Peer Tutoring Program

The Academic Success Center peer tutors provide academic support to CIU students through one-n-one or online appointments. Tutoring services are offered during the fall and spring semesters with the occasional summer support. Peer tutors are hired to help students with specific courses, such as writing, math, and other courses. Peers tutors and faculty recommend future tutors. They participate in training sponsored by the Academic Success Center.

Want to schedule a tutoring appointment?

Click here and then click on "Reserve a 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.


New as of 5/6/19:
Tutors will be available:
  • for specific areas of expertise
  • by appointment only
Also new as of 5/6/19:
Students will need to book their appointment at least 4 hours in advance. No-shows will be charged a $5 fee (per 1/2 hour session).
  • 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.

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

Ruth Weaver

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Ruth is a sophomore Psychology and Bible major. Although most recently from Birmingham, Alabama, Ruth lived as a missionary kid in the Philippines for ten years. She enjoys spending time with friends, watching sunsets, and writing poetry.

Ruth becomes excited when she can help others see how their story has purpose. After college, she hopes to be in a full-time ministry or a career where she can use her passion for discipleship and serving the community.  

A favorite quote: “Normality is a paved road: it’s comfortable to walk but no flowers grow on it.” -Vincent Van Gogh




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