Located in the Center for Achievement and Transition Services, CATS Tutoring provides
in-person and online peer-tutoring assistance free of charge for all enrolled students.
Peer Tutors are selected based on faculty recommendation and high grade point averages,
offering assistance in courses previously completed with a B grade or higher.
The CATS Tutoring program is committed to providing no cost, quality academic support
to all Peru State College students. The CATS Tutoring program provides in-person and
online subject-based tutoring and writing assistance. The trained peer-tutoring staff
seeks to foster a collaborative environment, improving course retention and long term
Tutors employed through SSS are current Peru State College students who have met several
eligibility requirements: our tutors have taken the courses they are tutoring, have
demonstrated mastery in the content of those courses, are familiar with the instructors’
expectations, and have been recommended by those same instructors to become tutors.
Tutors also receive yearly training on learning styles, good study habits, problem-solving
skills, and other learning strategies in order to help their peers succeed. In addition,
this training program has been accredited by the College Reading and Learning Association
The specific tutoring availability varies from semester to semester, but the SSS tutoring
service can safely be assumed to offer tutoring for many of the common introductory
courses (i.e. the 100 level courses and high-enrollment 200 level courses). For more
specialized 300 and 400 level courses, it would be best to contact the Student Intervention
Coordinator to check availability.