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Peer-Assisted Student Support

The Peer-Assisted Student Support (PASS) Program provides FREE, one-on-one tutoring available to all enrolled undergraduate and graduate students at American University. Tutors will help students learn course concepts and methods of analysis by providing opportunities for hands-on practice. All tutoring in Fall 2021 will take place online. The schedules for tutoring can be found on WCOnline. Tutoring will begin Wednesday, September 8th, 2021.

In Fall 2021, the PASS Program will begin the semester by providing online tutoring in following courses:

  • ACCT-240
  • BIO-100, BIO-110, BIO-210
  • CHEM-100, CHEM-110, CHEM-210, CHEM-310
  • CSC-121, CSC-148, CSC-208
  • ECON-100, ECON-150, ECON-200, ECON-300, ECON-322, ECON-370
  • GOVT-130, GOVT-310
  • ITEC-320
  • IBUS-300
  • PHYS-100, PHYS-105, PHYS-110, PHYS-210
  • SISU-300

If your course is not listed, please submit a Tutor Request Form and Student Academic Services staff will try to secure a tutor and add it to the program offerings and schedule on WCOnline.

Student Academic Services will no longer accept tutor requests beginning Week 8 of the semester. Students have until Friday, October 15, 2021 to submit their requests for support. Thank you!

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Tutoring will be held online using the Zoom video conferencing platform. To find your Tutor’s Zoom information, follow the steps below:

  1. Schedule an appointment with an available tutor.
  2. Log into WCOnline at least five minutes before your tutoring appointment’s start time.
  3. Select your tutoring appointment on the WCOnline schedule.
  4. In the appointment form, review the Tutor’s information and please find “LOCATION” under their email address for the Zoom information for your appointment.
  5. Select the Zoom link and wait to be admitted by your Tutor.
  1. Create an account or log into WCOnline with your AU student email address.
  2. Below the log-in box, select the appropriate tutor schedule and click, Log In.
  3. On the top of the page, click the drop-down menu titled “Search your class” and select your course.
  4. All available tutors will appear along with their schedules.
  5. Select a white box to schedule your appointment and complete the accompanying appointment form.
  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 your course is not offered in the current listing of courses, please submit a tutor request, here.

Fall 2021

Online Tutoring Hours

  • Monday-Thursday: 12:00-8:00pm EST
  • Sunday: 3:00-9:00pm EST

For additional information about the PASS Program, please contact tutoring@american.edu.

Important Policies

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WCOnline Tutorial

WCOnline tutorial for students.