Baton Rouge, Louisiana | Saturday, March 28, 2015


We are proud to offer students support with their courses by providing content-specific assistance via our on-campus tutorial centers, online tutoring, and by providing a private tutor for hire list. These resources will help you master course content and develop study strategies for specific courses.

7 Myths about Tutoring at LSU

1. MYTH: Tutors give undivided one-on-one assistance.
FACT: Our walk-in center is designed to serve as many students as possible. For high  
demand subjects, there are 3-5 tutors for every 15 students, and wait-times may occur.  To lessen wait times students are encouraged to visit during less busy times such as early morning and evenings.

2. MYTH: Tutors will provide answers to assignments.
FACT: Our tutors are CRLA trained to provide guidance on how to achieve the correct answer, which will help students be successful when taking the test.

3. MYTH: Tutors can replace my class time.
FACT: Tutors serve as additional support for clearing up minor problems and cannot replace class time or effective study habits.

4. MYTH: Tutors know everything.
FACT: Tutors are just like you. They have taken courses taught by a variety of professors and may not be familiar with every concept or homework assignment in each course.

5. MYTH: Tutors pick and choose whom they see.
FACT: Tutors respond to flags raised in their assigned subject areas in the order they are seen.

6. MYTH: Private tutors are employed by the CAS.
FACT: The CAS provides private tutor names as a courtesy. The CAS does not employ nor recruit private tutors. The CAS is not responsible for the quality of service received from private tutors; this is an exclusive contract between the student and the private tutor.

7. MYTH: Students who have a poor experience should quit attending the tutorial center.
FACT: Your feedback matters. Students are given opportunities to let us know how we are doing by completing a Tutor Rate Card located in the tutorial center so that issues can be addressed as quickly as possible. Each student also receives an end of semester survey to complete.


View video to learn more about our Shell Tutorial Center.