The Academic Achievement Center provides tutorial support in many lower-level courses
for undergraduates. These services help many students succeed in the classroom.
Tutorial services are provided free-of-charge and depend upon the availability of
a qualified tutor. Students are assisted on a first-come, first-served basis and are
provided group appointment-based or group drop-in tutoring, depending on the course.
Group tutoring appointments are scheduled weekly and limited to four students for
up to one appointment per week, per course. Sessions are held in the AAC (fifth floor
of the Cook Library) and other approved campus locations. Spring tutoring begins on February 5th!
For courses with group appointments, schedule your tutoring session by using TutorTrac™
at least 24 hours before the desired day and time. If you cannot attend, cancel the
session by using TutorTrac™. We require at least 24 hours notice for cancellations.
More than two cancellations less than 24 hours or missed appointments, will result
in being unable to schedule future appointments during the semester.
Preparing for Tutoring
When you arrive for your tutoring session, please come prepared with your course syllabus,
book and specific questions. Tutors will assist but will not do your work for you.
Class attendance is imperative. Always discuss course difficulties with your instructor
first. Use the AAC as a secondary resource.
When You Arrive
- Type in your Towson ID into the log-in computer
- Choose the reason you are visiting and the course with which you need help
After Your Session
- Type your Towson ID number into the log-in computer
- Select the name of the tutor with whom you worked
- Bring appropriate course textbooks, class notes, and returned tests or quizzes to
your sessions. Be prepared to identify and discuss course difficulties.
- Tutoring sessions can be cancelled if you are not prepared.
- TU faculty recommend all peer tutors. Your tutor will help you understand significant
course concepts, develop problem-solving strategies and suggest study strategies.
- Your tutor may not be able to answer all questions.
- Your tutor will not complete or assist with homework, project, writing and research
- Your tutor will contact you and the center if an absence is anticipated. Tutors will
also provide a make-up session if time permits.
- If you no longer need tutorial assistance, or drop or withdraw from a course, please
inform your tutor and the AAC immediately. Other students may be waiting for help.
- Your feedback is very important to us. We expect you to evaluate our services after
the final exam period.
- Students can only receive tutoring for subjects that correspond to the TU classes
for which they are currently enrolled.
- Tutors will not tutor material covered in classes missed by the student.
- Students are able to schedule one appointment per week per course for select business,
economics, liberal arts, math education, and music courses. Appointments may have
up to three students.
- Students unable to attend their appointments should cancel the appointment online,
in person, or by phone at least 24 hours before the scheduled appointment. More than
two missed appointments or cancellations with less than 24 hours, will result in being
unable to schedule future appointments during the semester.
- Unfortunately, we cannot allow students to bring children to tutoring sessions.
- Cellphone use is prohibited in the AAC. Phones should be turned off or set to vibrate
prior to entering the AAC.