Syllabus Supplement

Feel free to include this supplementary text in your syllabi to help inform your students of the resources available to them from the Learning Commons!

*note - the Learning Commons is not open for face-to-face tutoring until further notice. However, online tutoring is available. For online tutoring information, please visit https://learning.untdallas.edu/faqs-online-tutoring

Learning Commons Tutoring Services

The UNT Dallas Learning Commons offers free, one-on-one or group tutoring services to all enrolled students at UNT Dallas. We are located on the 2nd Floor of the Student Center (above Starbucks and below the Library). To make an appointment, browse our online resources, or see a list of our student FAQ’s, please visit https://learning.untdallas.edu/.

For questions and assistance making appointments, contact us at lcwriting@untdallas.edu (for Writing Tutoring) or lcstem@untdallas.edu (for STEM Tutoring).

We offer tutoring for the following subjects: writing, math, science, computer science, accounting, and statistics.

Writing Center

All Writing Tutoring is done through the Writing Center. Our goal is to help students become better writers. We will work with you on any type of written project for any course in which writing is required and can help you at any stage of the writing process (from brainstorming and outlining to citing and looking over a final draft).

Although our Face-to-face Appointments have been paused due to COVID-19, we offer two online tutoring options for students: Email Tutoring and Zoom Tutoring.

For Email Tutoring Appointments, you will submit your paper to us, and a tutor will review it, type feedback in the comments, and email it back to you by the end of the appointment. This is a convenient option if you are not available to meet with a tutor but would like some feedback.

For Zoom Tutoring Appointments, you will meet with the tutor in a real-time video session. You can share your screen with your paper and read and discuss it together with your tutor. This is a great option for you to ask questions and talk through your ideas.

To make the best use of your time, please bring as much information as possible to your appointment (assignment, instructions, grading rubric, specific questions/concerns).

Math Lab

All STEM Tutoring (math, science, computer science, accounting, statistics) is done through the Math Lab. Our goal is to help students gain the study skills and content comprehension to be successful in exams, courses, and work beyond graduation. We will help you understand and retain the concepts covered in class and will work through practice problems and examples to prepare you to answer homework and exam questions on your own.

Although our Face-to-face walk-in Tutoring sessions have been paused due to COVID-19, we offer Online Tutoring Appointments through Zoom. In these real-time video sessions, you will work with a tutor on your questions. Zoom provides the option to share your screen to show documents or use a virtual whiteboard.

To make the best use of your time, please bring as much information as possible to your tutoring session (assignment, instructions, textbook, class notes, specific questions/concerns).

Smarthinking

If you need tutoring for subjects we do not offer, or if you need assistance outside of our operating hours, you can take advantage of a third-party online tutoring service, SMARTHINKING, which is free for all enrolled UNT Dallas students. To get more information about this service, visit https://learning.untdallas.edu/smarthinking.

Students can submit questions and receive an answer via email, can log-in for on-demand/drop-in tutoring sessions, and can schedule appointments for one-on-one tutoring. Drop-In tutoring is typically available 24/7 during the school year and are conducted within a virtual whiteboard environment, which provides real-time collaboration. Prescheduled sessions are available and offline questions also are accepted for response within 24 hours.

Logging In

  1. Login in to your My UNTDallas student portal and log in using your EUID and password
  2. Make sure you are on the "Student" Tab
  3. Click on the "Resources" box at the bottom of the page
  4. Look for the "Smarthinking -- Online Tutoring" box and click it (you might be prompted to re-enter your EUID and password)
  5. A new browser page will open; hit "OK" on the browser check page
  6. Smarthinking should log in you in automatically; if not; re-enter your EUID and password and you should connect