EXCELs developmental tutoring philosophy is to develop the student's self-confidence, academic ability, and personal responsibility by providing individual tutoring that includes assistance with course content and learning skills. EXCEL students are eligible for one-on-one weekly tutoring in selected courses in Business, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Math, Statistics, Philosophy, Physics, and Writing. WST Preparation and Computer Skills are only provided in a group tutoring format. The tutoring session is one hour per week and is free of cost for EXCEL students!

To request tutoring, EXCEL students can call the EXCEL office, 510-885-3722, to schedule a 30 minute appointment with the Learning Skills Coordinator, Veronica Fong. Scheduling starts on the first day of the semester that the EXCEL student wants to receive tutoring. The last day to request an EXCEL tutor is CSU East Bays withdrawal deadline of that semester. 

Another on-campus tutoring resource is Student Center for Academic Achievement (SCAA) located on the 2nd floor of the University Library, UM 3133. SCAA provides drop-in tutoring for math, writing and statistics as well as weekly and one time appointments for math and writing. They also provide eTutoring which is online tutoring for a variety of subjects. The Online Writing Lab (OWL) is available to submit writing assignments online and receive tutor feedback via email. Contact SCAA for more information at 510-885-3674 or scaa@csueastbay.edu.

EXCEL and SCAA also provide academic success workshops such as note taking, time management and writing a personal statement. Past EXCEL workshop presentations and learning resources are also available on CSUEB Blackboard. SCAA has online learning resources for academic success.

EXCEL tutors are mainly undergraduate/graduate students who have excelled in their coursework. If you are interested in becoming a tutor for the EXCEL program, please check out the following requirements:

  • B grade or better in the subjects above
  • Overall CSUEB GPA of 3.0 or above
  • Patient and teachable
  • Have very good verbal and interpersonal skills
  • Be willing to work 5-10 hours per week

The salary is $15.00 per hour. If you meet the above requirements, fill out the tutor application. For every subject you want to tutor, you would need one professor to complete the letter of recommendation. For example, if you want to tutor a number of classes in the subject of chemistry, you would need one chemistry professor to complete the letter of recommendation. Then submit your application, letter of recommendation(s) and unofficial transcripts to the EXCEL office in SF 202. Application materials will be reviewed when there is a need for a tutor in a particular subject.