Struggling in one of your classes? Want help organizing your life? Looking for some fresh study strategies? Need assistance with your English grammar skills? If so, you have found the right place, and we are here to help.

Support services

Tutoring

Tutors can help you with homework, studying and test-taking for most 100-level and many 200-level classes. Tutoring is a once-weekly semester-long commitment; students will meet with their assigned tutor through the last week of class.

How to request a tutor

The last day to request a tutor for Fall 2017 classes was Friday, November 3 at 5:00 p.m.

If you are in calculus or chemistry classes, help sessions will continue through the last week of the semester.

Drop in Help Sessions:

  • Calc Help: Monday-Thursday 7:00-9:00 p.m. in North Hall 259
  • Chem Help: Monday- Thursday 7:00-9:00 p.m. in the Science Building 202

Deadlines

The first day to request a tutor is typically one week after the semester begins. The last day to request a tutor is typically on the last day to drop a class. Visit the calendar for specific dates and relevant deadlines.

Cost: Tutoring is free for all Calvin students.

Not a current Calvin student? Contact Handshake for instructions on how to post your tutoring request.

Have more questions? Please visit our FAQ page or contact Caitlin Finch, Calvin's tutor coordinator, for more information.

Coaching

We provide a coaching program for students with learning disabilities, attention deficit disorders and other students who benefit from help with time management and study skills. Coaches give suggestions and feedback as well as encouragement on how to manage academics with other areas of life.

The program involves support from coaches (peers) in the areas of:

  • Education and self-advocacy
  • Time management
  • Procrastination
  • Note taking
  • Environment for studying
  • Taking tests
  • General organizational skills

How to request a coach

The last day to request an Academic Coach for Fall 2017 was Friday, November 3 at 5:00 p.m.

Deadlines

The first day to request an Academic Coach is typically one week after the semester begins. The last day to request an Academic Coach is typically on the last day to drop a class. Visit the calendar for specific dates and relevant deadlines

Cost: Coaching is free for all Calvn students.

Have more questions? Try our FAQ page or contact Caitlin Finch.

ESL

We provide English language instruction to international students who need/choose to improve their writing for an American academic audience.

Services

  • Writing classes: ENGL-100 and ENGL-102 are designed for international students who want help with American writing expectations and cultural concerns.
  • Tutoring: Help is provided for most core requirement classes and many other 100- and 200-level courses.
  • Academic counseling
  • Individual help: Students having academic or non-academic concerns regarding their experiences both in and outside of the classroom.

While questions concerning financial aid, visa issues, insurance and health services cannot be directly answered by the academic services staff, we can provide direct referrals to the appropriate staff.

Have more questions? Visit our FAQ page or contact Sara Vander Bie, Calvin's ESL Coordinator.