The Center for Academic Excellence (CAE) is a fragrance-free environment.

Cologne, perfume, scented lotions, and other chemical fragrances can make some people sick, especially those with asthma, chemical sensitivities or allergies, or other respiratory ailments. Please refrain from wearing/using fragrances when you're at any of our Tutoring or Testing Center locations.

The Type of Service We Provide

The Center for Academic Excellence (CAE) partners with the Information and Computer Science (ICS) department to provide tutoring in Computer Science. Our ICS tutors hold tutoring hours with both the CAE and ICS departments, and provide support for future computer scientists at Metropolitan State University.

Our ICS tutors help students:

  • Navigate conceptual difficulties
  • Develop robust coding techniques
  • Practice error handling and debugging strategies

Our ICS tutors refrain from:

  • Writing code for the student
  • Providing primary instruction
  • Advising students on their academic journey

The goal of our ICS tutors is to help students become independent and responsible for their learning. We want students and instructors to have confidence that the work students submit after tutorials arises from their own efforts and reflects their own understanding of the material.

  • Appointments are available for individual help with specific questions. We prefer that you make appointments at least 24 hours in advance if possible
  • We offer assistance in a variety of ICS courses: ICS-100, ICS-120, ICS-125, ICS-140, ICS-141, and ICS-240. Some tutors may also be able to help with ICS-225, ICS-232, ICS-340, or other courses.
  • We allow students a maximum of one ICS tutorial per course per day

We offer assistance in mathematics and statistic-based courses. Tutoring in economics, finance, and accounting is presently handled through the College of Management. For additional information on these services, call 612-659-7269.