The beginning of the fall semester featured two exciting openings in in the Lubar School of Business. First, business faculty and staff welcomed students back to Lubar Hall for in-person classes and services after being remote during the pandemic. Second, a beautiful new tutoring center opened to support Lubar students’ academic success.
“We are so pleased to bring our learning resources closer to where our students attend class through this comfortable, bright, new learning environment,” says Dean Kaushal Chari.
Lubar students have access to scheduled and walk-in tutoring as well as supplemental instruction for courses in financial accounting, managerial accounting, statistics, finance, information technology management, and supply chain management, as well as for math and economics courses that are required for the business majors. The tutoring center also offers academic skills tutoring.
The new center is an accessible space, equipped with flexible furnishings and new learning technology, and designed to enable a variety of seating options and configurations to accommodate up to 44 people at a time.
“Our students really love coming to the new tutoring center for both one-on-one and group tutoring sessions,” says Andrea Wrench, Assistant Dean for Student Affairs. “With the extended hours and larger capacity that the new space offers, we’re anticipating that we’ll log over 2,000 tutoring sessions this year.”
Business tutor Rickus Jacobs, a graduate student in accounting, says that the space feels inviting and is perfect for collaborative sessions, where he can display materials on large monitors for his group or work through problems on white boards.
“We’ve had a lot of positive feedback from the students,” he says. “Several just come here to hang out and study when there aren’t any tutoring sessions scheduled.”
The center is housed on the second floor of Lubar Hall in close proximity to the Lubar School’s academic advising office, Career Center, student study rooms, and computer labs.