The Center for Academic Achievement (CFAA) at East Tennessee State University is a one-stop shop to help students be academically successful in college. The CFAA is home to three free academic support programs:
The Tutoring Center
Supplemental Instruction (SI)
The Tutoring Center
The tutoring center provides individual assistance with many courses and subject areas. Students may choose if they want to meet face-to-face on campus or virtually via Zoom. Help is available for:
- Writing Consultations
- Research papers, essays, discussion boards, and other written assignments
- Graduate level projects including theses and dissertations
- English Language Learners/English as a Second Language
- Lab Reports
- Personal Statements and Admissions Essays
Most general education core courses
- College success skills
- Time management
- Note Taking
- Effective Study Strategies
- Active Reading
- D2L Navigation
Most tutoring takes place by appointments scheduled through Navigate, but walk-ins are accepted if tutors are available. Visit our individual tutoring page for detailed information about tutoring. To make scheduling easy, scan the QR code below to download the Navigate app.
Supplemental Instruction (SI) is a form of structured group study that helps students achieve academic success by integrating “what to learn” with “how to learn” in historically difficult courses. SI consists of regularly scheduled, voluntary, out-of-class group study sessions that focus on active learning, interaction, and collaboration to ensure maximum learning, comprehension, and retention of material. Sessions are facilitated by trained peer leaders (SI leaders) who have already taken the course and performed well.
Data at ETSU shows that students who attend SI earn higher course grades than students who do not attend. To learn more about SI and to see our current SI schedules and SI leaders, visit our SI page.
Academic Coaching gives students an opportunity to become a VIB (Very Important Buccaneer)! VIBs are paired with academic coaches who will meet weekly with students to provide support and tips on everything from transitioning to ETSU to being successful inside the classroom. Coaches help students develop the skills they need to be academically successful while increasing students' confidence and motivation. Academic coaching is for everyone as we all benefit from having a peer who can help answer our questions and help troubleshoot issues as they arise. Additionally, students who participate in coaching receive access to perks and exclusive events.
Visit our Academic Coaching page to learn more or sign up today.
Summer 2023 CFAA Hours of Operation
Monday - Thursday
12:00pm - 6:00pm
Just call (423-439-7111) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org). Our front desk is staffed during our normal hours of operation, so you can also stop by the tutoring center on the first floor of the Sherrod Library in room 144.
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