Answers to your questions about the Center for Academic Achievement.
Welcome to the Center for Academic Achievement. So that you may have a productive experience, we would like to answer some commonly asked questions about the Center.
How does tutoring work?The Center for Academic Achievement provides peer tutoring which is a form of collaborative learning. We use a "non-directive" approach in tutoring. If you are just beginning a project, we will discuss your assignment with you and brainstorm ideas as your explore your topic. If you are working on a draft of a paper, we will ask you questions and give you feedback that helps you decide how to proceed. We will assist you in editing your papers and learning more about editing, but we don't edit your papers for you or "mark" them as would an instructor.
What can I work on at the Center?Tutors and Center staff assist you in strengthening your academic work. Among the things you may work on at the Center include brainstorming and organizing papers and projects, strengthening your written expression, and conducting library research. Students also work on time management, test preparation, reading and math concepts, and other course content and requirements. It is important for students to bring all relevant materials, books, and class notes to the tutorial.
Will my grade be better because I come to the Center?Visiting the Center just once or twice won't guarantee an improvement nor can we predict what your grade on a paper or project will be. To improve your academic work, your best bet is to work regularly with a tutor throughout a project. Academic expectations and grades are the judgment of your instructor.
Should I call just before my paper is due to have someone "look it over"?You may need several sessions with a tutor on one paper, depending on its complexity and length. For example, it's best to discuss the clarity and development of your ideas and then move to editing. It is not realistic to try to do both in one session. Also, we suggest you schedule your last appointment several days before your project is due so you have enough time to make any changes you and your tutor have discussed. It is best to contact the center approximately one week in advance to ensure that we can meet your timing requirements.
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Campus location: Quad CampusDoble Hall, Suite 220617.349.8459
Office hours: Monday - Friday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.Tutoring hours: Monday - Thursday 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.Friday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.Saturday and Sunday - 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.