The Center for Academic Success (CAS) is open for tutoring assistance until Friday, December 5, 2014.

Subject Area Tutors are available by appointment or on a drop in basis for academic subject areas such as Mathematics, Statistics, Chemistry, Biology, Econ, Physics, Accounting and Spanish. 

Fall 2014 Tutoring will begin on September 8, 2014.  To view the Fall Center Tutoring Hours click on the link below or visit us in the Center and check the white board behind the front desk.

Fall 2014 Subject Area Tutor Schedule

Students with scheduled appointments will be served prior to students who choose to drop in for assistance. To schedule a 30 minute appointment with a subject area tutor click on the subject link below for which you need assistance:

Math (including Stats)     

Biology

Accounting

Calculus

Chemistry

Economics

Business Calculus

Organic Chemistry     

Psychology

Physics

Computer Engineering

To give all students an opportunity to utilize our tutoring services, we ask that you do not book back to back appointments with a tutor.  You may select one 30 minute appointment. If you find you need additional assistance, you may book a second appointment later in the day or later in the week.

Cancellations and No-Show Policy:

If you cannot attend a scheduled appointment, please delete your appointment from your CNU Google calendar. You may reschedule your appointment online.  A NO-SHOW occurs when a student has a scheduled appointment and does not report to the Center for Academic Success for his/her appointment. Students who are more than 10 minutes late for their scheduled appointment with be counted as a NO-SHOW and their appointment time will be opened up for walk in assistance. A student who has two No-SHOWS is automatically restricted from making tutoring appointments for two weeks from the time of the NO-SHOW appointment.

Your Responsibilities:
  1. Plan ahead. A meeting with a tutor at the last minute before a test is not likely to help much. Students who meet with their tutors periodically throughout the semester will have established a better foundation of learning in that subject.
  2. Be prepared. Your tutor will not have the book or your assignment. Arrive at your session with any relevant materials—books, notes, articles, homework, quizzes.  Let the tutor know where you need help.
  3. Take an active role. You should have read the materials assigned to you before your tutoring session. A tutor is not a substitute for consultation with your professor or attendance at class lectures.


Drop In Tutoring
 for Biology, Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Physics, Stats and most levels of Math is available in the Center for Academic Success, Monday through Thursday 8 - 10 p.m. Drop In Tutoring is offered on a  first come, first served basis.

Assigned One-on-One Tutoring is also available with prior approval from the Director of Academic Success Services  Please note: Assigned Tutoring is limited, so we encourage students to utilize the Center's Subject Area Tutoring and Drop In Tutoring Hours prior to requesting an Assigned One-On-One tutor. Assigned Tutoring sessions are one hour in length and are limited to four sessions.  At the completion of four sessions, the Director of Academic Success Services will re-evaluate the progress of the student to determine if additional sessions are warranted. The last day to request a One-on-One Tutor for fall 2014 is Friday, November 14, 2014.  The Center does not offer any tutoring services during the summer terms.

If you find you need to request an Assigned One-on-One Tutor, complete a Tutoring Request Form or stop by the front desk of the Center for Academic Success to fill out a paper request. 

Utilize the Center's tutoring services at the first sign that you are struggling in a course. Don't wait!  It can often take a few days and sometimes at least a week to locate a tutor for a specific course. And there may be times when we cannot locate a tutor for the course you need.  

Please note, we do not provide tutors for 300 and 400 level courses.

Success Strategies we strongly encourage are:

  • Find a study buddy in your class - two heads are better than one. 
  • Work with your instructor during his/her office hours.
  • Put together a study group of three or four classmates - teamwork can often give you several strategies to conquering the same problem. 
  • Soon, you will be able search for a study partner or study group by going to the
    CNU CLASSifieds or by asking your professor to help you connect to a fellow classmate.

The Center for Academic Success located in the Trible Library, 240.

Are you an excellent student wanting to help others?  The Center for Academic Success is interested in sophomores and juniors and seniors who might be willing to serve as tutors for an entire academic year.  Hiring generally takes place at  the beginning of August for the new academic year, however the CNU Center for Career Planning may post additional positions as our tutoring needs are determined. 

If you are interested in becoming a subject area tutor, check the student employment listings on Career Connect or contact Jeannine Leger, Director of Academic Success Services, at  jeannine.leger@cnu.edu for additional information. 

Recommendations for writing tutors may be submitted at any time to Dr. Mary Wright, Director of the Randall Writing Center, at mwright@cnu.edu.

Check out the new CNU CLASSifieds for help in finding a study buddy or study group for a course.