Studying & Tutoring

Studying & Tutoring

“Learn Smart, Live Easy”

Studying

Make learning easier with effective study techniques.

Visit the VIRTUAL LEARNING CENTER to:

  • Assess how you learn.
  • Find ways to manage time.
  • Ace exams.
  • Reduce stress.

Free Tutoring

  • Shell Tutorial Center 
    Trained peer tutors help with homework, test preparation, and study strategies. No appointment is necessary.
    141B Middleton Library
    Mon-Thurs: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Friday: 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
  • Online Tutoring
    (900 free minutes for current students)
    Access Smarthinking through the Student Services drop down menu in Moodle.

Private Tutoring

(You may incur charges for private tutoring services.)
Instructors and individual departments may be able to suggest private tutors. You can also access the Tutor Matching Service.

Additional On-Campus Resources

Tutoring Fiction vs. Fact

  • FICTION: Tutorial Center Tutors give undivided one-on-one assistance.
    FACT: Our walk-in center is serves as many students as possible. High demand subjects have 3-5 tutors for every 15 students, and wait-times may occur.
  • FICTION: Tutors provide answers to assignments.
    FACT: Our tutors are CRLA trained to provide guidance on how to achieve the correct answer, which will help you succeed when taking the test.
  • FICTION: Tutoring can replace class time.
    FACT: Tutors support students in clearing up minor problems and cannot replace class time or effective study habits.
  • FICTION: Tutors know everything.
    FACT: Tutors are just like you. They take courses taught by a variety of professors and may not be familiar with every concept or homework assignment in each course.
  • FICTION: Tutors pick and choose which students they help.
    FACT: Tutors respond to flags raised in their assigned subject areas in request order.
  • FICTION: Private tutors are employed by the CAS.
    FACT: The CAS provides private tutor names through a Tutor Matching Service as a courtesy, but does not employ private tutors and is not responsible for their service quality.
  • FICTION: Students who have a poor experience should quit attending the tutorial center.
    FACT: Feedback matters! Complete a Tutor Rate Card, so CAS can quickly address issues.