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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, and SISU.

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?

  • 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.

Yes, online tutoring is available due to the university's online operation. All tutoring will take place on the Zoom video conferencing platform.

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

 

Policies and Important Information:

Tutoring Lab Hours

For Fall 2020, the Tutoring Lab will open on August 31, 2020.

Fall 2020

Monday - Thursday, 11:00am - 9:00pm (EST)
Sunday, 3:00 - 9:00pm (EST)

Drop-In Hours

For Chemistry 100, 110, 210, 310
Mondays from 6:00 - 9:00pm (EST)

For Economics 100, 150, 200, 300
Wednesdays from 6:00 - 9:00pm (EST)

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.

  • 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.

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