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2013-2014

 

September 6, 2013

 

Kratt to conduct interactive webinar on Oct. 1

 

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Revealing how to utilize online tutoring in writing classes to impact student success, Cowley College Humanities instructor Julie Kratt will conduct an interactive webinar tiled “Tutoring & Student Success: An Interactive Look at Empowering Students at Cowley College” with Tutor.com. The webinar will take place at 2 p.m. Oct. 1.

During the session, participants will receive an overview of the Tutor.com program, explore the online classroom, and delve into the newest features offered by Tutor.com.

Kratt, along with Tutor.com Sales Director David Floyd, will present the webinar for the second time, with the first time having been at SIDLIT (Summer Institute on Distance Learning and Instructional Technology) at Johnson County Community College in August.

Kratt said close to 70 percent of students enrolled at Cowley College take an online course. However, even face-to-face and hybrid students can benefit from Tutor.com since it offers 24/7 service from qualified tutors in math, science, English, and Business.

Tutor.com has made a huge difference for our online students,” Kratt said. “This provides the student access to tutors when it is convenient for their schedule.” Cowley College math instructor Nancy Ayers leaves the Tutor.com link on her Angel home page for each class and has heard positive feedback from her students.

Dianne Flickinger, English instructor at Cowley College, has spent time showing students the value of using Tutor.com.

Once they use it, the students are hooked,” Flickinger said. “This is a great way for students who are dependent on others for help to break away and take care of their own learning.” Cowley students have embraced the product so much that the school had to begin limiting each student to eight hours per semester. However, students can request additional time if needed.

To register for the interactive webinar on Oct. 1 go to www1.gotomeeting.com/register/553043457