CASA: building success

The Center for Academic Success and Advising (CASA) can help you achieve your goals.

This University wishes for you to reach your full potential. Asking for help is not a sign of weakness, but rather an ambitious path to a good grade. Many traditionally difficult classes such as  Principles of Chemistry offer supplemental instructors (SI). Sessions with SI leaders can aid you in learning difficult concepts and problems.

Math tutoring functions as a walk-in service where multiple students may be helped at one table. Writing tutors require you to make an appointment with them for a half hour one-on-one session.

According to Academic Success Coordinator Ally Chisholm, you should feel free to try different tutors and see who best fits your learning style.

CASA serves as an advising center as well. Thinking about changing majors? The advisors are always willing to talk to you and help you with your academic career and your future. Undeclared majors may discuss their interests with an advisor and narrow down their choice for a major.

You may be unaware that CASA also has a program for students with disabilities. Note takers are carefully selected to ensure good quality notes.

Sometimes, having the material taught by someone other than the professor makes it click and finally make sense. Practice improves proficiency. We all have that friend who offers to help us with a class. This may work out. But, the tutors have years of experience in the subject and offer their expertise.

Take a few minutes to explain exactly what you need help on – the tutors cannot read your mind. And think of learning an instrument. You can’t become good at the clarinet without the help of an instructor. But with help, the squeaky noises will turn into beautiful sounds from the woodwind. Same with classes. Believing in yourself and hours of studying pay off.

And everybody starts as a beginner. Tutors not only provide lots of help, but can provide study tips and more examples to assist your learning. FSU offers the opportunity to excel in a variety of courses.

Located at the annex of Peirce Hall, tutoring hours are Monday – Thursday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., and Sunday 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Make use of this awesome center – your tuition already pays for it!

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