Tutor Center

As a way to increase student retention and success, the Teaching & Learning Center (TLC) offers multiple options for Manhattan Tech students to receive tutoring and academic assistance. 

Tutoring is offered on campus and online.  Peer Tutors are available in several academic areas on campus.  The TLC has also partnered with Brainfuse to bring live, one-on-one online tutoring to all Manhattan Tech students.  This includes access to an Online Writing Lab allowing students to work with professional writing tutors. 

Here you will find more information about the tutoring and academic services offered by the TLC.  

Tutors

The TLC offers both professional and peer tutoring on campus. 

  • Professional and peer tutoring can be done face-to-face on campus either individually or in small groups.  Peer tutors are students just like you.  They understand the value of academic support and are ready to assist you.  Tutoring sessions can be scheduled as a one-time occurrence or throughout the entire semester.  Learn more about TLC peer tutors below. 
  • Free online tutoring is also available to all Manhattan Tech students.  Online tutoring is available using Brainfuse Helpnow.  The TLC has partnered with Brainfuse to bring you live, one-on-one online tutoring.  Learn more about Brainfuse online tutoring below.

Tutoring is available in most General Education Courses such as:

Mathematics:

  • College Algebra
  • Intermediate Algebra
  • Beginning Algebra
  • Technical Math 1
  • Technical Math 2

Communication:

  • Technical Writing
  • English Comp 1
  • English Comp 2
  • Public Speaking
  • Interp. Communications

Sciences:

  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Microbiology
  • Biology
  • Chemistry

Social Sciences:

  • Intro to Sociology
  • General Psychology
  • Marriage and Family
  • Human Growth and Development
  • Nutrition

Business:

  • Accounting
  • Software Applications
  • Business English
  • Business Communication
  • Finance

Brainfuse HelpNow offers students free, live on-demand tutoring in a variety of college subjects.  Students communicate in real-time with a tutor through the Brainfuse Online Classroom.  Tutoring sessions can be saved and viewed later for review.  

Students also have access to the Brainfuse Online Writing Lab.  The writing lab allows students to submit written assignments for review by a professional writing expert.  

To access Brainfuse you must have a Manhattan Tech username and password, and be signed into MATConline or Canvas.  Click here to get started, or contact the TLC today for a demo.

Brainfuse tutors are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in math, writing, and reading.  Other subject areas are available according to the schedule listed HERE.

Student peer tutors allow colleges to meet the needs of students within many academic disciplines.  Being a peer tutor can help students build valuable communication skills, reinforce their own knowledge, and provide self-confidence needed in demanding labor markets. 

Currently, the TLC employs several peer tutors specializing in math and algebra, writing and communications, science, medication math, drafting, and networking. 

Meet Our Tutors

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Kyle Bridges
kylebridges@manhattantech.edu
Proficiency:  3DT-Drafting
Schedule

Available during 3DT lab days.

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Zach Bishop
zachariabishop@manhattantech.edu
Proficiency:  All general education math courses, software applications, 1st & 2nd semester INT program courses.
Schedule 
Monday & Wednesday - 4:00pm to 5:00pm - TLC
Wednesday - 10:00am to 12:00pm - TLC
 
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Rong Shao
rongshao@manhattantech.edu
Proficiency:  All general education math courses, writing, communications, PN med math.
Schedule 
Monday - 3:30pm to 5:30pm - TLC
Wednesday - 1:00pm to 3:00pm - TLC 
Thursday - 1:00pm to 2:00pm - Math Lab (307)
Friday - 8:30am to 10:00am - TLC 
You can also email Rong to schedule an appointment.
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Ted Remark
theodoreremark@manhattantech.edu
Proficiency:  Technical Math, Technical Writing.
Schedule

Welding students need assistance with their courses should contact Ted by email to set up an appointment.

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Shelby Holzer
shelbyholzer@manhattantech.edu
Proficiency:  Practical Nursing, Medication Math.
Schedule
Tuesday - 1:30pm to 3:00pm - TLC.
Wednesday - 1:30pm to 3:00pm - TLC
(Hours may vary with course schedule.) 
 
You can also email Shelby to schedule an appointment.
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Jaquelyn Molina
jaquelynmolina@manhattantech.edu
Proficiency:  All general education math courses, statistics, writing, communications, PN med math.
Schedule 
Tuesday & Thursday - 9:00am to 11:00am - TLC
Tuesday & Thursday - 11:00am to 2:00pm - Math Lab (307)
 
You can also email Jaquelyn to schedule an appointment.
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Randy Friis
randyfriis@manhattantech.edu
Proficiency:  Software Applications, Business/Tax/Finan. Accounting, Personal Finance, Business English, Business Communications.
Schedule 
Tuesday - 9:30am to 10:30am - 412
Tuesday - 1:30pm to 2:30pm - 412
Wednesday - 1:00pm to 3:00pm - TLC or 412
 
You can also email Randy to schedule an appointment.

Peer tutors are available Monday - Friday for appointments and walk-ins.  

These positions are funded by a Federal Title III Grant.

For more information about peer tutoring or information about how to become a peer tutor please contact Darren S. Ortega, the TLC Coordinator, at TLC@manhattantech.edu, or the Student Retention Specialist.   

The easiest way to meet with a peer tutor is to come to the TLC and talk with one.  You can also send an email to TLC@manhattantech.edu.  Please be specific about what you need assistance with and when you are available. 

Check message boards and bulletin boards for information about our peer tutors.  We also encourage all students to attend a math or writing recitation, and one of the TLC study seminars. 

Have you previously worked as a tutor, have had the need for tutoring, enjoy helping other students, or are looking for a way to be more involved on campus?  Then you are an ideal candidate to be a Manhattan Tech Peer Tutor.  

Here are some of the qualifications:

  • Cumulative GPA of 3.00 or better in relevant courses.
  • Grade of “A” or instructor recommendation to tutor concurrently enrolled courses.
  • Grade of “B” or better to tutor previously enrolled courses.
  • Completion of required documents.
  • Ability to use and learn new technology.
  • Completion of tutor training.
  • Provide individual or small group tutoring.
  • Maintain weekly time sheets.
  • Communicate student needs or concerns to the tutor coordinator.
  • Provide problem-solving strategies.
  • Provide suggestions for study skills and/or test preparation.
  • Good organization skills. 
  • Represent yourself, Manhattan Tech, the peer tutoring program, and the Teaching & Learning Center in a professional, responsible, and respectful manner.
  • Adhere to the Manhattan Tech Principles of Community.
  • Adhere to the Manhattan Tech Academic Honesty Policy.
  • Desire to help students learn to be successful in class.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with students and faculty.
  • Document processes as required by Title III, or supervisors.
  • Must be able to pass a background check to qualify.

The full job description is available here: Peer Tutor Job Description.

 

Yes.  Both peer tutoring and Brainfuse online tutoring are free services offered to all Manhattan Tech students.

In order for your tutoring session to be as productive as possible remember to do the following:

  • Make sure that you attend class
  • Bring your assignment details to each session
  • Have your textbook, notes, and any other class materials
  • It is also helpful to have reviewed the class material and notes 

No.  New material should be learned in class.  Tutoring and recitations are meant to accompany and assist with your understanding of the course material.  Students need to speak with their instructors regarding make-up work.

If you have questions about tutoring or other academic assistance, contact the TLC at TLC@manhattatnech.edu.