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Tutoring

Augustana offers different types of tutoring that include departmental drop-in tutoring, individual subject tutoring, and Reading/Writing Center tutoring.

Departmental drop-in tutoring

Drop-in tutoring is free to all students. All students are encouraged to use drop-in tutoring whether they're getting a B in the class and hoping to raise it to an A, or if hoping to pass a course. We interview, hire and train qualified peer tutors to staff drop-in tutoring programs. A schedule of all the available drop-in tutoring programs on campus is posted every term.

Winter term

Accounting: Monday-Friday from 2:30-4:30 p.m. in Evald 311.

Business Stats and SAS: Sundays and Tuesdays from 6-8 p.m. and Wednesdays from 4-6 p.m. in Olin 109. 

Chemistry 122 and 312: Tuesday and Thursday from 7-9 p.m. in Hanson 305.

Computer Science 211 and 212: Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday from 7-9 p.m. in Olin 204.

Economics 201 and 202: Monday and Wednesday from 7-8 p.m. in Olin 203.

Geology 101, 104, 112, and 116: Fall term only

Graphic Design 222 and 225: Fall and spring terms only

Latin and Greek: Monday and Wednesday from 7-8 p.m in Olin 208.

Mathematics 090, 218-221, and 230: Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 7-9 p.m.; and Monday and Wednesday from 7-8 p.m. in Olin 203.

Mathematics 203-204: Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday from 7-8:30 p.m. in Olin 206.

Physics 101-103 and 201-203: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8-9 p.m. in Hanson 203.

Individual tutoring

Individual tutoring is offered for other courses for which there is no drop-in tutoring or for those who will need additional one-on-one attention. In order to qualify for individual tutoring, students must:

1. Be receiving a C or less in the course

2. Attend at least one study skills workshop

3. Follow specific departmental guidelines (i.e. utilize office hours or drop-in tutoring if available)

• To request individual tutoring, students must log into Starfish.

On the home screen, click on the "Request Help" icon.

Select "I need individual tutoring help" from the drop-down menu.

Yen Dao, director of student success services, will contact students via email to coordinate tutoring.

This process may take up to two weeks if there is not a tutor already hired and trained for that subject. We will try our best to accommodate individual tutoring requests.

It is very important to submit a request early to allow us time to coordinate individual tutoring.

Please direct all departmental drop-in and individual tutoring questions to Yen Dao, director of student success services, 309-794-8016.

If you are interested in improving your reading and writing skills, see the Reading/Writing Center.