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

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
Availability:
Mon, Wed, Th: 2:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Tu: 3 – 6 p.m.
By appointment: haubraf@dunwoody.edu


Sierra Oden
Mechanical Engineering

Expected Graduation Year: 2020
Hobbies: hanging out with friends, hiking, listening to music, playing video games, house projects, and naps
Program Support: Mechanical Engineering
Expertise: Algebra, Trig & Geometry | Calculus 1 & 11 | Machine Math | basic English and writing skills
Availability: 
Mon-Th: 3:30 – 5:30 p.m.
By appointment: odesien@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
Availability:
Mon: 6:30 – 9:30 a.m. and 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Tu-Th: 6:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Fri: 3:30 – 5 p.m. in the PLC Lab (Blue 65)
By 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
Availability: 
Tu-Th: 2:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Fri: 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
By appointment: rolmicw@dunwoody.edu


Dave Rude
Arts & Sciences Assistant Professor 

Hobbies: reading, creative writing, and travel
Program Support: All
Expertise: reading | writing | research papers | ESL techniques
Availability: 
Mon-Th: 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.


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 Ross Brower 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 Ross Brower.
  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 the Student Success Center: studentsuccess@dunwoody.edu or 612-381-3398.

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