Tutors – They’re Actually Okay!

Hello, Hope community!

I hope everyone is ready for the exciting weekend that lies ahead – residence hall events, the WONDERFUL Winter Fantasia (more to come on that this week!), and just hanging out with your friends!

To kick off this great weekend, I just want to give you all a great piece of news that really changed my view on my education. That news is this – it’s okay that a certain class is hard for you because you can get a tutor and they will help you! Now, you may be thinking, “Mikaila, I am SMART, I don’t need help with anything. I can do it on my own!” Oh, dear reader, you most certainly are smart! But failing a class is not the smartest option when you have so many resources to use here at Hope that will make failing less of an option.

I myself thought just like you when I was a freshman. I am an admittedly prideful person, and thought that if I got an academic tutor, I was admitting defeat and showing a sign of weakness. I was embarrassed to ask for much-needed help.

That has all changed though. I learned that many people at Hope need tutors and tutors are actually in high demand. This semester, I am proud to say I just got two tutors for two of my classes! The material doesn’t come easily to me, and the classes are for my minor, so I really need to make sure my performance is spot on for those classes. As you can see, I put my pride aside, and decided to use this valuable FREE resource that Hope offers to better my education.

Hopefully this second week of classes is treating you well, but if you feel like you need a tutor yourself for one of your classes, this is the link to the classes that a tutor can help you with.

If your class is on this list, you can then turn in the application to the Academic Success Center, located in VanZoeren Hall, Room 261.

After you’ve done this, you should be all ready to go! If you have any other questions about tutoring, you can email me at mikaila.bisson@hope.edu or email the Academic Success Center at asc@hope.edu.

Have a great weekend everyone, until next time!

Published by Mikaila Bisson

Hi there! I'm a Hope Senior from Sterling Heights, Michigan (about 45 minutes North of Detroit). I'm an English major with a Creative Writing emphasis (fitting), and have a Business minor. I'm super active in Hope life. I am a Student Ambassador, the Senior Treasurer on the Executive Board of Nykerk, and was involved in Orientation as an AD. I also work on campus at the Career Development Center as a Career Advisor, and at Hope's Physical Plant. I love playing any kind of sport (soccer's my favorite!), have a weakness for shoes, eat dessert twice a day, read like its my job, am currently watching Gilmore Girls on Netflix, and have a passion for Golden Retrievers. Contact me at mikaila.bisson@hope.edu because I'd love to hear from any and everyone. Also feel free to follow my super trendy Instagram account at @miktroubleee or my equally as trendy, even more Hope-filled Twitter account at @hopemikaila17 .

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