Individual and group tutoring sessions are available to all PC students in most subject areas. We do most of our tutoring in Development of Western Civilization, math, biology, chemistry, economics, accounting, and finance. We try to find tutors in other areas when requested. OAS peer tutors are PC undergraduate students who have excelled in their classes and have been recommended by their respective departments. Our Tutoring Center is certified by the College Reading and Learning Association and our tutors receive individual certification when requirements are met.
During a session, peer tutors assess individual student needs, develop strategies to address academic problem areas, and help supplement classroom and textbook instruction. Tutors stress the learning process itself and place an emphasis on the acquisition of permanent study skills. Our sessions are designed to accommodate students at all academic skill levels; we can both support those who are experiencing academic difficulties as well as challenge those who are high achieving and striving to maintain a top grade. The Tutorial Center is located within the OAS office suite on the second floor of the Phillips Memorial Library.
The College Reading & Learning Association (CRLA) has fully certified the Tutorial Center acknowledging that the Center's operations, policies, and procedures meet the standards set by the CRLA. With this full certification, tutors who fulfill the training and service thresholds can be awarded certificates at the progressive levels of Regular, Advanced, and Master. At the annual OAS Student Appreciation Dinner, thirty-six tutors earned Regular certificates and four earned Advanced certificates for their service over the past year.