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Our Peer Tutors

CAS tutors are students who have performed well in their programs and particularly well in the classes they tutor. Tutoring is provided for courses in the College of Nursing and Health Professions, College of Medicine Professional Studies, and College of Public Health.  All tutors are trained to help students improve their academic skills while also making strides with their specific course.

Scheduling Appointments
1. Make an appointment today!  Visit and log in using your user ID (example: abc1234) for both username and password.  Click here for instructions on scheduling an appointment.

2. Appointments can be made up to 24 hours in advance.  Once you schedule an appointment, you will receive an e-mail to confirm the date and time of your appointment.  Unless you make other arrangements with your tutor, the appointment will take place at the Center for Academic Success.

3. You can view your upcoming appointments by logging in at any time and clicking "Appointments" and then "View All."

Become a Tutor
CAS is always looking for qualified, motivated tutors. For more information about becoming a tutor, contact the tutor coordinator or download the application and drop it off at CAS.

Tutoring FAQs

What times are tutoring services available?
Tutors set their schedules in advance, between 7AM and 11PM, and their hours may change from week to week. Availability of tutoring varies depending on how many tutors tutor the specific course. If you don't see any times that work for you, please contact the tutor coordinator with your availability and the class for which you're seeking tutoring.  We will work to try to find a tutor who is available when you are free.

What if I don't see the course for which I want tutoring?
If you don't see the course for which you want tutoring, that may mean we don't have a tutor for that course or it may mean we do have tutors, but the tutors have not scheduled their availability. Either way, please contact the tutor coordinator.  When you do, please include your name, email, program and the course, including the course number.

What do tutors do?
Tutors primarily help students understand course material. You can review lectures and other material to increase your understanding. The tutor can quiz you to help you prepare for an upcoming exam, recommend ways to study and give test-taking tips.  Tutors will not simply teach class material to you, so be sure to come prepared, having attended class, reviewed your notes and taken steps to study the material.

How long are the appointments?
You can select the amount of time that you want to meet with the tutor, ranging from 30 minutes to 2 hours.  Keep in mind that appointments cannot exceed 2 hours per class per day.

What should I bring to my appointment?
Tutors can be the most helpful to you if you come prepared.  You should bring notes from class, worksheets, textbooks, review books, and anything you want to go over with the tutor.  There may be some textbooks available in the CAS, but your notes are very helpful in letting the tutor know exactly what the professor has gone over and the material he or she emphasized.

Where do I meet my tutor?
You can meet your tutor in the CAS.  If your appointment is scheduled for a time the office is closed, you can arrange beforehand to meet with your tutor at another location like the library or you can leave a note for the tutor on the door to the CAS to explain where you will meet him/her.

What if I need to cancel an appointment or I'm running late?
Log in to Accudemia.  Go to Appointments then "View All" and click the "View List" Button.  You can cancel or reschedule appointments up to 4 hours in advance.  If you need to cancel an appointment with less than 4 hours notice, please try to contact your tutor directly and also call 215-762-8121.  Multiple cancelations on short notice will result in a hold being placed on your account. 

If you are running late, please call the office at 215-762-8121. If you are more than 15 minutes late and have not notified the office, we will assume you are not coming and the tutor has the right to leave.

How do I contact my tutor?
When you log in to Accudemia, go to the Message Inbox and click "Compose New."  Start typing the tutor's last name and select "All People."  When your tutor's full name appears, select the name and send your message.