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When attending college are your professors easily accessible to get extra help?

What if a topic doesn't come easy? Can extra time be set up with a professor? #college #nursing #professor #extracurriculars

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Ken’s Answer

Hi Hannah!


You asked a very important question.


Generally professors are more accessible that students are aware.
Here are some helpful tips:
http://www.fastweb.com/student-life/articles/the-best-ways-to-get-to-know-your-professor
https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/find-colleges/academic-life/the-scoop-how-to-get-to-know-your-college-professors
http://www.wikihow.com/Succeed-in-College

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Barry Eugene’s Answer

The teaching load of your professor may dictate their availability. However, most professors are usually required to hold office hours. Usually, this is a time where you can meet and discuss issues that you may have with your class. Based on personal experience, I have met with my students outside of my scheduled office hours. The smaller the college, there is the better chance that you will have access to your professor. I have students email, call, and text me regarding issues or class assistance. It is important to remain accessible to your students to ensure their success in your course.
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Robert’s Answer

Professors will have scheduled "office hours" when they are available to students for help or questions. Usually you can also make an appointment with the professor if needed. Professors usually also have assistants who know the class material who might be easier to get time with. When I was in college, I worked as both an assistant to one of my profs, and also as a tutor for specific subjects - so there will be lots of ways to get extra help if you need it! You can do this! If you're doing your part, there will be lots of resources available to you when you need help.

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Jared’s Answer

It depends on where you go (i.e. if it is a small college or not). If it is a smaller college, they MUCH MUCH more accessible than if you went to a school with 30,000 students. If you are a professor of Chemistry, and you have a single class with 300 people in it, how accessible can you truly be? If your "large" class in a smaller school is 40-60 people, then you are going to be able to speak to students as individuals much more easily. However, in larger schools, you can go to office hours that professors have a couple of times a week and they have TA's that give more access to instructors. These are not perfect methods but if you REALLY want to speak to a professor, in just about every case, you will be able to. But in a school of 900 vs a school of 30,000 people, it is much easier to speak to instructors in a smaller college.

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