Tutoring and Academic Coaching

TUTORING PROGRAM

UWS provides free writing tutoring to all online students and peer-to-peer tutoring to doctor of chiropractic students. We encourage you to sign up early for services. Don’t wait until you fall behind!

Writing Tutoring

Writing tutoring is a collaborative process where tutors work alongside students as they grow as writers. Tutors provide support in writing skills, but are not editors or content creators. Tutors are not content experts. Content-based tutoring is not available for online students. Questions about course content should be directed to the course instructor. There is no cost or limit to writing tutoring for students.

The writing tutoring service can be accessed:

  1. Via emailed submissions of drafts
  2. By online writing support via web chat (Zoom, Skype, etc.)
  3. In person meetings (on the Portland campus only)
  4. You may schedule a writing tutoring session by emailing Stori Long, MA.
Group Tutoring

For spring 2020, tutoring will be offered virtually using Microsoft Teams. See “Request a Tutor” below for more information.

Doctor of chiropractic students can sign up for group tutoring for a variety of courses throughout the program. Appointments can be scheduled online at uws.mywconline.com. There is no limit to the number of tutoring appointments you can make or courses in which you can make them, so take advantage of this free resource as early as possible.

Open Lab Tutoring

Throughout the chiropractic program there are courses that have open lab tutoring time. Labs are set up as drop-in tutoring sessions that are held at least once per week during the quarter. Open lab times are announced by course faculty.

Questions? Check out our FAQ section. For any additional questions that cannot be answered there, please contact [email protected].

Request a Tutor

Follow these quick and easy steps to request a tutor: 

  1. Log in to uws.mywconline.com  
    First-time users must select “Register for an Account” and register with their UWS email address.
  2. Follow these tutoring appointment instructions to create an appointment. All appointments are in Pacific Standard Time (PST).
    *Same day appointments are not available. All appointments must be made at least 24 hours in advance.
  3. Use these guidelines for virtual tutoring to prepare for your sessions.  

Become a Tutor

Apply below to become a tutor.

Tutoring FAQs

Are groups set for the entire quarter?
No, you can make appointments one at a time.

Can I stop or start appointments as needed?
Yes, you will not be locked into an appointment during weeks they can’t or don’t need to attend.

Do I have to schedule an appointment with the same tutor all quarter?
No, you can schedule appointments with different tutors to find the best match.

Is there a limit on how many appointments per week?
No, there is not a limit.

Do I have to go through student services to make an appointment?
No, you should self-schedule your own appointments through uws.mywconline.com after creating an account. Contact [email protected] with any questions.

Are same day appointments available?
Not at this time.

Can I schedule more than one appointment per day?
Yes, as long as the times do not overlap.

Can I get specific tutoring for an online class offered through the College of Graduate Studies?
Content-specific tutoring is not available for programs in the College of Graduate Studies. Writing tutoring is available to help students with concerns about writing. Concerns about specific course materials should be directed to the course instructor.


ACADEMIC COACHING

What is academic coaching?

Academic coaching is available through the office of student services for all current UWS students. Academic coaching allows students the time and space to work through any academic or personal challenges they are experiencing while identifying possible solutions. Common discussion topics include study skills, tutoring, time management, test preparation, test-taking, procrastination and stress reduction. Coaching appointments are individualized, so discussions focus on your unique experiences, strengths, challenges and goals.

How can academic coaching help me?

A coach can help you determine next steps for any upcoming challenges you face, such as organizing your study schedule, learning new study strategies and building better test-taking habits. They can also refer you to other campus and community support resources. You may choose to meet with a coach for a single appointment or book a series of coaching appointments for continued support. From working on time management skills to test anxiety, your coach can help you build the skills and confidence necessary to stay on track as you progress academically. 

How can I make an appointment with a coach?

To schedule an academic coaching appointment, please email [email protected]. All appointments will take place during regular business hours (Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. PST) via Zoom or phone.