Academic Success Center

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The Academic Success Center in 131 Cary Hall provides tutoring services to students in the undergraduate programs offered through the Jacobs School.

Tutoring Services

Students who are already in one of our undergraduate programs staff our center. Each tutor meets with about students 2-4 hours a week. Tutoring services are available by appointment Monday through Friday, 8:00 am-6:00 pm.

Tutoring is available for (depending upon semester):

Top 5 Reasons to Consider Tutoring

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  1. Clarity. Biomedical science courses can be challenging, and you may struggle with certain concepts. Tutoring allows you to ask questions and receive clarification on difficult topics.
  2. Individualized Attention. In the classroom, it can be difficult for professors to provide individualized attention to each student. Tutoring allows for one-on-one attention, where a tutor can focus on your specific needs.
  3. Supplement Your Learning. Tutoring can provide supplemental learning outside of the classroom. A tutor may use different teaching methods or provide additional resources to help you better understand the material.
  4. Test Prep. Biomedical science courses often involve rigorous testing, and tutoring can help you prepare for exams. Tutors can provide practice problems, help with test-taking strategies, and offer feedback.
  5. Build Your Confidence. Struggling with difficult coursework can be discouraging. Tutoring can help boost your confidence by providing you with the tools and resources you need to succeed.

Become a Tutor

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If you enjoy teaching and seeing others succeed, we invite you to apply to be one of our tutors!

To become a tutor, you’ll need a:

  • minimum grade of A- in the course you wish to tutor
  • minimum GPA of 3.0
  • minimum of Junior status