Spring 2021 Updates
Due to public health concerns, the CAS will be offering virtual tutoring through Microsoft Teams. Not only is there zero risk of passing on or catching coronavirus, but you may also be surprised by just how much this way of tutoring has to offer and how reassuring it feels to connect with another human online.
To download Microsoft teams, please visit: https://teams.microsoft.com/downloads and choose the app that is appropriate for your device.
How to Schedule an Appointment
Step One: Go to "Courses Tutored" webpage on the CAS website: https://www.clayton.edu/cas/tutoring/courses-tutored
Step Two: Choose the subject and then the course you need help with.
Step Three: Choose the date and time you would like. (You’re also able to choose which tutor you may prefer working with by selecting the drop-down menu that’s titled Select Staff)
Step Four: Make sure to fill out the additional information including your Clayton State email address and your Laker ID
Step Five: Let the tutor know what you want to work on. For example, "I need help with quadratic equations" or "Preparing for my first history test".
Step Six: Click on Book once you are finished.
You will get an appointment confirmation with a link to the Microsoft Teams meeting sent to your Clayton State email address.
How to Cancel Your Appointment
Canceling your appointment can be done using your original booking email or your office 365 CSU account.
View the step-by-step instructions of the cancellation process using the link below.
- Ensure that you have a reliable internet connection and Microsoft Teams installed on your computer
- Ten minutes before your appointment, open Microsoft Teams and sign-in to your CSU account if prompted
- Five minutes before your appointment, you will receive a message from your tutor
- If you're having any difficulty navigating teams or accessing features, your tutor will be able to assist you
Online tutoring sessions are designed to be student led and it is important that you are prepared to actively solve problems and articulate your own thought process.
Gather material that you would like to work on during the session. You will be able to screen share with the tutor, so feel free to pull up any lecture notes, PowerPoint's, textbooks, etc. that you think will be useful on your computer.
Our peer tutors are undergraduate students who have excelled in the courses they support and have been trained in accordance with College Reading and Learning Association (CRLA) International Tutor Training guidelines.
- Help you cram right before a test. (Even the best tutor cannot help you absorb a month's work in one session.)
- Do your work for you. If you don't do the work yourself, you won't learn.
- Help you with a take-home test, quiz, or a graded homework assignment.
If you try to have a tutor help you with a graded assignment, this is considered cheating and will be handled according to University policy.
From day one in your class, you should be preparing for finals. I know it's tough to plan for something five months in advance, but studying this way will help you when it comes time to finals. Keeping up with your coursework ensures that during finals week, you will be reviewing concepts instead of cramming information.
Make sure you read your course syllabus for assignments, exam dates, and other helpful information.
Be an active learner during class (take notes, ask questions, form a study group).
Going to tutoring right before finals is just like cramming for a test. It won't benefit you, especially if the exam is cumulative. With that in mind, make sure you incorporate tutoring into your regular study time to have the most positive effect.
Please remember that during finals week, our tutors are studying and preparing for their finals and will have less availability to hold individual appointments or study sessions.