Our Vision of Tutoring
CACS Tutoring Services provides streamlined tutoring options designed to enhance student learning. Students are encouraged to seek additional assistance immediately by visiting our office or attending one of the drop-in tutoring sessions in Mullen Library.
Tutoring is completely 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 often reflects positively on the student.
So, what kind of tutoring is for you?
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: $55 per course for a full semester, and $35 per course for requests submitted after the University midterm date. 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, you can come in and complete a Tutor Request Form at the Welcome Desk, Second Floor Mullen Library, or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or log into CardinalSuccess and select "Get Assistance > Academic Support > Course-Based Tutoring."
If we do not have an available tutor, we will begin recruiting immediately. This process may take several weeks.
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 check-in at the Welcome Desk on the second floor of Mullen Library. Read more about the Math Center
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 (see schedule here). So, drop in and ask the tutor a question, stay for just a few minutes or stay as long as you like... it's all up to you! Read more about Subject Labs
*** 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 email@example.com. (Students will still need to visit the Welcome Desk, Second Floor Mullen Library, or submit their own request through CardinalSuccess or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org).
Questions? Email: email@example.com. 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 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 drop by the Welcome Desk, Second Floor Mullen Library, anytime between 9am and 6pm to fill out a Tutor Application Form, fill out an application here, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. First-year students are not eligible to become a tutor.