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Help with Your Courses

Gettin help with your courses at the Academic Success Center at Clemson University, Clemson SC

Help with your courses comes in many forms.  If you have a question and want drop-in course support, see the tutors.  PAL sessions offer collaborative study sessions twice weekly for selected difficult courses.  MATHLab provides space and support if you want to study your math homework with others.


Free drop-in tutoring is offered for more than 100 undergraduate courses. Tutoring sessions are facilitated by trained peer-tutors.

Peer-Assisted Learning (PAL)

Free peer-assisted learning (PAL) sessions are offered twice a week for historically difficult undergraduate courses. PAL sessions are 80-minute small group learning sessions that are linked to a specific section of a course. More than 350 hours of PAL sessions are offered each week.

Clemson MATHLab

The MATHLab is available for students enrolled in MATH 1020/2070 or 1040/1050/1060/1070/1080 Mondays through Thursdays from 12:00 to 4:30 p.m. in the ASC 1st Floor Orange Tutor Zone.

The purpose of the MATHLab is to provide a place to which students can come to study and work together on homework and practice problems with other students enrolled in the same math course.  MATHLab is for students who want to collaborate with other students in a study group environment to further their understanding of the course concepts.  An ASC-trained peer leader is available in the MATH Lab to coach students and facilitate and encourage active learning strategies.  Traditional tutoring is not available in the MathLab

Request for Course Assistance

Sometimes students experience difficulty with a course for which PAL or tutoring sessions are not offered.  If you need assistance and have already verified that your course is not supported by PAL or tutoring, please submit a request for course assistance.

After you submit the completed request form, an ASC staff member will contact you for a follow-up meeting to learn more about your needs. During the meeting, we will explore options with you, including:

  • determining if a current tutor has already completed the course and can assist you
  • assisting you with forming an independent study group
  • connecting you with our learning strategies consultant or one of our academic coaches
  • utilizing other campus resources

Problem-Solving Pencasts

ASC tutors create and post online videos for selected course concepts that students frequently ask about in tutoring sessions.

For questions regarding course support, contact Laurel Whisler, Assistant Director/Coordinator of Course Support Programs.