Office of Academic Success Tutoring
The Office of Academic Success offers tutoring for a range of courses. Drop-in tutoring is available for biology, chemistry, computer science, math, physics, and statistics. In addition, students may request scheduled tutoring. Scheduled tutoring requires regular attendance throughout the duration of the semester. Registration for scheduled tutoring begins the first week of the semester and continues throughout the semester. Students should request a tutor in the first three weeks of the semester to have the best chance of securing a tutor.
Click on "Meet the Tutors" to see which courses our tutors support.
Drop-In Study Rooms
Drop-In Study Rooms
What are drop-in study rooms?
Drop-In study rooms provide collaborative spaces to work with peers on daily work and test preparation. Tutors are available to assist you on a question-by-question basis, but you are strongly encouraged to partner with classmates.
Disciplines currently supported by drop-in study rooms are Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Math, Physics, and Statistics. Click on "Meet the Tutors" to see which specific courses our tutors support and when our tutors work.
What to expect?
If you want to access the drop-in study rooms, simply visit the study room during open hours. Some students drop in for a few minutes to get assistance with a particular exercise while others use the room as a designated study spot.
You should bring your course syllabus, course textbook, notes, and any other material that will help focus your study room time. Tutor interactions are more productive if you have read the assigned material and attempted the assigned daily work on your own before asking for help from the tutor.
Schedule and Location of Drop-In Study Rooms:
Biology/Chemistry Drop-In Study Room
- Sunday-Wednesday from 8:00-10:00 p.m. in Science 3005 (Chemistry Lounge)
Computer Science Drop-In Study Room
- Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 7:00-9:00 p.m. in Science 2630 (Lopez Room)
Math/Physics Drop-In Study Room
- Sunday-Thursday from 7:00-10:00 p.m. in Briggs Library 260 (Smartboard Room)
Statistics Drop-in Study Room
- Sunday-Wednesday from 2:00-4:00 p.m. & Thursday from 11:00 a.m.-1:00p.m. in Briggs Library 260 (Smartboard Room)
What is scheduled tutoring?
Scheduled tutoring may be a great option for you if your schedule prevents you from accessing current academic assistance programming or if you are seeking tutoring in courses not already supported by Peer-Assisted Learning (PAL) or drop-in study rooms.
To participate in scheduled tutoring, you will first need to complete a tutor request form and schedule a meeting with Keni Zenner, Academic Assistance Coordinator. Students are matched with a tutor, who is a student who has taken the course and has been recommended by a faculty member. The tutor and student(s) in the scheduled appointment will choose a time to meet consistently once or twice per week for 50-minutes/session. Scheduled tutoring can have up to 5 students per session. Scheduled tutoring requires regular attendance throughout the duration of the semester.
Registration for scheduled tutoring begins the first week of the semester and continues throughout the semester. Students should register in the first three weeks of the semester to have the best chance of securing a tutor.
How to request a tutor:
Registration for scheduled tutoring begins the first week of the semester and continues throughout the semester. Students should register in the first three weeks of the semester to have the best chance of securing a tutor. We cannot guarantee that we will be able to match all students with a scheduled tutor.
What to expect?
Scheduled tutors will:
• Serve as facilitators, not as second lecturers. Students attending scheduled tutoring are
expected to attend class, labs, etc. and complete course readings ahead of the scheduled
• Be prepared with a facilitation plan for each session that includes active learning strategies.
• Not provide direct answers to anything graded (homework, quizzes, projects, etc.). Tutors
can help with the underlying concepts and can work on problems similar to homework
• Notify you at least 24 hours in advance if they must miss a tutoring session.
The following expectations of students attending scheduled tutoring are in place to make scheduled tutoring a positive experience for all:
• Plan to bring your course syllabus, text, notes, and any additional material that will help focus
the tutor session. Preparing questions ahead of time will make the tutoring session more
productive and focused.
• Your tutor will record attendance at each session. If you must miss a scheduled tutoring
session, please notify your tutor at least 24 hours in advance.
• If you miss more than two scheduled tutoring sessions without notifying your tutor in
advance, you will be contacted by the Academic Assistance Coordinator, who will gauge
your interest in continuing scheduled tutoring and/or to work with you to meet your