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There are handouts available in the ASC (2nd floor of library).

  • Time Management
  • Stress
  • Study Skills
  • Note Taking
  • And more!

Want to schedule a tutoring appointment?

Click here and then click on "Reserve a Librarian or Tutor"

Tutor: "One who has the care of instructing another in various branches or in any branch of human learning."
American Dictionary of the English Language, Noah Webster, 1828

                     Tutoring services are available to ALL CIU students, undergraduate and graduate.

Tutor and tutee looking at a paper together while sitting at a table

For everyone: Student Success Workshops

Lead by our ASC director

Spr '18, Wednesdays, 12-1pm

McKey Dining Room

and Wednesdays, 3-4pm

ASC Conference Room

Every Wednesday except Prayer Days and Spring Break


Time Management  /  In Class Study Skills

Out of Class Study Skills   /  Test Preparation


Tutoring Hours (Fall/Spr):
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
2:00-5:00pm & 6:00-8:00pm
+ Friday 2:00-5:00pm
    **New Location **
CIU Library
(Study rooms, upper level)
 3 missed appointments in one semester will result in loss of permission to schedule tutoring appointments for that semester. Appeals may be made to the director of the Academic Success Center.

Undergraduate Study and Discussion Groups

Students in tutoring room    The "How To" Study Group -- this study group teaches you specific strategies for study and preparing for exams.  Group leaders are knowledgeable about core classes and can give you course specific strategies for academic success.
    Discussion groups -- Offered for a variety of courses that are process oriented and where learners benefit from discussion to master course material.
 *Discussion group topics vary from semester to semester, depending on the course offerings. Check out the online and posted schedules for specific offerings each semester.


Academic Coaching

Academic Coaching is an individual weekly appointment with a coach.  Coaching sessions can focus on accountability, academic needs, time management, etc.  Coaching appointments are arranged through the Academic Success Center.

Current Tutoring Staff


 Photo of Joy Law

Joy Law came to CIU in 2014 from the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountain city of Roanoke, Virginia. As an Intercultural Studies and Teaching English as a Foreign Language Major, Joy loves to meet new students from around the world and encourage them to pursue excellence in education as well as other areas of life. Some highlights of Joy’s recent life have been two trips to Rwanda, Africa to encourage the church through English classes, children’s ministry, and catering weddings. In her free time, Joy enjoys hiking, spending time with friends, reading, blogging, and playing soccer.

Favorite Quote: “Wherever you are, be all there.” - Jim Elliott

Photo of Josh HunterJosh Hunter

Josh is a second year theological studies major in the Master of Arts program here at CIU. He is from Kershaw, SC and is a graduate of the University of South Carolina. Having tutored multiple subjects for more than five years, he is passionate about helping students succeed academically in areas which challenge them so that they can reach their full potential and achieve their own unique goals. Outside the classroom, he enjoys playing bass guitar, organizing worship music, jogging, and researching medieval theology and philosophy.

“I do not seek to understand that I may believe; but I believe so that I may understand. For I believe this also, that unless I believe, I shall not understand.”

  • Anselm of Canterbury


Photo of Rachel Joung   Rachel Joung  

Having grown up in the CIU Village (may it live on forever in memory), Rachel returned to Columbia to attend CIU after spending several years in Johns Creek, GA. As an English major, Rachel loves literature and learning about the ideas that literature presents in a more concrete way, and she holds her CIU professors in highest regard. Rachel would like the LORD to use her love for English to further advance His kingdom. 

When she is not attending class, tutoring, or participating in meetings, you might find Rachel re-rearranging and decorating her room, eating dried mangoes and banana chips, playing out scenarios in which she saves Petty 1 from fire alarms, liking Instagram photos of tiny homes and flower bouquets, bombarding her family's group chat with day-to-day updates and hashtags, or running to her microwave to make sure she turns it off before it starts beeping so as not to disturb her sweet neighbors.


Her favorite quote comes from the last novel in C. S. Lewis's The Chronicles of Narnia series The Last Battle: “I have come home at last! This is my real country! I belong here. This is the land I have been looking for all my life, though I never knew it till now...Come further up, come further in!” 


New tutors Fall 2017

Nate Montgomery (Graduate student)

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Elizabeth Branch (Undergraduate English major)

Elizabeth is a senior in CIU’s English department (the best major at CIU) and calls Nashville, TN her home. Although being a student often deprives her of sufficient free time, she enjoys leisurely afternoons that accommodate her hobbies of reading, writing, playing piano, hiking, cooking, or sitting quietly with close friends. She acknowledges that every person is a work in progress, and consequently she loves to exchange developing ideas with others with the mutual intention of growing, seeking, and living well amidst persistent doubt.

One of many favorite quotes: 

"You must be content, I say, to be misunderstood for a while. We are all very anxious to be understood, and it is very hard not to be. But there is one thing much more understand other people." 

-George MacDonald, The Princess and the Goblin

 Photo of Elizabeth Branch

Adam Fleming is a new graduate student and tutor at CIU. Adam received his bachelor's degree in Interdisciplinary Studies - Literature and Christian Studies from North Greenville University. Now he is pursuing the similarly long-winded master's degree in Teaching English as a Foreign Language/Intercultural Studies. Some of his hobbies include reading in a wingback chair, jogging to upbeat jazz, and eating spaghetti. Recently married, Adam and his wife Camilla hope to one day serve as missionaries in China. For the moment, they are seeking to love, serve, and share Jesus with the community God has placed them in.

Favorite Quote: "Finally, from so little sleeping and so much reading, his brain dried up and he went completely out of his mind." - Don Quixote


 Photo of Adam Fleming


Tutor Matching Service


Tutor Matching Service (TMS) is an online tutor list/tutor marketplace that matches students with tutors for both online and in person tutoring sessions in over 150 subjects and standardized test preparation . . . TMS takes care of the scheduling, booking, and payment to allow tutors more time to do what they do best—coaching—and less time worrying about business details.” (TMS press release August 1, 2013)

We have collaborated with TMS for the convenience of our students who either cannot use CIU’s services or would rather have a private tutor. The TMS tutors offer their services on a pay-per-session basis. They set their rates themselves, and clients pay them directly through TMS. We do provide “badges” to those student tutors who have been trained by the Academic Success Center (ASC) at CIU or who have an overall high GPA but these “badges” in no way guarantee the quality of the tutors.  CIU has no oversight over their services and does not make any recommendations regarding their appropriateness to tutor inside the subject areas they have self-selected.

While you should always check out first the many tutoring and academic support services that we offer at no extra charge, the ASC is excited to offer this new partnership with Tutor Matching Service as an additional resource for CIU students!

Click here for the link to TMS

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