Lecturer, Elementary Education and Reading
Phone: (716) 445-2205
Office: Bacon Hall 321G
Undergraduate and graduate students have access to tutorials through self-referral or course instructor recommendation. Individual appointments are available:
Mondays through Fridays
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.
As a Consulting Instructor, Don Lawrence is available to help students understand how to complete writing, reading, and project assignments within the academic requirements of teacher education courses. Mr. Lawrence will provide individual and small group support for students needing to improve their writing and academic skills to succeed in education courses. Faculty should email student referrals to firstname.lastname@example.org; students can expect to be contacted within two day of a referral.
EELEL and SOE students will meet on-line with the instructor to enhance academic skills needed to succeed in our department’s courses by developing skills necessary to complete writing, reading, and project assignments (including study/organization skills) in order to satisfy the academic requirements of their courses. Meetings are by appointment so that full attention may be given to an individual’s assignment(s). Tutoring sessions will utilize one or more of the following programs: Blackboard Collaborate, Share Your Google Docs, Google Docs, Zoom, and Facetime. Other programs may be used if needed.
During the first session, the consulting instructor interviews the student regarding success in college and academic goals. This is followed by a review of the syllabus and assignment the student is to complete.
Each student enters the tutorial with a unique skill set that we work to advance; these may include writing, ability to read and comprehend course text, and an overall understanding of course content. As we work with writing, reading, or project assignments, student difficulties are addressed. Students may work with the consulting instructor a few times or meet twice a week depending on motivation, need and schedule.
The success of the tutorial is measured in terms of completion of assignments, review of revised writing, grade assigned by the instructor, and course completion. Students who choose to make appointments have found success from the tutorials through improved grades, development of college writing skills along with confidence and completion of their courses with passing grades.
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