Tutoring and Technology Resources

As a student, you have access to several resources to help you improve your understanding of the course material, or better use technology needed for your courses.

Tutor.com

Tutor.com connects you with professional online tutors who can assist with understanding concepts and working through Penn State World Campus course assignments.

Tutors are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, so when you’re free, they’re free. Tutor.com also offers writing assistance. You can upload your paper and pick up the tutor's feedback within 24 hours.

How to access Tutor.com

If your course is supported by Tutor.com, instructions for using this technology will be available in the syllabus. Not all Penn State World Campus courses are supported by Tutor.com at this time, so please check with your instructor on your tutoring options.

For additional questions about tutoring, please contact the Tutoring Coordinator for Penn State World Campus, Dr. Megan Fung, mjd1037@psu.edu.

Penn State Learning

In Fall 2017, the following courses will have an online guided study group that meets for one hour each week:  MATH 017, MATH 021, MATH 022, MATH 034, MATH 110, MATH 140, MATH 141, STAT 100, and STAT 200. These study groups are available through Penn State Learning and take place via Zoom. Sessions are guided by students who have received an A- or better in MATH 140 and MATH 141 or the statistics course they are tutoring. You can ask questions, review material for quizzes and tests, receive test preparation and study tips, and interact with fellow students.

STAT 200 also offers a Live Q&A sessions that meet 1-2 times per week.

How to prepare

  • Come prepared to review materials and engage in problem solving with your tutor and other students.
  • Consider using a headset-with-microphone combination. (Though not necessary for participation, a headset is strongly recommended for the most efficient communication with the tutor.)

Help with Learning Technology

There are several ways you can learn how to use the technology you need to complete course assignments:

Tech Tutors — access real-time tech support for completing course assignments and projects

Get help with the technologies commonly used in your courses by talking one-on-one with a peer tutor who has been specially trained by Penn State Information Technology professionals. Tech Tutors can assist with:

  • Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Access, etc.)
  • Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, InDesign, Dreamweaver, etc.)
  • Sites at Penn State and WordPress
  • Coding
  • Wikispaces
  • Visio
  • Other software and technologies needed for your courses

Bring your assignment to a Tech Tutor, and he or she will walk you through how to use the technology at a pace that works for you.

Drop-in hours (no appointment needed): Sunday and Wednesday from 6:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. EST.

Begin a session with a Tech Tutor

If you are not available during the scheduled drop-in hours, email the Tech Tutors at techtutors@psu.edu to request an appointment.

Lynda.com — watch your choice of more than 2,000 video tutorials on hundreds of programs and applications

These how-to videos are created by industry experts and are always available for you to access using your Penn State user ID and password. Log in at lynda.psu.edu.

Tech Camp — participate in a free, non-credit course that introduces you to the essential technology you'll use early and often throughout your education online at Penn State World Campus.