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How much does getting a tutor cost?
Tutoring is free to PVAMU undergraduates. You must be enrolled in the course for credit and have passed prerequisite courses.
Is tutoring available for all classes? We offer various types of academic assistance for many courses. For Math: Basics to Differential Equations I; General Physics and Chemistry, Spanish I-IV, Government I & II, Political Science, English Composition, and Accounting. Tutors from the writing center are available to assist with your writing and consultation needs. Each semester our pool of tutors may change, so there may be only a handful of tutors for some courses. It is best to come early in the semester since we operate on a first-come, first-served basis. If tutoring is needed for courses not listed, please check the individual departments where the courses are offered.

What types of tutoring are available? The Tutoring Center sponsors three different types of tutoring: Tutoring by Appointment, Structured Instruction, and Writing Consultations. See below for individual descriptions.

Tutor by Appointment: If you know that you will need two hours of tutoring per week for the rest of the semester, you may request tutoring by appointment. We will attempt to assign you to one tutor with whom you will meet for the rest of the semester on a weekly basis. This may be a group assignment. If you are interested in this option, please complete an online application. THIS SERVICE WILL ONLY BE AVAILABLE TO FRESHMEN.

Walk-In: Offers tutoring services for all courses tutored at the specific times designated on the tutoring schedule. Please refer to the printed schedule for a list of courses and times. Assistance is given on a first come, first served basis.

Structured Instruction (SI): This program is for students interested in peer-assisted review and practice sessions in a small group setting with selected undergraduate math and science courses. SI sessions are voluntary and open to all students who want to improve their understanding of course material. These sessions also include mid-term and final examination reviews.

Writing Consultation Services: Offers assistance to currently enrolled undergraduate students taking English courses. With multiple locations on campus (Hilliard Hall and The Tutoring Center), this service is designed to help a variety of students with any piece of writing at any stage.

How much tutoring may I receive? There is no limit on the amount of tutoring you may receive. Keep in mind that services are offered on a first come, first serve basis. Please call (936) 261-1561 or email aetutoring@pvamu.edu for more information.

What should I bring to my first tutoring session? You are expected to come with any books, pencils, notes, calculators you need for completing your course work. Our tutors are not here to teach you new material, but to help you work through confusing material; therefore you should have attempted your homework and attended class before you come to your session.

I have a learning disability. Do you offer any services for me? Yes, you are offered the same tutoring privileges as all students on campus. Students with documented disabilities are encouraged to register with the Office of Disability Services and notify the tutoring center of any accommodations recommended by this office. We will provide reasonable accommodations for your disability.

What are the qualifications of your tutors? The Tutoring Center’s tutors are peer undergraduate students who made A’s or B’s in courses they tutor. Their overall GPA’s are at least 3.0, but most have GPA’s that are much higher.

How can I become a tutor? Find out more here!

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