IST offers evening tutoring sessions for students in introductory classes

Penn State’s College of Information Sciences and Technology (IST) will continue a tutoring support program it initiated last year for students struggling in introductory courses. Starting the week of Aug. 26, the sessions will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. on Tuesdays and Wednesdays in 203 IST Building.

Mary Beth Rosson, associate dean for undergraduate studies at the College of IST, said that many students benefited from last year’s pilot program.

“The experiment was very successful with many students finding the help they needed,” she said. “We were particularly happy to see that students also did a nice job of helping each other in this low-stress walk-in lab setting.”

The leaders of this year’s tutoring program, Rosson said, are “two of our outstanding design and development undergraduates - Justin Roth and Cassie Juzefyk.” She said she encourages any IST faculty members who are teaching computational or mathematical courses to remind their students of this opportunity. 

“If you have a graduate teaching assistant or lab assistant supporting your students, these evening sessions are also an excellent place for them to hold their own office hours,” Rosson added.

For more information about the tutoring program, contact Rosson at 814-863-3450 or

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Last Updated August 29, 2013