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The Academic Center for Excellence (ACE)

Private   Appointment   Program

To schedule an appointment students will need to visit our office in person (ENG. 102) or call our office at (406) 496-4418 to make an appointment.

Private Appointments are free tutoring sessions that happen on a recurring basis (a semester long commitment).

These small group sessions include a tutor and up to three students from the same course. Preference is given to students with GPAs below 3.0. A student may schedule one appointment per course (2 appointments max) each week until the end of the semester (the schedule you set up will be the same schedule you use through the remainder of the semester). These appointments are up to 50 minutes in length and are granted upon availability. Students are encouraged to sign up early as appointments are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Students should understand these tutoring sessions are meant to clarify information presented in class and to help the student with problem areas. These sessions are not to take the place of regular classroom attendance.

Private appointments differ from drop-in tutoring sessions in several ways. The tutor will build a rapport with the student over an entire semester and will get to know the student’s study habits, testing strategies, and overall abilities. This will assist the tutor in being able to predict what the student might need to work on over the long-term. Overall, the experience with private appointments will be a more in-depth tutoring situation.

Private appointments are available for a number of subjects, many of which might not be offered during drop-in tutoring. In addition to receiving help with specific subjects, ACE also provides assistance with study skills.*

*A study skills/learning strategies improvement program is free to all Montana Tech students. Students may work individually with an academic coach or participate in workshops covering a variety of topics.