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Tutoring Services: Types of Tutoring: In-Class Tutoring

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What is In-Class Tutoring?

In-Class Tutoring (ICT) is just what it sounds like: a tutor works in the classroom, during designated lab times. ICT tutors have already successfully completed the course with good grades. They attend class and help students working on assignments during lab time.

This type of tutoring has been used sparingly at MATC because the classroom is the instructor's domain. In fact, ICT doesn't happen in any course unless the instructor requests it, approves it, and is present during the ICT sessions. Classes must have hands-on lab time.

The ICT tutor is most useful in helping students apply what the instructor teaches while doing assignments, which we call "guided practice." Being present in class gives the tutor full knowledge of the instructor’s lecture material, assignment expectations, and teaching style.

Our most public example of ICT is in the Barber and Cosmetology (BARCOS) program. People who use the services of the student-staffed Edge of State salon at the Downtown Milwaukee campus get to watch tutors at work, helping BARCOS students apply the techniques taught in class. We also use ICT in American Sign Language, Spanish, audio, photography and biology.

Participation is voluntary and open to all students in the course.

Instructors, you can request we assign you an ICT tutor, but we may need you to recommend a student as a potential tutor. Visit Tutoring Services in C286 at the Downtown Milwaukee Campus or call 414-297-6791 to request a tutor.

Learn more about In-Class Tutoring at MATC through our Frequently Asked Questions.

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Tutoring Services (now in C286) is open from 7:45 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday and from 7:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday for fall semester.