UConn Tutoring Hit Twice by Budget Cuts

Two study centers face budget cuts while facing more students looking for help.

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The writing and math tutoring centers at the University of Connecticut have been hit with a budget double whammy this year. As funding has been cut 3 percent schoolwide, the two tutoring centers have seen the number of visits skyrocket, presumably because students are turning to the study centers because face time with professors and teaching assistants is becoming scarce, the Daily Campus reports.

In particular, the math department has reduced the number of classes and increased class size. At the same time, the Quantitative Learning Center saw the number of visits jump from 7,000 visits in the fall 2007 to 9,279 this past fall.