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Tutoring Lab

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, CSC, ECON, FIN, PSYC, and SISU.

Where is Tutoring held?

  • The Lab hosts 1-1 tutoring in the following Bender Library spaces: (1) Library Collaboration Workroom 1 (first floor) and (2) in the 2nd floor Tutoring Lab space (toward the back and to the right of the large, glass-enclosed study room).
  • Drop-in tutoring occurs in Anderson Lobby Conference Room, the Batelle-Thompkins Atrium, and DMTI 203.
  • As demand arises, Tutoring may also be conducted 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. Select the Tutoring Lab schedule from the drop down.

  4. Narrow down your focus by selecting your course from the drop down menu. Pay attention to the location listed by the tutor's name!

  5. **Please note: if no appointment is scheduled during a tutor's shift, students may "drop in" to meet with the tutor.

Policies and Important Information:

End-of-Semester Tutoring:

  • Finals Palooza will be held on Sunday, April 28 from 11am-7pm in MGC (various locations). This semester, we will offer drop-in tutoring, study space, and more!

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, email wcenter@american.edu or call 202-885-2991.

Language Coaching For support in language courses, visit CLEAR, located in Anderson Hall, Room B-10. 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.

Please note: Tutor requests should be submitted by week 11 (March 25) of the semester. Thereafter, it is less likely that Peer Tutoring Services will be able to secure a tutor.

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