Academic Support Services - How Tutoring Works

Student Studying

When you come to the Academic Support Services locations, one in the College Center Building (Puyallup), C170, and the other in the Cascade Building (Fort Steilacoom) - C504, we ask that all students first take a moment to sign in to the tracking system. This can be done manually with either a Student Identification Number or a name, or it can be done easily by scanning the Student Identification Card. It is equally important to sign out of the tracking system when tutoring has been completed. Signing in and out of the tracking system is critical in collecting data in order to recognize patterns and trends so that sufficient staffing of the center is provided.

If seeking Drop-In Tutoring, you may simply let the receptionist know that you need help with your work and then have a seat at any one of the available tables located in the center. Once you are settled and your materials are ready and accessible, you can either set to work until you have a question, or you can signal a tutor who can assist you immediately.

Academic Help is Available

If seeking Subject-Specific Tutoring or Group Tutoring, you will need to consult with the receptionist or the tutoring center director. You may be asked to complete an information card if seeking individualized, one-on-one tutoring so that scheduled compatibility can be considered in identifying a tutor. Group Tutoring will be established at the discretion of the tutoring director based on consensus and mutually agreeable schedules.

Fort Steilacoom

Academic Support Center
Cascade Building - C504
(253) 964-6737


Academic Resource Center
College Center Building - C170
(253) 864-3258

Hours of Operation

Fall, Winter, Spring Hours:
M-Th: 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.
F: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Summer Hours:
M-Th: 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
F: Closed

Sabrina Stevenson
Tutoring Center Manager
253-912-3637 or 253-864-3387