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Tutoring and Academic Skills Programs - Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Tutoring and Academic Skills Programs?
Tutoring and Academic Skills Programs (TASP) is one of three academic components of the Student Success Center, which provides services to undergraduate students enrolled at UNCG. Services are designed to support students as they pursue their academic goals and become independent learners.

What type of services does the TASP provide?
Services include: tutoring; academic skills assessment and instruction; academic workshops; and a resource lab with computers, academic software and handouts.

Where is the TASP?
TheTASP is located on the first floor of the McIver Building.

  • Main Office: McIver Building, Room 104
  • TASP Tutoring Lab: McIver Building, Room 101
  • TASP Resource Lab: McIver Building, Room 150
  • Director's Office: McIver Building, Room 139-A

When is the Tutoring and Academic Skills Programs open?
The main office is open Monday - Friday from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
The TASP Resource Lab (McIver 150) is typically open Monday-Thursday 9 a.m.- 6 p.m., and Friday 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.
The TASP Tutoring Lab (McIver Building, Room 101) is open Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

What kind of tutoring is available?   Certified Tutor Program logo
All of our tutoring appointments are designed to accommodate small groups of up to 3 students. Small groups consist of students enrolled in the same course section number. If there are no other students who select the same tutoring time from your course section, you may end up working with one of our tutors 1:1 for a period of time.

All students are expected to attend 1 hour of tutoring per week, in up to two courses. Since this is a free service, we only ask that you commit to attending each week.

Walk-in tutoring: While the TASP does not provide its own walk-in tutoring services, there are several academic departments that sponsor walk-in tutoring services. Included below is a list of the departments that we have been made aware of. These schedules will be announced once the semester begins, and information is made available to us.

ENG/101 walk-in tutoring is available through the University Writing Center.

Department URL / .PDF / General info
Accounting Speak with your professor regarding TA office hours
Anthropology 253 Sign up with a TA via Mika Cohen-Jones
Chemistry Sullivan 247
Computer Science (C++) http://www.uncg.edu/cmp/academic/tutoring.html
Economics http://www.uncg.edu/bae/econ/tutors.html
Math & Statistics: http://www.uncg.edu/math/mathhelpcenter/
Languages, Literatures, and Cultures

Sign-up at MHRA Building, Room 2317, or call 334-5655 with questions.

University Speaking Center http://speakingcenter.uncg.edu/
University Writing Center http://writingcenter.uncg.edu

Where can I request assistance?
Applications are available online at http://success.uncg.edu/lac/service_request.htm

What courses are tutoring offered in?
Tutoring is available in many 100 and 200 level courses. Every attempt is made to fill tutoring requests. Students may request 2 courses to be tutored in per semester.

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How much does tutoring cost?
Tutoring is free of charge.

How long will it take until I am assigned a tutor?
For the current semester, request are processed within 48 business hours of being submitted. You will receive an email from us with instructions via the tasp@uncg.edu email to your UNCG email address.

How often can I meet with my tutor?
Students meet with their tutor(s) one hour per week per course, for up to two courses. 

Where can I meet with my tutor?
Tutoring occurs in the TASP Tutoring Lab, Jackson Library, outside of 061 McIver Building or any academic classroom and lab spaces not currently in use by a faculty member (e.g., for class instruction).

Can I bring my paper to be reviewed?
TheTASP does not review papers. However, you may contact the Writing Center at (336) 334-3125 for assistance with papers.

Can I bring my child to my sessions?
We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause, but children are not permitted to be in any session offered through the Student Success Center.

How can I be a tutor?
Students interested in applying for employment as a tutor can fill out an employment application online by clicking here. Requirements include: a minimum GPA of 3.0, with a minimum grade of "B+" in the course(s) tutoring will occur in, faculty references per discipline, availability of 5 hours per week, and attendance at weekly paid training (10 per semester).

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How much do tutors get paid?
Undergraduate students: $8.50/hour
Graduate students: $10.00/hour
Post-baccalaureates (not taking classes): $10.61/hour
Professional Nurse tutors (B.S.N): $25.00/hour

What does skills assessment mean?
Skills assessment focuses on determining strengths and weaknesses of academic study skills. We use a variety of diagnostics to help you make this determination. Some areas where you may struggle include: time management, note taking, stress management, test taking, reading and comprehension, academic commitment, ability to recognize main points, etc.

Do I need an appointment for skills assessment?
Yes, individual appointments are available for testing and related consultation. Applications are available online.

What types of workshops are offered?
Workshops are offered throughout the academic year in various topics: time management, test taking strategies, exam preparation, math anxiety, stress reduction, etc. To request a workshop, click here.

Who can attend the workshops?
For classroom or student group presentations, students who are members of that class or group are welcome to attend. For sessions open to the general public, any enrolled student at UNCG can come!

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