Need help with a paper, research project, exam or essay for your history class?  Need advice on studying for your HIS 110 course -- or any other history class?  Want to talk to a fellow student instead of (or in addition to) your professor?

Come in to the Murphy Learning Center (second floor of Murphy Library) to talk to our History Peer Tutors.  They are students like yourself, who have already completed many history courses.

History tutor coordinator

Deborah Buffton  Profile of Deborah Buffton

Professor
dbuffton@uwlax.edu

Specialty areas:

My specialty areas include modern French and Chinese history, as well as the effects of war on society, the ways societies remember and memorialize peace and war, and peace movements.

Here at the Murphy Learning Center, our tutors are all friendly, qualified individuals. All of our tutors have gotten good grades in the classes they tutor and have been recommended by faculty from their department. In addition to their knowledge our tutors are now taking a class designed to make them effective tutors. Meet our tutors!

Brian Allen

Brian Allen

Major: History with a Regional Emphasis (American)

About Me: After I graduate, my plan is to attend the Police Academy at Western Tech. I greatly enjoy helping others and sharing my knowledge of history is something I find very enjoyable. Here at UW-L, I also participate in the marching band by instructing the drum line which is a very fun experience during the fall. Outside of classes, I like to spend time with friends and play videogames.

                                                                                                                                Study tip: Always overestimate the time that it will take you to write a paper. There is a lot of work that goes into an essay before you even start writing which includes researching and gathering sources. Keeping this in mind will help you avoid last minute panic and stress and make the entire process much smoother.

Lindsey Ward

Lindsey Ward

Majors: Broad Field Social Studies Education and History Education

About Me: I grew up in Rochester, Minnesota where I discovered a passion for history in high school. My overall career goal is to make history intriguing and fun, whether that’s in my future classroom or as a tour guide for school trips. Throughout my time at UW-La Crosse, I have been exposed to a wide variety of topics and assignments in the history department that have enabled me to practice different skills, including research at Murphy Library, writing papers, and composing other projects. I would love to pass those skills on to anyone who is struggling with college-level writing or composition in their history courses!

Study Tip: When a paper is assigned, always leave yourself plenty of time to adjust your ideas, find sources, and edit. Start to get an idea of how long you need to write the paper itself and add extra time onto that. You will appreciate having an outline and sources ready to go!