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Frequently Asked Questions

What services do you offer?

We offer a variety of free services to students.  Professional staff members provide Success Coaching while trained Peer Educators provide Tutoring, Writing Assistance, Supplemental Instruction, Peer Coaching, and Workshops.

What is Success Coaching?

Success Coaches are accredited life coaches who assist students in reaching goals related to academic and personal pursuits.  Success Coaches meet individually with students on a regular basis to challenge and support them as they navigate life at Tulane.  Some popular coaching topics include time management, accountability, realistic goal-setting, improving study skills, investigating learning styles, reducing test anxiety, the transition from high school to college, exploring interests and strengths, decision-making, and improving campus involvement.  

How does one apply for Success Coaching?

Prior to the start of a new semester, students can apply by filling out the application.  A parent, professor, academic advisor, or other staff member may also nominate a student.  When there is no longer availability, applicants will be placed on the wait list or offered the option to meet with a Peer Coach.

If a student is struggling after midterms and is not already meeting with a coach, he or she can apply to meet with a coach for Academic Recharge.  Academic Recharge is a series of individualized meetings focused on creating a plan for a student's academic success. 

How does one make an appointment with a Peer Educator?

Students can make an appointment for Tutoring, Writing Assistance, or Peer Coaching by clicking on the Schedule Appointments tab above. 

What is Supplemental Instruction?

Supplemental Instruction (SI) is an academic support program that offers weekly review sessions for some classes at Tulane that are traditionally difficult.  SI leaders are students who have previously excelled in the class; they hold regular review sessions and are available to assist students outside of class.  The SI Schedule can be found by clicking on the Schedule Appointments tab above. 

Where are you located?

To view our locations, click the Contact Us tab above.

What are your hours?

Mondays - Thursdays: 9:00am - 9:00pm Fridays: 9:00am - 5:00pm Sundays: 1:00pm - 5:00pm Closed Saturdays and university holidays.

Which subjects have tutors?

This can vary each semester. You can click on the Schedule Appointments tab to see if we are offering tutoring for 

Do I need an appointment?

All services require an appointment, except Tutoring which offers appointments and walk-in services. Also, students can simply walk-in without an appointment to use our space to study.

How much does it cost to get a tutor?

Nothing. Tutoring is free to all Tulane University undergraduate students.

How qualified are the tutors?

Our student staff members are are nationally Certified Peer Educators. Tutors are graduate and undergraduate students who have excelled in the courses they tutor. Tutors are required attend training sessions throughout the academic year.

How much can a tutor help me?

TASC is not a homework or proofreading service. Peer Educators teach skills to enable students to be successful on their own. Tutors may demonstrate the theory, provide a detailed explanation, or solve a similar type of homework problem, but not solve the homework problem itself. Examples may be devised or obtained from a textbook. Tutors are not allowed to work with students on take-home tests. If a student arrives at TASC with a test and claims the instructor granted permission for assistance with the test, tutors should request to speak with the instructor to confirm the permission, or direct the student to the Manager of Academic Success Resources.

Can I study at TASC?

Yes. There are computers, printing, and tables/chairs.

How can I apply to be a tutor?

To complete the Peer Educator application, click on the Peer Educator tab above and then go to Student Employment.

What if I still have questions?

Call us at (504) 865-5103.  We will be happy to answer any questions you have about our services!

Phone: (504) 865-5103