Our Vision of Tutoring

CACS Tutoring Services provides streamlined tutoring options designed to enhance student learning. For the Spring 2021 semester, Tutoring Services will continue to operate remotely, with all tutoring taking place via Zoom.

Tutoring is confidential, but we recommend that students contact their professor or instructor before beginning the tutoring process. After all, CUA professors and instructors are experts in their fields, and who better to help you address your questions? More importantly, professors and instructors are always happy to hear that their students are actively trying to achieve success in their classes, and seeking extra help reflects positively on the student.

Make An Appointment

This link will take you to your log-in page for Cardinal Success. Once at your home page, click on the blue "get assistance" button on the top right and select "Academic Support" then "Course-Based Tutoring."

So, what kind of tutoring is for you?

Individual Tutoring

This service provides One-on-One tutoring for students who need individualize attention. Students may self-refer or be referred by an instructor. Tutoring is available at a very low cost of $55 per course for a full semester. This is reduced to $35 per course for tutoring that requires less than five sessions. While tutoring is not free, the cost is extremely low compared to private tutoring services. Tutoring fees are charged to the student's account.

To request a tutor log into CardinalSuccess and select "Get Assistance > Academic Support > Course-Based Tutoring." (Select "Mullen Library" as the location, even though you will meet remotely.) If you need assistance scheduling a tutoring appointment, you can email cua-tutoring@cua.edu.

If we do not have an available tutor, we will begin recruiting immediately. This process may take several weeks.

Math Center

All Math content tutoring takes place through the Math Center. Math Center tutoring is FREE and you do not need to fill out a request for a Math tutor. Just click on one of the tutor links on the Math Center web page and, after checking-in, you will enter a virtual room where one of our math tutors will be able to work with you.

Subject Labs

FREE tutoring sessions are available to you on a weekly basis. Our highly-trained tutors will work with you throughout the semester to answer your questions, work though the challenging parts of your course materials, and get you on the path to success. Subject Labs are available in select course areas. Just click on any of the subject links on the subject lab schedule at the scheduled time and, after checking-in, you will enter a virtual room where a tutor will be able to work with you. Stay for just a few minutes or stay as long as you like... it's all up to you!

*** Note: Tutoring Services are only available for students attending The Catholic University of America.

Information for Faculty and Staff

If you are a faculty or staff member and you would like to refer a student for tutoring, you may send an email to cua-tutoring@cua.edu. (Students will still need to submit their own request through CardinalSuccess or by email to cua-tutoring@cua.edu).

Do you have a student in your class who would make an excellent tutor? Recommend them by sending an email to cua-tutoring@cua.edu. Students will need to fill out an application form here

Questions? Email: cua-tutoring@cua.edu. Please make sure to include 1) Student's name, 2) course information, 3) any other relevant contextual information.

How Do I Become a Tutor?

Applying to be a Tutor: Student tutors are incredibly helpful and are hired for a variety of different classes. The student tutor should maintain a 3.5 GPA and have received an A or A- in the course(s) for which they are applying to become a tutor. For language courses, the student must demonstrate a substantial understanding and fluency in the particular language. If you would like to apply to become a tutor, please fill out an application here, or email cua-tutoring@cua.edu. First-year students are not eligible to become a tutor.