Residential Studying & Tutoring

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What is the Residential Studying & Tutoring Program?

The aim of the Residential Studying & Tutoring program is to help promote effective study habits and to bring academic support for some of the University's 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.  Students will work with a peer tutor who possesses excellent interpersonal skills and has demonstrated a strong commitment to assisting students academically.  Residential Tutoring sessions are 35 minutes in length and will take place on Zoom this semester.  Students are able to sign up for an appointment using Retain, our tutor management system.  it is encouraged to sign-up for your tutoring session at least 30-minutes prior to your appointment. 

What courses are offered?

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

When is RST offered?

Sessions are offered on a weekly basis, Sunday through Thursday, from 8:00-10:00pm.  Residential Tutoring will begin the third week of classes (beginning Monday, September 7) and will continue through the last week of classes.

Do you have any tips for a successful tutoring session? 

  • Do not wait until the week of your exam to begin studying.
  • Prepare for your tutoring session in advance.  Read your course materials, review your class notes, attempt the homework problems in advance of your tutoring session. 
  • Have all of your course materials with you so you can easily reference them. 
  • Come prepared with your specific questions or goals for that tutoring session... what do you specifically want to accomplish during that meeting?  Communicate those goals to your tutor at the start of your session. 
  • If you don't feel like you have a productive connection with your tutor, try a different time or a different tutor first.  If that doesn't seem to be doing the trick, email the Director of the Center for Academic Success, Kara Urich, at

Additional information about the Residential Studying & Tutoring Program can be found at the Center for Academic Success website