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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

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Frequently Asked Questions

Page address: http://www.mnsu.edu/success/academicsupport/FAQS.html

Does the CAS offer online tutoring?

Yes. All of our tutoring is offered online through Zoom, starting March 30th.  Keep watching our webpage for updates about how to access our Zoom sessions. Our tutoring schedule page will soon contain links to Zoom sessions that will be easy for all students to access.

Where is the CAS located?

The CAS is located in the basement of the Memorial Library, ML 116.  Our office is currently closed due to COVID-19.

Do I need my Mavcard?

You will need to know your StarID when entering Zoom sessions.  Your MavCard is not necessary at this time.  

Can I find the CAS online?

Yes the CAS has a website (http://www.mnsu.edu/success/), a Facebook page (facebook.com/mnsu.success), and a Twitter account (@CAS_MsuMankato).

Why do I need to sign in every time I visit the CAS?

Students are required to check in so that the CAS can keep a record of how many students use the center and for what subjects. Also, if you do not check in for a Writing Center appointment, the system identifies that appointment as "Missed." If you miss or arrive late for two or more appointments, you will be unable to schedule further appointments and can only use the Writing Center on a walk-in basis.

Do I need to make an appointment?

All math, science, and business subjects have "walk-in" Zoom hours. A link or session ID will be provided on our schedule page and students may join sessions without appointments.

Our writing center tutors work 1-on-1, so you must schedule an appointment for writing tutoring. Schedule online appointments here. Also, visit our writing center page for videos that show how to schedule.

What subjects are tutored?

The CAS offers a variety of subjects, including mathematics, statistics, physics, chemistry, biology, accounting, finance, economics, writing, public speaking, and modern languages. Other subjects are available upon request.

What do you need to bring to the tutoring sessions?

Please bring your StarID, course books and notes, and the will to learn.

Are children allowed in the CAS?

Please click here to view our child policy.

Can I get private tutoring?

We cannot guarantee private tutoring for any student in the Math, Science, Business Center. All online writing tutoring is one-on-one.

Can I get help with study skills?

To get help with study skills, contact the CAS to set up an appointment.

How do you hire tutors/what requirements are there to be a tutor?

CAS tutors are MSU students who have a minimum 3.0 GPA and have received A’s in the classes that they tutor.

How can I become a tutor?

You must fill out an application and complete an interview process. See Become a Tutor for more details.

Do you offer online tutoring?

Yes. All of our tutoring is online through Zoom, starting March 30.  Our scheduling page will contain tutoring times as well as Zoom links.

What are the hours for the CAS?

For fall and spring semester, hours are as follows: Monday through Wednesday 9am-7pm, Thursday 9am-5pm, and Friday 9am-1pm. We also offer online evening and weekend hours through our Online Writing Center.

Hours vary in the summer. See the schedule for more details.

Do you offer tutoring for the GRE and teaching licensure exams?

Tutoring for the GRE and teaching licensure exams is available upon request.

What if I have a complaint or a suggestion about the Center for Academic Success?

The Director of the Center for Academic Success would love to hear from you. Please send us an e-mail at academicsuccess@mnsu.edu.