The Campus Academic Resource Program (CARP) has been providing tutorial and academic support services for San Francisco State (SF State) students since 1998. During this period, CARP has evolved into an important retention service, emphasizing the development and maintenance of pertinent academic support services tailored to the learning needs of all students attending SF State. CARP primarily serves undergraduates, placing special emphasis on working with first-generation students and students underrepresented in the university. CARP also works with students impacted by Executive Order 665.
In order to address the demands and schedules of students, CARP has filled an important void in the spectrum of academic support services provided by the university. CARP is the only evening academic support program on campus open to all SF State students. By establishing evening tutorial hours, CARP staff members have been able to help students who have commitments during the day and can only receive tutoring in the evening. CARP is also the only academic support program that provides services for students enrolled during the summer sessions.
CARP’s tutors direct both one-on-one and group tutorial sessions to accommodate students’ individual learning needs and styles. CARP also offers workshops and support sessions. In addition, CARP collaborates with a variety of SF State programs and departments to provide services for a wide range of students.