McGraw Center's Undergraduate Program Profiled in the Daily Prince

Tuesday, Apr 4, 2017
by wandas

Every tutor searches for that “magic moment” — the opportunity to witness a student suddenly see the light through a murky question or concept and grow a deeper understanding and a greater enthusiasm for learning right before the tutor’s eyes.

Colin Yost ’19 expressed his satisfaction with these favorite moments that come with being a tutor at the McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning, describing the immediate reward of helping students grow into better thinkers and then watching them aid their peers to solve difficult questions in group tutoring sessions.

“It is more about fostering mentality in students and problem-solving strategies with them so that they can eventually work independently and can even serve as a tutor to their own peers,” Yost explained.

Established in 1999-2000 with the help of Harold W. McGraw, Jr. ’40, the McGraw Center was envisioned under the leadership of former University President Harold T. Shapiro.

 

Read more about McGraw’s undergraduate learning program, including our learning strategies consultations, and our robust tutoring program which is spearheaded by Assistant Director, Dr. Geneva Stein.