobe Illustrator | Adobe Photoshop | Adobe InDesign | Artios CAD | basic Graphic Design support
Schedule an Appointment: haubraf@dunwoody.edu


Dawn Reynolds
Engineering Drafting & Design

Expected Graduation Year: 2018
Hobbies: 3D modeling, digital painting, sketching, drawing,
and writing comics
Program Support: Engineering Drafting & Design
Expertise: SOLIDWORKS & design concepts | GeoTol | Blueprint reading | SketchUp | basic Engineering Drafting & Design support
Schedule an Appointment: reygabp@dunwoody.edu


Jeremy Berg
Automated systems & robotics 

Expected Graduation Year: 2020 (planning to take Industrial Engineering Technology)
Hobbies: walking my white German Shepherd, playing piano, piloting small fixed wing aircraft, outdoor sports/activities, and cooking
Program Support: Automated Systems & Robotics and Electronics Engineering Technology
Expertise: 1st semester electronics | Algebra, Trig & Boolean | PLC guidance | basic English/writing skills
Schedule an Appointment: berjers@dunwoody.edu


michael rolfe
Web Programming & Database Development

Expected Graduation Year: 2018
Hobbies: working out, being outside, and spending time with people close to me
Program Support: Web Programming & Database Development
Expertise: 1st and 2nd semester program support | Boolean Algebra | basic English and writing skills
Schedule an Appointment: rolmicw@dunwoody.edu


maria larson
HVAC INstallation & Residential Service

Expected Graduation Year: 2018
Hobbies: Gaming (anything by Bethesda or Bioware) and reading, especially Stephen King
Program Support: HVAC Installation & Residential Service and HVACR Systems Servicing
Expertise: General HVAC and duct knowledge | Algebra/Trig/Geometry
Schedule an Appointment: larmarb@dunwoody.edu


William McConnell
Mechanical Engineering

Expected Graduation Year: 2020
Hobbies: Unicycling, rock climbing, programming, electronics, mechanical systems, and engineering
Program Support: Mechanical Engineering
Expertise: Calculus I & II | Physics | Mechanical Engineering coursework
Schedule an Appointment: mccwilj@dunwoody.edu


Tyler fish
Construction Project management

Expected Graduation Year: 2019
Hobbies: Anything outside and growing in my Christian faith
Program Support: Construction Project Management
Expertise: Revit | Algebra, Trig & Geometry  | Auto Cad (Civil 3D) | Intro to Surveying & Construction Plans | Construction Project Management coursework
Schedule an Appointment: fistyls@dunwoody.edu


Tanner ike
Electrical Construction & Maintenance

Expected Graduation Year: 2019
Hobbies: Snowboarding and playing video games and Dungeons & Dragons
Program Support: Electrical Construction & Maintenance
Expertise: Algebra, Trig & Boolean | Electrical Construction & Maintenance coursework
Schedule an Appointment: iketanc@dunwoody.edu


Becoming a Tutor

The Elftmann Student Success Center provides a tutor for most technical programs at Dunwoody College of Technology. Tutors are generally recommended by an instructor, but individual students are encouraged to apply as well. Tutors are expected to staff the Center and assist students with homework and studying approximately 10 hours per week, as well as maintain regular contact with the students of their technical program.

Tutor qualifications
Tutor Qualifications
  • Successfully complete at least 1 quarter of technical work at Dunwoody College
  • Earn the recommendation of an instructor
  • Maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Demonstrate an ability to work with others
  • Communicate effectively
  • Be proficient in the Arts & Sciences, especially math and/or English
Process for becoming a tutor
PROCESS FOR BECOMING A TUTOR
  1. Contact Eeris Fritz to discuss the application process and to schedule an interview:
  2. Ask a financial aid representative if you qualify for work study.
  3. Ensure your instructor recommendation is emailed to Eeris Fritz.
  4. For the interview, you must bring a problem from your technical program to conduct a tutoring session. The problem should take approximately 10 minutes to work through.
  5. Tutors then complete 30+ hours of training covering topics that follow the specifications set by the College Reading and Learning Association. Topics include tutoring techniques, modeling, questioning, and managing small groups.
Tutor responsibilities
TUTOR RESPONSIBILITIES

All tutors are expected to:

  • Punch in and out daily
  • Staff the front desk
    • Welcome students
    • Ask students to sign in
    • Offer tutoring
  • Help maintain a positive learning environment
    • Help keep the space clean
    • Restock the printer and staplers as needed
    • Empty the 3-hole punch and pencil sharpener as needed
  • Monitor students
    • Keep the general rules of ESSC (no eating, make sure drinks have a lid, etc.)
    • Maintain a reasonable volume among student conversations
    • Regularly contact 1st and 2nd quarter students within your program
    • Quarterly — formally visit the classroom or the Tutor Coordinator
    • Weekly — contact with instructor or students
  • Track tutoring visits
  • Post tutoring schedule online

Additional Information

For more information, please contact Eeris Fritz at: efritz@dunwoody.edu or 612-381-8122.

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