Chatham University

Tutoring Services

Programs for Academic Access, Confidence, and Excellence: Academic Support Services for All Students

Academic support services are available for all Chatham students enrolled in undergraduate and graduate level courses. And these services are free to Chatham students!

Tutoring

  • Tutoring is available for the majority of courses offered at Chatham.
  • Peer tutors are recommended by faculty and trained by PACE staff to provide helpful assistance with course content.
  • Students may receive up to two (2) hours of tutoring per week in each course in which they are enrolled.
  • All tutoring services are free!

Supplemental Instruction (SI)

  • A specialized form of tutoring that is targeted at traditionally challenging courses taught at Chatham, such as biology and chemistry.
  • Supplemental Instruction Leaders are recommended by faculty and trained by PACE staff.
  • Students check with their faculty to see when and where the SI sessions are being offered.

Academic Coaching

Academic skill-building/coaching is an especially useful strategy for students struggling with pervasive issues such as:

  • Time management
  • Procrastination
  • Attitude management
  • Goal–setting, including motivation and planning

Students meet with the academic coach to set up appointments. Together, they identify issues and create and monitor a plan to modify the frustrating behaviors.

Specialized Writing Assistance

PACE offers writing assistance to meet the diverse needs of students at Chatham, from first-years to graduate students. Along with Chatham’s professional writing specialist, our corps of Graduate Writing Mentors offer one-on-one assistance with any phrase of the writing process. Writing assistance is available in the PACE writing lab by appointment or on a walk-in basis (first-come, first-served).

PACE also offers writing assistance online for students requesting help with online writing assignments.

Success Strategies Workshops

In cooperation with Chatham Counseling Services, PACE offers a series of workshops in success strategies each semester. Some common topics are:

  • Studying In College
  • Taking Great Classroom Notes
  • Writing Strong Essay Exams
  • Procrastination
  • Test Anxiety
  • Stress Management