Academic Development - Carnegie Mellon University

Welcome to Academic Development!

We pride ourselves on helping you get the most out of your academic efforts while creating a positive learning experience. We offer a wide variety of free support services including

We also publish a series of study skills pamphlets called Fast Facts and Freshmen Fast Facts that provide useful tips and strategies.

News and Announcements

Walk-in tutoring is not offered during the summer session, however, a limited number of weekly standing tutoring appointments are available. Stop by the Academic Development office to submit a tutor request form.

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hours of operation

8:30am to 5:00pm

Closed Sat. & Sun.


Fall 2014 schedules will be posted August 29

» Walk-in Schedule

» SI Schedule

» Workshop Schedule

courses we support

Wondering what types of support we offer for your course? Check out our service matrix and see what's available!

Outstanding SI Leader of the Year Award

Supplemental Instruction LogoCharles Swanson, a senior computer science major, was recently chosen by the International Center for Supplemental Instruction at the University of Missouri-Kansas City to receive one of two Outstanding Supplemental Instruction (SI) Leader awards. The award recognizes the contributions Swanson has made to Carnegie Mellon community through his six semesters as an EXCEL Group leader and four semesters as the student supervisor of the SI & EXCEL Programs.
Swanson is also head course assistant for the fundamentals of programming course for the Computer Science Department, where he oversees 36 teaching assistants. The award letter stated that the recognition honors the “extraordinary commitment Charlie has made to SI and the positive success he has created in your program.” He will receive his award at the International Conference on SI in May as well as present on his experiences and best practices as a leader.