As the Technological Institute of the Philippines (T.I.P.) shifts to online and flexible learning for the School Year 2020-2021, it also converted some of its student programs and services to be accessible online such as the Study Group Tutorial (SGT).
The SGT program began 3 years ago as an in-campus study group activity headed by peer student tutors. This pre-selected group of students tutored and assisted fellow students and peers in particular courses or lessons where they needed help. The face-to-face tutorials were conducted at the T.I.P. grounds and were offered for free to students.
With the observed significance of this service to T.I.P. students, the institution included the SGT among the programs and services it is offering online, now calling it the Online Study Group Tutorial (OSGT), and making it a permanent feature of the Canvas Learning Management System (LMS), T.I.P.’s official online learning platform where students can access the program.
The OSGT is offered for free and is T.I.P.’s way of welcome incoming college freshmen and transferees as they enter a new phase in their academic life. Incoming college freshmen and transferees can register to OSGT soon after they enroll in T.I.P., which tentatively starts on Wednesday, July 1, 2020. They have the option to choose topics in Mathematics and English under the guidance of the Math and Physics Department, and the English Language Proficiency Training Managers.
The online version of the program is facilitated by faculty members and peer tutors as teaching assistants. Early access to OSGT is beneficial for college freshmen and transferees because it is a good starting point for them to experience what it is like to learn online. It also gives them time to adjust to using Canvas LMS before online and flexible learning classes start on Monday, August 24, 2020.
In addition, T.I.P. is also extending the OSGT to its alumni. Aside from Mathematics and English, Advanced Coursework will be offered to them for free to help them prepare for their board examinations and work. This is their opportunity to have a refresher course at no cost.
Enrolling in the program is like acquiring a private tutor at home, and allows them to access educational materials anytime at their own pace, helping increase their ability to do asynchronous learning. This whole new learning experience for students is in line with T.I.P.’s new thrust to lead in online and flexible learning in the new normal.
To know more about OSGT, you may call the following numbers: (+632) 8911-0964, (+63) 917-8590279 for T.I.P. QC and (+632) 8733-9117 for T.I.P. Manila. For interested incoming senior high school and college students, you can enroll in T.I.P. online via tip.edu.ph/admissions or by sending an email to email@example.com (QC) or firstname.lastname@example.org (Manila).