Learning Center Director Ann Elliot is pleased to announce that the Center is now offering free online-tutoring 24/7 to all students through Upswing, an online tutoring internet service. She urges everyone to let all students know about the service. Students can easily access tutors (coaches) through the Upswing link on the Learning Center website where there are simple-to-follow instructions, including a video.
In Upswing’s “Interactive Learning Sessions, students experience collaborative learning through real-time audio, video, chat, and a virtual whiteboard. They can quickly upload and share documents before or during sessions. The service prompts both the student and coach for feedback after each session in order to provide insight into student understanding.
Upswing also provides faculty and administrators a Student Retention Analytics Dashboard. Information is continuously collected and analyzed to drive early alerts and trends on student performance over the course of a school year. Merritt will have access to simple and actionable data that will help to address student success issues ahead of time.