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Peer Tutoring is a free service provided by the office of Academic Success that can help you succeed. You’ll learn to read more closely, write more critically and think more effectively.
Individual and group tutoring begins the first day of classes each semester. To schedule an appointment, stop in to Academic Success on the second floor of the Blackmore Library, or call us at 236-6327. Students can also easily search for tutors and appointment times by logging onto TutorTrac at tutortrac.capital.edu. Just use your current Capital username and password to log in and click on Search Availabilities.
You can also attend one of our regularly scheduled Study and Review sessions. These course-specific sessions are designed to give you more opportunities for study, review and test prep. You can drop in on these sessions – no appointment needed. Courses, dates and times vary from one semester to the next, so contact the Academic Success office for more information.
“I didn't have time to write a short letter, so I wrote a long one instead.” We don’t have Mark Twain on staff, but we will help you tighten up your writing into clean, concise and coherent academic prose. Drop in or call us at 236-6327 to make an appointment with a Writing Consultant. You can also search for and book your own writing consultation by going to tutortrac.capital.edu. Just use your current Capital username and password to log in and click on Search Availabilities.
Applying to graduate school? The Academic Success Writing Center works with the Career Development office to also help with your personal statement for your application. Just stop by the Academic Success office or give us a call at 236-6327 to schedule an appointment.
Numbers make you crazy? Don’t know your hypotenuse from your catheti? Drop in or call us at 236-6327 to make an appointment with a Math Tutor. You can also search for and book your own math appointment by going to tutortrac.capital.edu. Just use your current Capital username and password to log in and click on Search Availabilities. Select Math Center and your specific math course in the Section field to find the appropriate available times.
Having trouble remembering terminology in your biology class? Are you as prepared as you can be for that next chemistry exam? Drop in (Blackmore Library, second floor) or make an appointment (236-6327) with a Science Tutor. You can also search for and book your own science appointment by going to tutortrac.capital.edu. Just use your current Capital username and password to log in and click on Search Availabilities. Select Science Center and your specific science course in the Section field to find the appropriate available times.
Academic Success participates in the Ohio eTutoring Collaborative to provide free online tutoring in accounting, anatomy/physiology, biology, chemistry, math, statistics, and writing. To get started:
You can then check this week's and next week's schedule for an eChat session (live, real-time interaction with an online eTutor in the subjects listed), submit an eQuestion (and receive a response from an online eTutor), or upload a paper to the Online Writing Lab for review (note that there is a 1- to 2-day turnaround for submitted papers). Click here to watch a quick overview of how eTutoring works, and click here to view the current eTutoring schedule.
Supplemental Instruction is an academic support program designed to increase student performance and retention. Supplemental Instruction targets historically challenging courses and provides regularly scheduled, out-of-class peer-facilitated study and review sessions. SI assistance begins the first week of classes and is open to all students enrolled in the course. SI is not remedial in nature; instead, SI sessions are comprised of students of varying abilities.
SI Leaders are model students of the subject who have already successfully completed the course and have demonstrated excellence. SI Leaders participate in an extensive training program, regularly attend the class sessions, and conduct SI sessions each week.
SI sessions integrate “how to learn” with “what to learn.” Students who attend SI sessions discover how to apply appropriate study strategies as they review content material. A wealth of national data shows that students who regularly participate in SI sessions earn higher course grades and withdraw less often than non-SI participants. For Fall 2015 SI is being offered in support of the following courses: BIOL 151, BUS 225, CHEM 150, MATH 121 and MATH 230.
We offer occasional drop-in study and review sessions each semester for selected courses on an as-needed basis. Watch your Capital email or follow us @CapitalUSuccess to see if any study sessions are scheduled for any of your courses.
We accept online peer tutor applications beginning in February for the following academic year. Interviews are conducted in March and April. To become an Academic Success Peer Tutor, you must: