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Tutoring Lab

The Academic Support and Access Center (ASAC) Tutoring Lab provides FREE, one-on-one and drop-in peer tutoring, available to all enrolled American University students in the following historically challenging disciplines: ACCT, BIO, CHEM, ECON, FIN, PSY, and SISU.

Where is Tutoring held?

  • One-on-one tutoring is held in the Bender Library:
    • Library Collaboration Workroom 1, located on the first floor (1st floor)
    • Room 212, located on the second floor in the large, glass-enclosed space (2nd floor)
  • Drop-in tutoring is held in the 1st floor Anderson Lobby Conference Room.

What happens in a tutoring session?

  • Peer tutors help students learn course concepts and methods of analysis by providing opportunities for hands-on practice. They work with students to develop or enhance key strategies for academic success, such as time management, critical reading, and how to set and achieve goals.

Who are the peer tutors?

  • Peer tutors are currently enrolled undergraduate and graduate students who have demonstrated mastery of course and academic skills. They are selected based on applications, faculty recommendation, and interviews.

How can I apply to become a peer tutor?

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

Find out more information about the Tutoring Lab below:

  1. Create an account/log into WCOnline with your AU student email address.

  2. Below the log-in box, select the Tutoring Lab and click, Log In.

  3. On the top of the page, click the drop-down menu and select your course.

  1. Log into WCOnline at least 3 hours before the appointment's time.
  2. Click on your appointment.
  3. Select to "cancel this appointment" at the bottom of the form.

If demand arises for a specific course, online tutoring can be made available at

If your course is not offed in the Tutoring Lab, please refer to our Peer Tutor Referral Program, here.

Tutoring Hours During University Closure

During the university closure, all Tutoring Lab appointments will occur online. Students may still scheudle their appointments on WCOnline. Once an appointment is finalized, the assigned tutor will email the student with a link for the session. Below you will find the hours of the lab during the closure.

Monday - Thursday, 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Check out what students think of the Tutoring Lab:

  • Feeling a lot more confident in the material after my visit!

  • 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!

  • She's great and patient, even with my headaches in ECON.

  • The advice given was very helpful and eased my testing anxiety.

  • 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.


If none of the above options work for you, please contact Tutoring Services at