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Weekly Learning Roundtables

During the 2020-2021 academic year, all tutoring sessions will be held online via Zoom. We look forward to resuming in-person tutoring sessions in Fall 2021.

Learning Roundtables are one of our two types of group learning support opportunities, which also includes our two-hour Pre-Exam Study Groups.

What are Weekly Learning Roundtables?

Weekly Learning Roundtables provide students with the opportunity to study regularly with dedicated peers enrolled in the same course as they work together to master course content.

During Weekly Learning Roundtable meetings, students work together with each other to answer questions and clarify course concepts. A facilitating subject tutor is present at all Weekly Learning Roundtable meetings to help assist working groups as needed. Through studying collaboratively, students improve their own understanding of course material while helping their peers do the same in a supportive environment.

How do I sign up for a Roundtable?

Weekly Learning Roundtables open for sign-ups 14 days in advance of the present date. Each weekly group is limited to 10 students, and sign-up is on a first-come basis.

To reserve your spot, elect “Schedule an Appointment” to log into our online scheduler. After selecting the “Tutoring Group Schedule” for the current semester, look for “Roundtable [Course Number] with [tutor]” within the next 14 days.

For an online session, see our Guide to Online Appointments for how to access the Zoom meeting for your group. Shortly before your roundtable begins, you will receive an email from one of our clerks with an intake form to be completed before or at the top of the meeting.

Group Appointment Limits

As per our Appointment Policies, group appointments can be scheduled via our online scheduler (WCOnline) up to 14 days in advance with a limit of one appointment per day and two hours of group appointment time per week in fall (three per week in spring).

These limits are independent of the number of individual tutoring appointments a student can schedule, and we encourage students to consider using both. That’s why Tutoring Services maintains separate WCOnline schedules for 1-on-1 and Group Study appointments, and students can easily switch between the one-on-one and group schedules from within our system.

Group Session Cancellation Policy

Note that our Cancellation Policy for Group Sessions is more strict than for individual tutoring sessions, requiring that group cancellations be made at least four hours before the start of the session. Failure to cancel group appointments at least 4 hours in advance is subject to our Missed Appointment Policy.

Don’t see any Weekly Learning Roundtable openings? Join the Waiting List!

Check out our Waiting List feature! To join the waitlist, just click on the “Waiting List” link in the bottom right corner of the day you need an appointment and sign up. You’ll be notified if a cancellation matches your specified parameters. (You must then still log in and reserve the appointment yourself on a first-come basis.)