Every year at BYU-Idaho, the Academic Support Centers serve over 10,000 different students from all parts of the university's campus. These students spend an average of 12 hours per semester with individual tutors. The Academic Centers are designed to supplement classroom instruction and help students practice, sharpen, and master essential college skills. Students who come to the Centers begin to understand the difference one-on-one and group tutoring can make in their academic lives through their close contact with peer tutors. This one-on-one teaching and learning experience is part of the core essence of the "Spirit of Ricks."
Tutoring is free for BYU-Idaho students. The tutors and assistants in each of the Learning Centers (Reading, Writing, Math, Tutoring, and Study Skills) are trained and paid by BYU-Idaho. Because of this, all students have equal access and can be confident they will receive qualified, professional help in a relaxed atmosphere. Every semester, about 300 tutors are employed. In addition to the paid tutors, about 100 qualified students volunteer their services as tutors.
So, whether students want to improve their academic reading skills, revise an essay, get help with a specific class, advance their study skills, or ask a math question, they can get the help they need in the Academic Support Centers. We welcome all students and are ready to serve them as they move forward to achieve their academic goals.