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Quantitative Academic Support

The Quantitative Academic Support program provides FREE, one-on-one tutoring to American University students in Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science and Physics courses as well as in statistical software such as Excel, Python, R, SAS, SPSS, SQL, and Stata.

Quant Support supports MATH 125-222 and STAT 160-302, STAT-320, STAT-412/612, STAT-413/613, STAT-415/615, and STAT-614. In addition, Quant Support provides Computer Science tutoring in CSC 121, 148/280, and 208/281, Physics tutoring in PHYS 100, 105, 110, 200, 205, and 210, and Statistical Software support in Excel, Python, R, SAS, SPSS, SQL, and Stata.

Where is tutoring held?

  • One-on-one tutoring in Spring 2021 will be held online using the Zoom video conferencing platform.
    • For one-on-one tutoring, students will need to schedule their appointments using WCOnline. When reviewing the Tutor's information, please find "LOCATION" under their email address for the Zoom information for your tutoring session.

What happens in a tutoring session?

  • Tutors will help students learn course concepts, develop study strategies, complete assignments, and study for exams.

Who are the peer tutors?

  • Peer tutors are currently enrolled undergraduate and graduate American University students who have demonstrated mastery in their supported courses and have strong academic skills. They are selected based upon applications, faculty recommendations, and interview.

How can I apply to become a peer tutor?

  • To learn more about the requirements to become a peer tutor, click here.

Expectations for Students

  • Bring all necessary materials with you: paper, pencil, textbook, calculator, charger, etc.
  • Do not bring take-home exams to tutors. 
  • Tutoring is not an alternative to attending class. Tutors will not lecture the material for you. If you miss a class, go to your professor’s office hours.
  • Read and attempt all problems before seeking help from tutors. Read relevant sections of the textbook, review class notes, and consider what strategies might be helpful in solving a given problem. Come up with specific questions for tutors.
  • You are responsible for completing your own work and making sure it is correct. Tutors will answer questions, clarify concepts and procedures, and give guidance when you are stuck, but they will not do your work for you. 
  • Tutors may not be able to answer all questions. See your professor for further guidance. (You are responsible for communicating with your professor; tutors will not email your professor for you or accompany you to office hours.)
  • Do not text or answer phone calls while tutors are helping you. 

For questions about Quantitative Academic Support, please email tutoring@american.edu.

Summer 2021 Hours

For Summer 2021 begins on May 10, 2021.

Sundays: 3:00-9:00pm (EST)
Mondays: 11:00am-9:00pm (EST)
Tuesdays: 11:00am-9:00pm (EST)
Wednesdays: 11:00am-9:00pm (EST)
Thursdays: 11:00am-9:00pm (EST)
Fridays: Closed
Saturdays: Closed

Graduate Student Support

The Quantitative Academic Support program provides FREE, one-on-one tutoring to American University graduate students in the following Mathematics courses, Statistics courses, and softwares:

  • Excel, Python, R, SPSS, SQL, & Stata
  • STAT-612, STAT-613, STAT-614, & STAT-615

WCOnline Tutorial

WCOnline tutorial for students.