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Learning Resources

Fall 2020

All tutoring for the Fall 2020 semester will be remote using Zoom

Students requesting peer tutoring should email Dr. Sears with their name, availability, specific course name, and instructor name.

The Learning Resources Center is offering a variety of tutoring services:

  • Professional math tutoring with Mrs. Pompelia. Subjects include Algebra, Prep for Scientific Calculus, Calculus 1 and Calculus 2. Two tutoring options are available:
    • Weekly one-hour scheduled sessions that are arranged in advance using the new Pathways system described below. These sessions are offered T and Th, Noon to 4:00 PM.
    • Drop-in hours on T and Th, 10:00 AM to Noon. Tutoring is provided through a Zoom invite that can be accessed using the Pathways system described below. No appointment is needed.
  • Professional composition tutoring with Mr. Hitt.
    • Weekly one-hour scheduled sessions can be arranged in advance using the new Pathways system described below. These sessions will be offered M 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM, T 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM and 2:30 to 4:30 PM, W 4:00 to 5:00 PM, TH  11:30 AM to 4:30 PM, and F 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM. 
    • Drop-in hours on Tuesday 12:30 to 2:30 PM and Wednesday 2:00 to 4:00 PM. Tutoring is provided through a Zoom invite that can be accessed using the Pathways system described below. No appointment is needed.
  • Remote weekly arrangements with peer (student) tutors for a variety of subjects. Weekly one-hour scheduled sessions can be arranged in advance. Students requesting peer tutoring should email Dr. Sears with their name, availability, specific course name, and instructor name.
  • Professional composition tutoring with Dr. Sears. To schedule a composition-related appointment with Dr. Sears, please email her at los3@pitt.edu.
  • Online Writing Center (OWC) for composition review through Google Meet, as described below.

Pathways Navigate

Pathways Navigate is used only to schedule with a professional tutor. To request a weekly tutoring arrangement with Mrs. Pompelia or Mr. Hitt, please follow this new Pathways Navigate procedure.

To make an arrangement with a tutor, you will need to download a mobile app called Navigate-Student or access Navigate Student through My Pitt. Navigate-Student will tip you off to important events coming up, connect you with support, allow you to make arrangements, and stay ahead of roadblocks.

Please note: Using the desktop/web version, rather than the app, will help the Learning Center.

To download the app:

  1. Search for "Navigate Student" in the App Store or Google Play Store.
  2. Once you download the app, you will be prompted to select your school (University of Pittsburgh).
  3. You will be asked to sign in with your Pitt username and password.
  4. You will be asked to authenticate your login using two-factor authentication.
  5. You will be prompted to fill out a short survey about your academic experiences and interests.

To use the web version:

  1. Look for “Navigate Student” on my.pitt.edu, on Ask Cathy, or use this link.
  2. You will be prompted to fill out a short survey about your academic experiences and interests.

After you have taken these steps, use the app/website to schedule an arrangement:

  1. Click on the purple "Appointments" button on the Explore menu.
  2. Click the blue “schedule an appointment” bar at the bottom of the My Appointments screen.
  3. Choose "Tutoring."
  4. Choose "Pitt-Greensburg Learning Resources Center."
  5. Choose: "UPG-Math Tutoring Appointment" to access Mrs. Pompelia’s availability, or "UPG-Writing Tutoring Appointment" to access Mr. Hitt’s availability.
  6. Choose "Virtual Meetings-Pitt Greensburg Learning Resources Center"
  7. Choose the tutor you’d like to work with [if applicable].
  8. Choose a date and time that works for you. Please be sure to name the specific subject you are requesting and all of the hours you have free for tutoring. One request per subject please.
  9. Be sure to click on the "Confirm Appointment" button to confirm your appointment.

If you need to cancel or reschedule an appointment on the Navigate Student App/website, simply go to Appointments>Details>Cancel Appointment.

Thank you for your patience as we get the new tutoring system in place and adjust to it.
 
Instructions on submitting a paper for review to the Online Writing Center >>

Additional Information

Should the Pitt-Greensburg campus move to the "Guarded Risk" operational posture (learn more about Pitt's operational postures), the doors of the Learning Center, Millstein Library Building 250, will be open. Even when the doors open, tutoring will continue to be remote.


The Learning Resources Center, located in the Millstein Library Building (ML 250), is the home of the Writing Center, Study-Skills Center, Disability Resources Center, and Tutoring Center.

The Center

Provides disability resources for registered students.

Writing Center

The Writing Center is designed to help students during every step of the writing process. A multitude of handouts and books are available for students' use.

Online Writing Center

The Learning Resources Center is offering online paper feedback from Dr. Sears and Mr. Hitt. This resource is free to all Pitt-Greensburg students, but in order to use the Online Writing Center, you must have a Gmail account.

Submit your essay to the Online Writing Center >>

All sections of the above form must be completed before you may submit your essay, and as noted on the form, any vague responses may prevent you from receiving feedback. The average turnaround time for papers is 48-72 hours; however, excessive submissions may push that back. If it will take longer for us to get your paper back to you, you will receive an e-mail with an updated timeframe.

Tutoring Services

The Learning Resources Center offers free tutoring services to all University students. Tutors are trained, faculty-recommended Pitt-Greensburg students who have earned an A in the course. 

Study Strategies

Pamphlets and handouts are available in the rack outside ML 250. One-on-one help is also available.

Disability Guidelines

Please refer to Disability Resource.