“Don't wait until you are having trouble in a course to get tutoring. If you feel that a course will be difficult for you, jump in and get tutoring right away. I promise that you'll be ahead of the curve. Plus, no one ever said, 'Wow, I wish I hadn't gone to tutoring. What a waste of time.’” –Jesse Martin, Junior.

Participate in tutoring and supplemental instruction 

One of the biggest stigmas we need you to get over is the only students who utilize tutoring are those who are struggling. At UWM, it is the students who are successful who take advantage of the wealth of tutoring and supplemental instruction opportunities. First-year students who took advantage of Supplemental Instruction (SI) in the Fall 2010 had an 82% retention rate versus 62% for those who do not use SI. Did we mention they were also free? Panther Academic Support Services coordinates these services and can be found online at or can be contacted by email at or by phone: 414-229-3726.

• I get by with a little help from my friends. Supplemental Instruction is one of the best ways to be successful your first year. UWM has determined the courses that students are the most likely to struggle with, specifically large lecture-style courses. Then we find a student who took the course and received an A to lead weekly review sessions outside of class. It is a great way to stay on top of the material in a group setting. Get started and find out more at • All from the comfort of your home. Don’t want to leave your residence hall room, but need help with Econ? PASS also offers online tutoring and review sessions. Check out those offerings here: Tutoring is also offered in all of the residence halls. • Don’t run from Math. Scared of Math? You are not alone. Over 50 percent of tutoring on-campus is done for Math courses. PASS offers tutoring and review for the most popular Math courses and the Department of Mathematical Sciences offers walk-in tutoring for Math 95-Math 234. So, grab your graphing calculator and head to the East Wing-1st Floor of the Library. More information can be found here: and an example of the schedule can be found here Spring 2012 Schedule PDF • Every writer needs a reader. Writing is one of the most important skills of a successful college student. It can also be one of the most challenging to master. The Writing Center on campus is here to help. Wherever you are in your writing process — generating topics, organizing ideas, developing content, refining language or revising drafts — the tutors the Writing Center can help you get started and keep you moving toward the perfect paper. Make an in person or online appointment today at . Call (414) 229-4339 or stop in and visit the Writing Center in their two locations (Curtain Hall 127 or the Library East Wing- closed for summer) to get more information .