September 15, 2010
By Kayla Green
Every semester the Great Hall in the TILT building is filled with students taking advantage of the tutoring resources available. Theresa Tonozzi, however, is there for a different reason: to tutor some of these students.
CSU student Theresa Tonozzi tutors students in chemistry, organic chemistry, and physiology in the Great Hall of the TILT building.
For many students at Colorado State University, taking courses can be a breeze. For some, however, getting the additional help they need can be hard to find. That's why there are students like Theresa Tonozzi who spend their time working for the tutorial hall in the The Institute for Learning and Teaching building.
"I often went to the tutorial hall when I was a sophomore, and I got to know some of the tutors. They told me that it was a great job to have as a student," said Tonozzi, now a senior majoring in Environmental and Radiological Health Sciences.
For her, working as a tutor has helped her give back to those who tutored her. "Classes such as Organic Chemistry are not easy classes to get through by yourself. When I was in the classes that I tutor, I utilized the tutorial hall. The least I could do is return the favor."
However, this isn't the only reason that Tonozzi continues to tutor. For her, there is a much more rewarding experience. "I tutor these classes because I really like science and I know not everyone shares the same affinity for it as I do. Hopefully, I can help a student not only increase their understanding for chemistry or physiology, but also make learning enjoyable for him/her at CSU. It’s gratifying when a student says ‘Well that’s neat, I get it now!’"
Likewise, Tonozzi claims that tutoring has helped her, too. By tutoring students in chemistry, organic chemistry, and physiology, she has been able to expand her understanding of the subjects as well as gain a better grasp on the material. This has allowed her to remember it rather than forget it as a fleeting memory following a test.
Students take advantage of the tutoring hours in the Great Hall. Some of the courses offered include chemistry, mathematics, and statistics.
The tutorial hall is open Sundays through Thursdays from 5-10 p.m. and is located in the Great Hall of the TILT building. Students are encouraged to check the tutoring schedule to verify the times that the course is being tutored.
Courses offered include:
For additional information on the tutorial hall, visit the website.