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

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

Your Tutors

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.

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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)
 *New instructions for cancellations/no-shows (as of 7/1/18):
  • Students are permitted to cancel a previously scheduled appointment up to 2 hours prior. After that, students will be considered a no-show.
  • Students will be charged $5 for each no-show.
  • Students may earn back a $5 no-show fee at the end of the semester by keeping 5 appointments in the semester. Appeals may be made by email to the during the last 5 days of the semester.

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

Aja Gaulden

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Aja Gaulden is a Media Arts major at CIU from Newberry, SC.  In her spare time, Aja likes to draw, write, and read equally too many books as much as she loves to watch too many films.  Aja also enjoys encouraging people in her community to broaden their horizons through literacy and art.  She looks forward to someday publishing her own comics among other adventures God may lead her through.  

Favorite Quote (or at least one of many):  "Young man--young man--your arms are too short to box with God."  - James Weldon Johnson, "The Prodigal Son," God's Trombones

Bailey Warren

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Bailey is a Junior English major from Fayetteville, North Carolina. She enjoys dancing, writing, laughing and drinking coffee. She plans to become an English teacher after graduation and would love to eventually publish her writing. She is excited to be serving alongside the other tutors in the ASC and would love to meet with you!


Favorite Quote:

"The deepest spiritual lessons are not learned by his letting us have our way in the end, but by His making us wait, bearing with us in love and patience until we are able to honestly pray what he taught his disciples to pray: Thy will be done.” Elizabeth Elliot

Ruth Weaver

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Anna Tompkins

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 Anna Tompkins 

Anna is a Bible teaching major with a minor in English. She is from New Mexico, and her favorite animal is an alligator. In her spare time, she enjoys reading novels and discussing them with anyone she can find. This year, Anna is excited to find new ways to invest in the CIU community, and she looks forward to meeting new people through tutoring. She hopes to one day teach Bible in a Christian school.

Favorite quote: “Why was it given to one man to have his pain transmuted into gladness? Why was it given to one man to have such an awareness of God? And might not another, having no such awareness, live with pain that never ended?”  Cry, the Beloved Country (309) by Alan Paton

Wilson Patterson

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Wilson Patterson

is a Sophomore Business major from Hickory, North Carolina. When he's not busy working at the Library Service Desk, tutoring, or studying in the library (he spends most of his time in the library) he enjoys reading, playing disc golf, and having conversations with his friends. He hopes to one day know what he wants to do and enjoys the opportunity to learn what those around him are pursuing. 

Favorite Quote -  "Life has many good things. The problem is that most of these good things can be gotten only by sacrificing other good things. We all recognize this in our daily lives. It is only in politics that this simple, common sense fact is routinely ignored." - Thomas Sowell 

Andrew Crutchfield

Andrew Crutchfield . . . 

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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