CSA Tutoring Service Guidelines and Policies

In order to request tutoring for one of our approved courses, students must make an appointment with an advising dean, who can request a tutor on their behalf. After the request has been received, students will recieve an email from csatutoring@columbia.edu informing them on the status of their request, and (if applicable), instructions on how to sign-up for a tutoring session. If the request has been approved, students will also receive a separate email with a username and password for the online scheduling system.

Please read the following rules and guidelines for the CSA Tutoring Service

  • Tutoring sessions will be held in pairs.
  • Students may sign up for tutoring for up to two hours per week per course approved.
  • Students may be approved for tutoring in up to three courses.
  • Students may sign up for tutoring with any tutor that is listed under their approved course, and may sign up for tutoring each week if they wish to do so.
  • Students may make appointments seven days in advance, and up to 6 hours before the scheduled start time.
  • Students can cancel their session up to 6 hours before the scheduled start time.
  • Students who miss more than two sessions will no longer be able to sign-up for tutoring.
  • Students may not sign up for tutoring in courses that were not requested and approved by the CSA Tutoring service.
  • Students should come to the tutoring session prepared with all relevant course materials (textbook, lecture notes, syllabus etc.) and with specific questions for their tutor.
  • Tutoring sessions begin during the third week of class, and end on the last day of class.
  • There is no tutoring during university holidays or breaks.
  • The CSA Tutoring service forbids tutors and students from working on homework or assigned problems during the tutoring session, since this would be a violation of academic integrity guidelines and standards.

James H. and Christine Turk Berick Center for Student Advising


403 Alfred Lerner Hall
2920 Broadway
New York, NY 10027

Call: (212) 854-6378

Fax: (212) 854-2458

9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

An Advisor of the Day is available by phone or in person Monday–Friday 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.