Student Success Center

Content Area Tutoring

Funded by student fees, the Content Area Tutoring (CAT) program makes free small group tutoring available at both ISU's Pocatello and Idaho Falls campuses. Tutoring is available through the CAT program in all academic areas except writing and math, which are handled through the Writing Center and Math Center respectively. Students may request a tutor for their fall classes up until 5 pm on November 20, 2010.

CAT also provides student employment opportunities, allowing successful students to share their skills and experience with others. Most tutors are experienced graduate and undergraduate students who have obtained extra training as peer tutors. We're always looking for new tutors, especially in the sciences!

How does Tutoring Work?

To be tutored through the CAT program, you'll need to complete a Student Request for Tutoring form. You can pick one up at the CAT offices in Pocatello (Rendezvous Center, Room 323) or Idaho Falls (CHE, Room 220), or you can print one out here, complete it, and bring it in to one of our offices.

After we receive your application, we'll see if we have any tutors available for that course whose schedules seem to work with yours. If we do, you'll get an email including your tutor's name, email address, and phone number. The two of you will get in touch with one another and together, with other members of your group, you'll decide on a time and place to meet. If we do not have a tutor available for that course, we'll work on recruiting one and we'll email you to let you know that that's what we're doing.

If the class you're being tutored in is 3 credits or more, you can have up to 3 hours of tutoring per week. Some students choose to use all available hours; others are happy with one or two.

Tutors are not substitutes for attending class. They will not do your homework for you. They have been trained to guide you through coursework so that you can build your own understanding of the processes involved. Plan on attending your classes, reading your textbooks, and starting the assigned homework on your own. Your tutor can best help you when you come prepared with specific questions about the work you've already done.

Still have questions? Read our Student Policies, and feel free to email us at!


The CAT Program is part of the Student Success Center. In Pocatello, it's located in REND 323 on the third floor of the Rendezvous Center, over the classrooms that face the library. In Idaho Falls, it's located in CHE 220.


Idaho Falls


(208) 282 - 3662

(208) 282 - 7925


REND 323

CHE 220


In Pocatello: Monday - Friday 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (ISU summer hours)

In Idaho Falls: Monday - Thursday 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. (Summer Writing Center hours)

The CAT office is not open during Spring Break or Finals Week.

Last Modified: 07/08/2010


921 South 8th Avenue
Pocatello, Idaho, 83209