The Center for Academic Support (CAS) provides one-on-one and small group tutoring for most courses on campus. Located on the northeast corner of the library building, the Center consists of group study spaces and a large open area for students to receive tutoring or work independently.
The CAS offers free tutoring in math, writing, and specific courses. In addition to these services, students have access to Supplemental Instruction (SI) and workshops sponsored by the Center. Flashcards and handouts are also available.
Math tutoring is available for math courses from Foundations for University Mathematics (MAT 083) through Calculus with Analytic Geometry I (MAT 167). Assistance is also available for math concepts in other general studies courses. Tutors are hired only after being recommended by faculty, and all are trained in tutoring techniques. So that students will receive the attention they deserve, we schedule a tutor with no more than three students at one time. Tutors assist students by explaining concepts and working sample problems. The Center also provides handouts which cover specific math topics that have proven difficult for students in the past.
The CAS provides trained peer tutors who assist with writing in all academic disciplines at Missouri Western. However, writing tutorials are not for coursework exclusively; students can also come to the Center for help with resumes, cover letters, and applications for scholarships. Our tutors work with students one-on-one for half-hour sessions, focusing on any aspect of the writing process. In addition, handouts covering a variety of writing topics are available for student use.
Content tutoring is a term used to describe tutoring for subject areas other than general studies mathematics or writing. This type of tutoring is scheduled between the student and the tutor via MWSU email. Students can contact a tutor from the current list of tutors on this website to set up an appointment; all tutoring takes place in the Center during its regular hours. When contacting a tutor, students should use their Missouri Western email address and include the course name with days and times available for tutoring.
Supplemental Instruction (SI) is a series of weekly review sessions for students taking historically challenging courses. SI is provided for students who want to improve their understanding of course material and improve their grades.
Attendance is voluntary. The SI leader does not teach the session but acts as a guide and resource for learning. SI is a chance for you to get together with other people in the class to compare notes, discuss important concepts, develop strategies for studying the subject, and to test yourself before your professor does, so that when he/she does, you’ll be ready.
Hours of Operation
FALL & SPRING
Monday – Thursday
8 a.m. – 7 p.m.
8 a.m. – 3 p.m.