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Quantitative Academic Support

The Quantitative Academic Support program provides FREE, drop-in and one-on-one tutoring to American University students in Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science and Physics courses as well as in statistical software such as Excel, Python, R, SAS, SPSS, SQL, and Stata.

Quant Support supports MATH 125-222 and STAT 160-302 in the Math & Stats Lab. In drop-in hours, Quant Support provides Computer Science tutoring in CSC 121, 148/280, and 208/281, Physics tutoring in PHYS 100, 105, 110, 200, 205, and 210, and Statistical Software support in Excel, Python, R, SAS, SPSS, SQL, and Stata.

Where is tutoring held?

  • One-on-one tutoring and Drop-in tutoring in Fall 2020 will be held online using the Zoom video conferencing platform.
    • For one-on-one tutoring, students will need to schedule their appointments using WCOnline. When reviewing the Tutor's information, please find "LOCATION" under their email address for the Zoom information for your tutoring session.

    • For drop-in tutoring, students will access the Tutoring Lab schedule on WCOnline and locate the tutoring session that says "Drop-In" on the left side of the schedule. Once identified, click the white box to receive information on the session. The Zoom link for drop-in tutoring will appear in the Tutor's information box and the student can join the drop-in tutoring meeting space by clicking on the Zoom link.

What happens in a tutoring session?

  • Tutors will help students learn course concepts, develop study strategies, complete assignments, and study for exams.

Who are the peer tutors?

  • Peer tutors are currently enrolled undergraduate and graduate American University students who have demonstrated mastery in their supported courses and have strong academic skills. They are selected based upon applications, faculty recommendations, and interview.

How can I apply to become a peer tutor?

  • To learn more about the requirements to become a peer tutor, click here.

Expectations for Students

  • Bring all necessary materials with you: paper, pencil, textbook, calculator, charger, etc.
  • Do not bring take-home exams to tutors. 
  • Tutoring is not an alternative to attending class. Tutors will not lecture the material for you. If you miss a class, go to your professor’s office hours.
  • Read and attempt all problems before seeking help from tutors. Read relevant sections of the textbook, review class notes, and consider what strategies might be helpful in solving a given problem. Come up with specific questions for tutors.
  • You are responsible for completing your own work and making sure it is correct. Tutors will answer questions, clarify concepts and procedures, and give guidance when you are stuck, but they will not do your work for you. 
  • Tutors may not be able to answer all questions. See your professor for further guidance. (You are responsible for communicating with your professor; tutors will not email your professor for you or accompany you to office hours.)
  • Do not text or answer phone calls while tutors are helping you. 
  • Do not eat during a tutoring session.

Drop-in Services:

  • Sign in when you arrive and sign out when you leave.
  • When drop-in services are busy, you may have to wait to be helped. Try to make progress on your own in the meantime.
  • Explore drop-in hours to find a time that works best for you. Some days and times are busier than others, so try different times of the week to find a quiet time that fits your schedule.

For questions about Quantitative Academic Support, please email tutoring@american.edu.

Fall 2020

Quant Support tutoring for Fall 2020 begins on August 31, 2020.

Math & Stats Lab

Mondays & Wednesdays

11:00am-4:00pm (ONE-ON-ONE)
4:00pm-9:00pm (DROP-IN)

Tuesdays & Thursdays

11:00am-4:00pm (DROP-IN)
4:00pm-9:00pm (ONE-ON-ONE)

Sundays

3:00-6:00pm (ONE-ON-ONE)
6:00-9:00pm (DROP-IN)

Drop-In Hours

Computer Science, Physics, & Software Support

Mondays & Wednesdays

2:00pm-6:00pm

Thursdays

5:00-9:00pm