The Center for Academic Support will continue to provide online tutoring for MWSU students. Thank you for working with us in this unprecedented time.
Content: Content appointments will be available via Zoom for several courses. A list of courses available and instructions for how to schedule and take part in an appointment can be found under the Content Tab.
Math: Math tutoring will be available beginning Tuesday, March 24 via Zoom. Instructions for how to schedule and take part in an appointment can be found under the Math Tab.
Supplemental Instruction: The CAS will continue to hold SI in an online format for the following courses: BIO 105, BIO 106, MAT 352, PSC 101 (Dr. Williamson’s sections), and REL 251. More information is available under the Supplemental Instruction Tab.
Writing: If you have a paper (for any class) that you would like a tutor at the CAS to review and discuss with you, please go to the Writing Tab and schedule an appointment via Zoom. If you would rather email the paper to email@example.com, we will contact you to discuss other methods of tutoring. If you have any questions, please call 816-271-4524.
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 online via TutorTrac. Students can search for and schedule tutoring appointments based on their current enrollments; all tutoring takes place in the Center during its regular hours.
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
Adjusted Schedule for Spring 2020
Online Tutoring available:
Monday – Thursday
8 a.m. – 7 p.m.
8 a.m. – 3 p.m.