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CNR Tutoring Program

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Tutoring Services

The College of Natural Resources is invested in helping our students achieve academic success, so we offer free tutoring services for courses offered in our college (FOR, NR, FW, SMT, ET, PRT, PSE, GIS, etc.). Tutors are carefully chosen to ensure that they mastered the content of courses that they choose to tutor. If you are interested in becoming a tutor, please fill out this CNR Tutor Interest Form.

One-on-One Tutoring

If you would like to request a tutor, please do so here by clicking Request A Tutor and you should hear back within 3-4 business days. Note that, depending on the course, it may take time to identify and train a tutor, so please do not wait until the last minute (like right before a test) to request one. Also, although the tutoring program is intended for courses offered by CNR faculty, if you request a course offered outside of CNR, we will do our best to find a suitable tutor.

Please note that one-on-one tutoring services are only available to students within the College of Natural Resources.

What to Expect

  1. Submit a Request for a Tutor.
  2. Coordinator of Student Success Initiatives will identify a tutor and contact you via email.
  3. Tutor will reach out to you to schedule a time, date and location for your initial session.
  4. Tutor will go over the expectations for one-on-one tutoring during initial session. You will work with the tutor to establish your schedule for meeting throughout the semester.

Expectations for One-on-One Tutoring

  • Students should come to tutorial sessions prepared: having attended class and taken notes, with all necessary books and materials, having attempted homework and read assignments.
  • The tutor is a successful student, but not a teacher or an expert. Though s/he is a good resource, the tutor will not do the student’s work and is not responsible for the student’s final course grade.

Attendance Policies

Students in all tutoring sessions should arrive on time, be prepared for the session, participate actively, and stay for the entire appointment.

  • Schedule 30 or 60 minutes appointments (maximum of 60 minutes per course per day)
  • Able to schedule an appointment up to 2 weeks in advance
  • Eligible to use up to 2 hours of tutoring/week per course
  • Students who cannot attend a scheduled appointment should cancel 12 hours prior to the appointment by contacting their tutor via their preferred method of contact, and the CNR Tutoring Program at cnrtutoring@ncsu.edu.

Loss of Tutoring Privileges

Two cumulative appointment “no-shows” will result in the loss of tutoring privileges.

No shows will be received for the following:

  • Canceling less than 12 hours before or failure to attend the appointment.
  • Staying less than 20 minutes for a 30 minute appointment
  • Staying less than 45 minutes for a 60 minute appointment
  • Attending more than two sessions unprepared.

Drop-In Tutoring

Drop in tutoring provides students easy access to a tutor that can assist them in a select group of course.

For the Spring 2022 semester, we will have tutors in our drop-in center to assist with these courses:

  • Math (MA 131, MA 141, MA 231, MA 241)
  • Chemistry (CH 101, 102, 201, 202, 221)
  • Physics (PY 131, 205)
  • Statistics (ST 311)
  • Agricultural & Resources Economics (ARE 201)
  • Biology (BIO 181)

Drop-in tutoring is available Monday-Thursday from 6-8pm in Biltmore 2026. Chemistry & Biology: Mondays & Thursdays, 6-8pm; Math & Physics: Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 6-8pm.

What to Expect

  1. Attend the drop-in session in Biltmore 2026.
  2. Use the link or QR code posted in the room to sign in.
  3. Work with the tutors to get the assistance you need.

Tutoring Expectations: Drop In Tutoring

Student Responsibilities:

  • Bring your course materials (textbook, notes, calculator, homework).
  • Ask tutors for help after you have tried to solve the problem on your own.  Be prepared to share your work with the tutor.
  • Do not expect assistance on WebAssign homework within 2 hours of when it is due since tutors can not adequately help students on assignments at the last minute.
  • Uphold the University‚Äôs academic integrity policies at all times.  Violations will result in losing your privilege to use CNR Tutoring Program services. 

What to Expect from Our Tutors:

  • Tutors are good students who want to help you, but they are not experts and may not have all the answers right away!  Please help them help you by preparing ahead of time.
  • Tutors will give priority to students who are prepared with specific questions.
  • Tutors will listen to your concerns, as well as offer guiding feedback and suggestions.  They will not do your work for you and are not responsible for your final answer.
  • Tutors will encourage you to develop problem-solving, decision-making, resource-finding, and metacognitive skills to help you become an independent learner.

Meet our Team

 

Gabby MartinBailey ReedRoumi Dutta
Courses Offered: ARE 201, CH 101, FOR 172, FW 221, PB 200Courses Offered: CH 101, CH 201, CH 221, MA 141, MA 241, MA 242Courses Offered: MA 131, MA 231, PY 131, PB 200
Dash JarvisRishi GargKaly Wall
Courses Offered: ENT 201, FOR 150, FOR 172, FOR 250, FOR 260, FOR 248, FOR 374, FOR 408, PB 200Courses Offered: CH 101, MA141, MA 241, ET 120, COM 112Coordinator of Student Success Initiatives 
Need help? Have a question? Contact me at cnrtutoring@ncsu.edu

If you are interested in joining our team as a tutor, please fill out this CNR Tutor Interest Form.

The Academic Success Center

The Academic Success Center (ASC) also has assistance for writing and speaking (which is open to undergraduate and graduate students) by appointment. Programs include an academic peer mentoring program for students who want regular support with time management and study skills, drop-in tutoring, group and one-on-one tutoring, writing appointments, and supplemental instruction.

Some of the services the ASC offers includes:

Tutoring for Courses Outside of CNR

Departmental resources: