Welcome to the Center for Student Achievement!
The Center for Student Achievement will be providing tutoring and writing support through Brainfuse. We will resume support with Penn State Tutors, Writing Consultants, and Success Coaches in Fall 2022. Please watch the video below for information on how to make an appointment with a Tutor, Writing Consultant, or Success Coach in Starfish.
Meet with one of our tutors for help in a specific subject. We can help you understand content that seems challenging, review for quizzes and exams, and review assignments, quizzes, exams, and projects that you have already submitted. We cannot help you complete homework assignments, but we can help you work on similar problems or concepts.
We can help you with any stage of the writing process from deciding on a topic to proofreading a "finished" paper for purposes of reaching clarity. A writing consultation is very much a conversation between you and your consultant. We will ask you to communicate the ideas you wish to convey and will help you determine if the paper you are writing adequately addresses the assignment.
Online Writing Lab
Do you have a paper to write but need some help with grammar or citations? Do you have a paper written but need help with revisions?
The OWL is Penn State Abington's 24/7 free writing resource.
Study Skills Specialists
Would you like to strengthen your academic abilities or set achievable goals for the semester? Meet with one of our Study Skills Specialists for help with time-management, study skills, organizational techniques, reading comprehension, goal-setting, note-taking, and test-taking techniques.
For help in any of these areas, log on to starfish.psu.edu and follow the instructions within the box that addresses your concerns.
Online Tutoring with Brainfuse
Penn State Abington has teamed up with Brainfuse to provide on-line tutoring options for our students when we one of our campus tutors in not available.
Brainfuse is one of the nation’s leading online tutoring providers, serving a diversified client base of libraries, school districts and colleges/universities for over 18 years.
With Brainfuse, users receive real-time tutoring from instructors via our proprietary online classroom. Students are offered live tutor access for homework help, skills building and test preparation where after taking a quiz, the user can connect directly to a live tutor from the test center.
To access Brainfuse, click here.
All positions for peer tutors or professional tutors will be posted on https://psu.jobs/ as positions become available.