Published: Sept. 7, 2021

With midterms on the horizon, there are places for you to go for clarification, ask questions and seek help. Here’s a list of free resources for the semester ahead.

stressed out student bites pencil while looking at laptop computerAcademic Success and Achievement Program

The Academic Success and Achievement Program (ASAP) offers free peer-tutoring support as well as one-on-one drop-in sessions to students living on campus and first-year commuting students. ASAP provides tutoring on a weekly basis throughout the semester. 

ASAP will have in-person and virtual tutoring sessions for the fall semester.  You can sign up for sessions by downloading the Penji app.

Student Academic Success Center

The Student Academic Success Center (SASC) is a multicultural academic learning community, serving low-income and first-generation college students. SASC offers:

  • Academic skills development
  • Math and writing courses
  • Supplementary instruction
  • Graduate research opportunities

Peer-to-peer academic tutors through the Learning Mentors Program are available to students participating in SASC learning communities. 

The Writing Center

Do you sometimes suffer from writer’s block? Do you know how to cite your sources? No matter your academic field or writing level, the Writing Center can help you:

  • Discover effective writing techniques.
  • Eliminate writer’s block and procrastination.
  • Strengthen revision and self-editing skills.
  • Learn proper citation to avoid unintentional plagiarism.

Use the Writing Center at any point in your writing process, from figuring out how to start through your final draft. You can also opt for a session with a writing consultant to receive verbal or written feedback on your work.

Academic resources

University Libraries

University Libraries at CU Boulder offer a massive collection of academic resources. University Libraries services include:

Stay up to date on University Libraries services, as well as their official open hours for the fall semester.

Mathematics Academic Resource Center

The Mathematics Academic Resource Center (MARC) is a free service provided by the Department of Mathematics. MARC tutors are able to assist in all lower-division mathematics courses, as well as many upper-division courses.

Tutoring sessions will take place in person and some virtually. To access a tutor virtually, log in to Zoom with your IdentiKey. Once you select an available tutor, you will be taken to their Zoom meeting waiting room and they should be with you shortly. If you are not taken to a waiting room, try a different tutor.

Make sure to review the fall semester tutoring schedule to find a tutor and get the help you need.

CU Boulder Tutoring Resources website

No matter what you are studying or the college you are in, you can find additional tutoring services that can help you. Visit the CU Boulder tutoring resources website to learn about other options. Be aware that some services are specific to certain classes, departments or groups of students.

Office hours

Faculty members make time during the week to be available for students outside of the classroom. Office hours allow you to meet one-on-one with your professor to ask questions or express concerns. Review your syllabus to find information about your professor’s office hours or check with your instructors about virtual meeting options.

In case you missed it, here are some tips on maximizing your professor’s office hours.