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Content Area Tutoring

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The Content Area Tutoring program connects you with a tutor in individual or small group tutoring. Content Area Tutoring is funded by student fees so there is no additional cost to get a tutor.

Tutoring is available in all academic areas except writing and math, which are handled through the Writing Center and Math Center respectively. Content Area Tutoring is available at ISU's Pocatello, Idaho Falls and Meridian campuses. 

Content Area Tutoring also provides student employment opportunities, allowing successful students to share their skills and experience with you. 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 begin, you'll need to complete a Tutor Request form (link: tuteeapp.pdf) and either email it to cat@isu.edu or bring it in to one of our offices. You can also pick up a copy of the Tutor Request form at our offices in Pocatello (Rendezvous Center, Room 323) or Idaho Falls (CHE, Room 220).

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 e-mail 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.

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 Program Policies, and feel free to email us at  cat@isu.edu!    

Location

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.

                

Pocatello

Idaho Falls

Phone

(208) 282 - 3662

(208) 282 - 3662

Location

REND 323

CHE 220

Hours

In Pocatello: Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 5  p.m.

In Idaho Falls: Office will be checked biweekly for requests and messages. Contact us any time at ifssc@isu.edu.

The CAT office is not open and no tutoring takes place during Thanksgiving Break, spring break and finals week.

 

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921 South 8th Avenue
Pocatello, Idaho, 83209
(208) 282-4636

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