CAE staff across all subject areas are available to conduct 10-20 min class visits in any synchronous online course. Tutors will explain how students can register for an account, book a tutorial, and access their session. They can also describe how to use tutorials effectively and answer questions from students and instructors. To set up a class visit, use our online form.
CAE guidelines on tutorial support for exams
For a student to receive direct tutorial support on an exam, an instructor must provide written confirmation that tutoring is specifically allowed for that exam. Instructors can convey such permission in an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, on the exam instructions, or on the syllabus.
Note: students are always welcome to review an already-graded exam with a tutor.
CAE guidelines on mandatory tutorials
The Center for Academic Excellence cannot accommodate mandated/required visits. The influx of students resulting from such requirements creates schedule bottlenecks near due dates and impedes other students’ access.
We collaborate with faculty to create sustainable ways for students to use our services. We appreciate faculty advocacy for our tutoring services. We are happy to consult with faculty in designing alternative strategies for engaging students’ use of the CAE, such as providing incentives with extra credit for participating in a tutorial and then submitting a brief paragraph that reflects on lessons learned during the session.
Sample information to include in syllabi and D2L
The Center for Academic Excellence provides tutoring in writing, math, computer science, natural sciences, accounting, finance, and economics courses. Sessions may be in a synchronous or asynchronous format. We offer appointment-based and drop-in individual or small group tutorials. Our mission is to help students to not only thrive in their Metro career but also to become life-long learners.
Our tutors help students learn concepts by breaking down complex problems into manageable parts. Tutors can help students refine core study skills (time management, note taking, organization), navigate conceptual difficulties at all levels of study, and master the skills they need to transition to their profession or next level of study.