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Tutoring Lab OPEN FOR FALL 2018 SEMESTER on SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 2

What is the Tutoring Lab? The ASAC Tutoring Lab offers free 1-1 and drop-in peer tutoring for many courses in the following academic disciplines:

  • ACCT

  • BIO

  • CHEM & CHEM LAB

  • ECON

  • FIN

  • PSYC

  • SISU

Over the course of the semester, the Tutoring Lab may expand to include courses in additional academic disciplines, so check this page and WCOnline for updates. 

New Fall 2018, the Tutoring Lab will also include an Academic Skills Peer Tutor. The "Skills Tutor" will work with students to hone and master skills essential to thriving in the classroom and beyond, namely: goal setting and monitoring, time management, task prioritization, note-taking, reading comprehension/critical reading, exam preparation, post-exam review, memory strategies/recall, and critical thinking. Students may schedule to meet with the Skills Tutor; alternatively, they may be referred to meet with the Skills Tutor by an ASAC Staff member.

Where is the Tutoring Lab? Beginning Fall 2018, the Tutoring Lab will host in-person appointments in either Library Collaboration Room 1 (first floor) or in the new second-floor Tutoring Lab space in Bender Library (tutors and students should meet at the Library front desk before their first meeting in the second-floor space). As demand arises, the Lab will also provide online tutoring via GoBoard.com (no account required).

How do I view schedules for and make appointments in the Tutoring Lab? 

  1. For schedules and appointments, visit WCOnline.

  2. Create an account/log in with your AU student email address.

  3. Check the Tutoring Lab Fall 2018 schedules when looking for tutoring support.

  4. Search future appointments by clicking "NEXT WEEK" or selecting a date from the calendar icon.

Policies and Important Information:

ADDITIONAL ACADEMIC SUPPORT

Mathematics and Statistics Tutoring All Mathematics and Statistics tutoring is provided by the Math and Stats Lab in the Don Myers Building, Room 103. For more information, contact Professor Jalali (bjalali@american.edu) or the ASAC (202-885-3360).

Writing Support For support in Writing classes or on papers, essays, and compositions for other courses, visit the Writing Center located on the first floor of the Library. For more information, contact Neisha-Anne Green (ngreen@american.edu) or the ASAC (202-885-3360).

Language Coaching For support in language courses, visit CLEAR, located in Asbury Hall, North Wing Basement Level. For more information, email clear@american.edu.

Students can view schedules for and make appointments at both the Math and Stats Lab and the Writing Center on WCOnline. To schedule at CLEAR, visit CLEAR's home page.

 

 

PEER TUTOR REFERRAL LIST

  1. Access the list of available peer tutors. There is a modest fee for this type of tutoring. The pay is set by Peer Tutoring Services at $14 per hour for undergraduate tutors and $15 per hour for graduate tutors and students pay tutors directly.
  2. If you need financial assistance, please use the Peer Tutor Request Form (see below). If you are eligible, the ASAC will cover 2 hours of tutoring per week, on average.

    If no peer tutor is available for the topic(s) you need, you can request a tutor via the Peer Tutor Request form. Peer Tutoring Services will try to find a tutor to fill your request.

PEER TUTORING FOR SPECIFIC PROGRAMS


If you are a student in one of the following programs please be sure to note that on your request form. The fee is typically waived for students in these programs:
 
  • Frederick Douglass Distinguished Scholars
  • STEP
  • Student Athletes

CHECK WHAT STUDENTS THINK OF THE TUTORING LAB

  • Feeling a lot more confident in the material after my visit!
  • I really appreciated the session.
  • It is great to find tutors that care so much about the students' needs.
  • K. is a magnificent tutor. Her help is invaluable! I will surely come back in the future. Thanks!
  • My appointments were extremely successful. I felt a lot more confident in the material after the session.
  • My session really cleared things up for me. Thank you!!
  • She's great and patient, even with my headaches in ECON
  • The advice given was very helpful and eased my testing anxiety.
  • The Tutor is very knowledgeable and helpful. I am much more confident in the material.
  • When I first walked in, I had no idea what I was doing. Now, I feel like I have a much better understanding of what I have learned thus far.

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If none of the above options work for you, please contact Tutoring Services at tutoring@american.edu