All prospective tutors must have a 2.5 cumulative GPA and have earned at least a B or higher or tested out of the course they want to tutor. All tutors complete an interview to be considered for the position. Once hired, tutors attend a tutor orientation session and are evaluated periodically by both the students they are tutoring and by ASC staff members.
Tutors are given the freedom to decide the location of their tutoring sessions. The Academic Success Center requires all sessions take place at a public, on-campus location.
If you cannot attend a session, please make sure you call your tutor ahead of time and let him/her know to avoid being charged for the scheduled session. Please refer to the policy statement.
If you decide to cancel your tutor, you need to log-in to your application for tutoring in the system and complete the "withdraw" or "request change" section that applies to your situation.
We have agreements with several agencies on campus for the payment of all or part of the cost of tutoring for students who meet their requirements. Please ask Tutoring Services staff for more information if you need help paying for tutoring.
Academic Coaching provides one-on-one meetings with students seeking help in evaluating and correcting academic challenges. Students at any level are encouraged to seek academic coaching to develop skills that can improve areas of their lives such as time management, note taking, study skills and test taking.
Tutoring Services staff members are generally knowledgeable about campus resources. If we cannot help you, we can probably refer you to someone who can. As part of the Dean of Students Office, our goal is to help you to make the most of your Iowa State experience!