Mathematics, Reading and Writing Skills Lab
The CARS Skills Labs provides tutoring service in mathematics, reading, and writing. The Skills Lab provides tutoring services primarily to freshman students needing basic skills support but is open to all students. Tutoring supplements classroom instruction and creates more time for students by providing study sessions and reviews of classroom lessons. The Skills Lab is a place for studying and improving classroom skills and competencies. Tutoring is provided through staff and trained peer tutors.
The Skills Lab is staffed by a coordinator who oversees and supports student tutors who are trained to build relationships with clients and to help students seeking assistance to gain confidence while refining their skills in mathematics, reading and writing in addition to a math coach and interventionist. Tutors also partner with classroom teachers to reinforce lessons. Students enrolled in core curriculum and mathematics-based courses are required to complete lab hours each semester. CARS partners with all three schools to hire upper-division students who are capable, knowledgeable, trustworthy, and friendly as lab tutors.
Tutoring services are free, and the lab hours are 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. The Skills Labs are located in Rooms 101, 102 and 116 in Sarah A. Blocker Hall.