Residential Studying and Tutoring (RST)

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The aim of the Residential Studying & Tutoring program (RST) is to help promote effective study habits and to bring academic support for some of the University's most challenging and demanding courses into the residence halls. The RST program, developed jointly by the Center for Academic Success and the Office of Residence Life in 2012, was designed to provide students with the opportunity to connect with other residents, study with peers, and seek the help of a knowledgeable tutor.

The Residential Tutoring schedule will be posted by Monday, August 31.  Tutoring will begin on Monday, September 7.





What courses are offered?

Residential Studying and Tutoring provides tutoring in Calculus (MATH 021, 022, 023) and Chemistry (CHM 030, 31).

When is residential tutoring offered?

Residential tutoring sessions are offered on a weekly basis Sunday through Wednesday 8:00-10:00pm except on Pacing Break and Thanksgiving Break.  RST will begin the starting the third week of classes and will continue through the last week of classes. 

What can you expect from a residential tutoring session?

Students will be encouraged to work collaboratively with peers in order to solve problems and understand challenging course concepts. Tutors are always present and will answer questions and help guide learning as needed.

Tips for a successful residential tutoring session?
  • Do not wait until the week of your exam to visit the Center - we cannot stress this enough!
  • There will be certain days/times that are busier than others... experiment with different times in order to find one that works best for you.
  • Prepare for your tutoring session. Read your textbook, review notes, attempt the homework problems, and don't forget to bring your notes and book to the session!
  • Come with a specific question or goal for the tutoring session. What do you want to accomplish? Be sure to communicate your goal to your tutor.
  • Be patient and flexible. There may be a short wait to work with a tutor. Your tutor might take turns working individually with students or he/she might group students together. Be willing to work on your own and/or with others while waiting for your tutor!
  • You may visit our walk-in hours anytime and can come as often as you like! All we ask is that you sign in when you arrive.
  • Not working for you? Try a different time or a different tutor... If it's still not working, contact our Center director, Kara Uhrich, at, to discuss other options for tutoring in this class!