Tutoring Resources

ThinkingStorm = Live, On-Demand and Appointment-Based Tutoring

Live, On-Demand Tutoring Options
  • Math: Basic Math through Calculus
  • Science: Biology, Chemistry, Physics
  • Statistics
Live, Appointment-Base Tutoring Options
  • Business: Accounting, Finance, Economics
  • Advanced Statistics
  • Additional Topics

Writing Tutoring is also available via ThinkingStorm. 

To Access Live, On Demand and Appointment Based Tutoring, follow the steps below:

1. Navigate to https://www.thinkingstorm.com/judson.  

2. To register for online tutoring, enter your Judson University email address as your username and the JU password (judsononlinetutor) as your password, then click on Login Now!

3. After completing registration, you will be required to create a unique password for your ThinkingStorm account. This password must be used for all subsequent logins; your username will always be your JU email address. 

Judson University Writing Center Tutoring Drop In Hours
  • Hours for Judson's Writing Center peer tutoring will be provided soon.
On Site Study Tables
Throughout the academic year, study tables will meet in the Student Success Center. Watch the Student Success Calendar to see when these study tables will meet.

Additional Online Tutoring Resource 
Additional online tutoring resources are available with Khan Academy.

Having difficulty navigating the new online setup?  Help is here!  

Here are some terms that can help you as learning continues in the digital age!

Face to Face (F2F)- Courses that are F2F are those in which you are in the classroom with your faculty member and peers. You might have elements of being online throughout the course. 

Asynchronous course - These are courses that are online, which take place at times in which it is convenient for you to be a part of the course. It does not have a specific day and time that it meets. Often times, these courses have pre loaded videos and assignments to work through. A great tip for classes like these are to set a day(s) and time(s) in your schedule to "attend and participate" in the course.

Synchronous course - These are courses which are online and take place at a specific day and time, which will typically include "live" interaction with faculty and peers. 

Hybrid course - These are courses which are online and F2F. For example, you may be in your course on Monday F2F, but on Wednesday, you are online. 

Click here for video on how to manage an online course from College Info Geek, Thomas Frank.

 

Ungrouped

Check out these two articles to support you as you transition fully into the digital online experience!

Here's some additional information on online course "lingo":

Having difficulty navigating the new online setup?  Help is here!  

Here are some terms that can help you as learning continues in the digital age!

Face to Face (F2F)- Courses that are F2F are those in which you are in the classroom with your faculty member and peers. You might have elements of being online throughout the course. 

Asynchronous course - These are courses that are online, which take place at times in which it is convenient for you to be a part of the course. It does not have a specific day and time that it meets. Often times, these courses have pre loaded videos and assignments to work through. A great tip for classes like these are to set a day(s) and time(s) in your schedule to "attend and participate" in the course.

Synchronous course - These are courses which are online and take place at a specific day and time, which will typically include "live" interaction with faculty and peers. 

Hybrid course - These are courses which are online and F2F. For example, you may be in your course on Monday F2F, but on Wednesday, you are online. 

Click here for video on how to manage an online course from College Info Geek, Thomas Frank.

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Check out the articles for ways to help you navigate being successful in the online world!

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Internet and Cell Service Provider Offers during COVID-19. 

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Elgin and Transportation

Want to go off campus to study or find more resources for that paper? Check out Elgin's public library.
Learn more about the city you now call home!
Need to get somewhere?There are two train stations in Elgin. 
Learn where the Pace Bus can take you.

Transitional Resources

A basic academic checklist is available for new incoming students.

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Unsure of how to read your course schedule? This will provide you with building abbreviations as well as information on courses listed on your schedule. This is a great resource for first time students!

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Adapted and used with permission by Southern Methodist University.
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Carista Ritchie '22, shares her 9 tips for freshmen based on her personal experiences as a Judson student.

https://caristarose.com/9-tips-to-be-a-successful-college-freshman/

(Opening the attachment will lead you to the same link as listed above)

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Bloom's Taxonomy can help you understand the progression of learning you experience as you move from high school to college. In high school, you are committed to memorizing material. In college, you are moving into mastering material. 

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Attached is a flier regarding Judson's online bookstore. Seeking help with the online bookstore? Visit Judsonu.TextbookXX.com/Help. 

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Strategies for Success

Used with permission from Oregon State University.

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You can't achieve your goals if you don't set them!
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"Learning begins with questions." -Aristotle

Asking for help can be hard. We don't ask because often believe we're one step from figuring something out on our own, we don't want to "bother" or "inconvenience" anyone, or we simply just don't know how to. Rest assured, you are not a bother to us when you ask for help and it isn't a sign of weakness!

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Not sure how to participate in class? Here are some starter suggestions!

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Sometimes as a student you might be intimidated to connect with your instructors. Have no fear! Here's some tips on getting you started!

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This template is great for effective decision making! Write down the pro's and con's of each side to help you make the best decision based on your circumstances. Also great if you are planning to debate a topic. 

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Strengths, Weakness, Opportunities and Threats

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Learning Techniques

Thanks to LSU, a great explanation of the study cycle is available.

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Unsure of what you should be doing before, during, and after class? This document can help you with some starter ideas. 

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Who is needed during your study time? What is needed during study time? what environment should be used for study? When should study happen?

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Test Resources

The pre-test questionnaire is to be completed by you prior to a quiz or exam. This will help you track how you studied and the follow up to this questionnaire called, the test autopsy will reveal how your strategies worked for you. 

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After you complete the pre-test questionnaire and have your quiz/exam back, use this test autopsy to discover patterns that occurred during the quiz/exam and reflect on how changes can occur in your study and learning cycles to improve in the future.

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Sometimes we need to assess what we're doing to better achieve the goals we've set for ourselves. 
This document provides you with a simple activity in which you determine what activities you will need to START, STOP and CONTINUE to forge forth on your path to academic success. This is a good exercise to go through once you receive your Midterm grades. Aren't sure what to put in these spaces? Visit with your instructor or a Student Success team member to get some ideas flowing.

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Planning, Organization and Priority Management

Map out your week on this weekly planner. When we write what we are doing each hour of the day, we can visually see how we are spending our time. Doing this exercise will allow us to see how we can better utilize the time provided. Remember, you can't manage time (it's fixed, we all have 24 hrs in the day), but we can manage how our time is spent which reveals our values and priorities.

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Judson email is the main form of communication at Judson, but how can you better organize it for it's optimal use? Here are some starter tips.

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The Pomodoro Technique is a favored technique for effective time management. It takes into account that our minds can handle only so much information at one time before it needs a break. This is a HIGHLY encouraged technique for you to establish.

To learn more about this technique, check out this article.

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Procrastination-Why, oh why, do we procrastinate?
Check out Tim Urban's YouTube on Procrastination
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Grit-What is it? Do I have it? Learn more about Grit from Angela Duckworth via her TED Talk .
Find out where you land on the GRIT scale HERE.

Growth vs. Fixed Mindset-You CAN improve!
Now that you know more about a fixed and growth mindset? Which do you gravitate toward? Take the mindset test HERE to find out and learn how you CAN increase your mindset.
 
Learn about the POWER POSE from Amy Cuddy to build confidence. 

We live in a diverse world. Learn more about Introverts from Susan Cain .