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ORU Tutors Win National Excellence Award

APA AwardThe Oral Roberts University Academic Peer Advisor (APA) Program has been awarded the National Tutoring Association’s Tutoring Excellence Award. It is the second time the program has received this honor, which recognizes excellence in tutoring programs.

“Receiving the Tutoring Excellence Award gives ORU’s tutoring program additional momentum as we seek to provide the best academic support for student success,” said Director of Student Resources Thomas Bellatti. “Our goal is to equip students with learning techniques that will ensure their success in the classroom and beyond.”

During the 2013-2014 academic year ORU certified 30 tutors through the National Tutoring Association. To date, these tutors have provided more than 600 hours of free tutoring services to the ORU student body. ORU tutors also aid the Tulsa community by providing tutoring services to local schools.

The ORU APA program holds study groups for general education classes as well as major-specific subjects. Students may seek individual help through the popular one-2-one program, participate in study stops or a weekly study group titled The Link.

To learn more about the ORU APA program, visit http://www.oru.edu/current_students/my_academics/resources/apa/apa_programs.php