- How can I make an appointment for tutoring?
- How much does tutoring cost?
- How many appointments may I schedule per week?
- What is the difference between an appointment and a drop-in session?
- Do you have group tutoring sessions?
- For which subjects can I receive tutoring?
- How long will my tutoring session last?
- Will my tutor proofread or “fix” my paper?
- Can you tell me my tutor’s availability schedule?
Answer: Appointments can be made by phone or in-person during our tutoring hours. Appointments cannot be made before CARP opens or after CARP closes; you may only make appointments during tutoring hours. Please see Appointments for more information.
Question: How much does tutoring cost?
Answer: Nothing. Tutoring at CARP is free for all SF State students, so take advantage of this. Unfortunately, we do not tutor non-SF State students.
Question: How many appointments may I schedule per week?
Answer: Two per unit per week. Students are only allowed to make appointments at least 24 hours but no more than 1 week in advance and are restricted to two appointments a week for each subject (Math, Science, and Business or Writing, Reading, and Study Skills). Students may not have more than one tutorial session per day per subject.
Question: What is the difference between an appointment and a drop-in session?
Answer: An appointment is a scheduled session with a specific tutor; a drop-in session is when you come in unannounced without calling or scheduling an appointment first. You are never guaranteed a session if you simply drop-in, so we encourage you to make appointments if you can. Please see Appointments for more information.
Question: Do you have group tutoring sessions?
Answer: Yes, you may participate in group tutorial sessions if you and fellow classmates need help in a class. We typically only offer group tutorial sessions for mathematics, science, and business. However, if for some reason you and any other students would like to receive group tutoring for writing, reading & study skills, simply let us know, and we will look into whether or not we can do so.
Question: For which subjects can I receive tutoring?
Answer: We offer tutoring for writing, reading, and study skills in any academic subject across the curriculum except for Technical and Professional Writing (TPW). For a list of classes we offer for tutoring with mathematics, science, and business, click here.
Question: How long will my tutoring session last?
Answer: For appointments, we offer tutoring sessions of up to 45, 50, and 60 minutes, depending on what time you schedule an appointment with a specific tutor. Our reception staff will let you know the exact start time of your appointment and the length of your appointment. For drop-in tutoring sessions, your session length may vary depending on whether or not your tutor has an up-coming appointment and whether you come in towards closing. Typically our sessions can last up to 60 minutes though.
Question: Will my tutor proofread or “fix” my paper?
Answer: No, your tutor will not proofread or “fix” your paper for you. However, your tutor can provide you with valuable feedback and strategies you may use to proofread on your own. Your tutor can also point out typical patterns of grammatical and rhetorical errors you make in your writing so that you have a better understanding of what to proofread and edit for on your own. Your tutor can also guide you through this process to help you understand how to best use these strategies.
Question: Can you tell me my tutor’s availability schedule?
Answer: For security and privacy reasons, we don’t disclose our tutor’s schedules. However, you may discuss with your tutor the best times for you to come in, or you may set up a regular appointment with your tutor if you take a Student Referral Form for Math, Science and Business Tutoring or Writing, Reading and Study Skills Tutoring to your instructor to fill out and bring back to us.