University of Wisconsion - Eau Claire




Virtual Math Tutoring for Introductory and Intermediate Algebra Courses

30 hours

Community partner: UWEC Barron County
Supervisor: Kelli Jean Coller
Beginning date:
Ending Date:

Service-Learning Proposal Description


Briefly describe the project and the community need to be addressed.

Answer Interested students will work as a peer tutor with other students enrolled in introductory and intermediate algebra courses across multiple institutions in a virtual format. This is an exciting opportunity for any student who is interested in enhancing their communication and teaching skill set using virtual tutoring tools.


What is the mission of the agency or organization?

Answer UW Eau Claire Mission Statement: We foster in one another creativity, critical insight, empathy, and intellectual courage, the hallmarks of a transformative liberal education and the foundation for active citizenship and lifelong inquiry.


What skills are required for this project? 

Answer Students that have successfully completed MAT 109 or higher course with a grade of a B + or better. Students need to be committed to others and able to meet at least two hours a week for the 30 hour option or once a week for an hour for the 15 hour option. Students need to be open to learning and engaging with students across UW System in a variety of introductory and intermediate courses. Students need to have basic skills in virtual web conferencing. Training will be provided on an individual basis


What are the objectives for the student learning and service?

Answer - Students will demonstrate growth in their abilities by completing three reflections--one at the beginning on what their personal goals are, one mid-way through their project on what they have learned, what is challenging, and what they hope to continue to learn, and one at the end that is a final reflection on their learning and growth throughout the project and how the project may help them in their future endeavors. - Students will be open to both observing trained peer tutors/instructors as well as being open to being observed so that feedback for growth can be given. - Students will demonstrate their growth each week as they learn how to navigate through the rewards and challenges of virtual peer tutoring. - Students will be able to effectively communicate with their tutees through a variety of tutoring tools.


What are the availability requirements for the student?

Answer - This is a flexible position in which you will be able to set your own schedule with students who need help. Consistency is recommended for both you and the tutee. The project may be run year round, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


Additional information (not required).

Answer NA