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How can I receive tutoring?
LSU students can receive tutoring by visiting the Center for Academic Success’ multidisciplinary Tutorial Center in Middleton Library during the hours of operation. Students are required to sign in using their LSU identification card.
Physics is offered in both the Tutorial Center (Middleton Library) and in Nicholson Hall during specified hours of operation.
For which courses is tutoring available?
Tutoring is available for many subjects including Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Accounting, Economics, Finance, Statics, Experimental Statistics, Spanish, French, Latin, German, and Chinese.
During the Summer term, the Center is open Monday through Friday, 10 am – 3 pm.
Click here for the hours of operation in 102 Nicholson Hall.
Why is tutoring helpful?
Tutoring allows students the opportunity to master course content in a friendly, peer-led environment. Tutors not only assist with content, but take the time to demonstrate study methods, based on cognitive science, learning techniques. Therefore, students are able to transfer the strategies they learn in the Tutorial Center and apply them to all of their courses.
Can I hire a private tutor?
Yes. The Center for Academic Success compiles a private tutor list as a resource for LSU students. CAS does not employ or endorse private tutors. Click here to explore your private tutor options.
For which courses is private tutoring available?
Tutoring is available for a variety of courses based on the expertise of the tutors on the list. At present time, tutoring is available for Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, select Foreign Languages, and select other courses. Click here to explore the private tutor options.
Is there a cost for online tutoring?
The first 900 minutes of SMARTHINKING, online tutoring, is free for all LSU students. Students needing more than 15 hours can purchase additional hours at smarthinking.com.
In which courses is online tutoring available?
SMARTHINKING provides online tutoring 24/7 in the following courses: Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Genetics, Anatomy and Physiology, Writing, Statistics, Accounting, Economics, Finance, and Spanish.
What is SI?
Supplemental Instruction (SI) is a nationally recognized program offered at LSU. It is delivered as a series of weekly study sessions guided by a Leader who attends class and works closely with the instructor to provide relevant course content.
For which courses is SI available?
SI is available for historically difficult courses but is subject to change based on funding. Click here for a current list of courses.
Where do SI sessions take place?
SI sessions are held in classrooms across campus. Click here for current locations of SI sessions.
When are SI sessions held?
SI leaders generally hold 2 or 3 sessions per week and an additional session for test reviews. The leaders are also available during their office hour to answer questions. Click here for times.
What are the benefits of attending SI sessions?
Students who attend SI sessions regularly earn better grades in their class. It is also a great opportunity to meet other students in your class. And, SI Leaders help to reinforce and explain content in another setting, allowing students to discuss each concept in-depth.
Currently there are no organized study groups on campus. Most study groups are formed independent of the professor by students in individual classes. Click here to access a starter kit to begin a study group yourself.
Why are study groups helpful?
Study groups help students deepen their learning and increase their motivation. When you help others learn it shows you know the material. Often students relate better to explanations from peers. Other benefits of study groups include, opportunities to share notes, study tips, ideas and talents.
Collect contact information from classmates who are interested in forming a study group. A group size of 5-6 people is sufficient. Pick the best date, time, and location for everyone to hold the first study group. During the first meeting, be sure to discuss and agree on goals, expectations, and rules of the study group. Constant communication is key to having an effective study group.
Click here to access and utilize a starter kit for forming your study group.