Programs-Academic Development - Carnegie Mellon University

Programs & Services

Academic Coaching

Academic Coaching is a student assistance program that helps students acquire more effective and efficient study skills such as organization, time management and exam preparation. Both group workshops and individual appointments are available.
Learn more about our workshops

Individualized sessions with an Academic Coach are available to students who want more intensive help with study skills than a single workshop can provide. Request an initial consultation


EXCEL Collaborative Learning Groups

excel groupsEXCEL groups meet once weekly throughout the semester. They are comprised of a maximum of six students per group and a trained EXCEL group leader who facilitates collaborative learning. EXCEL groups are formed on an as-needed-basis for the course which they support. There are often multiple groups for any given course.
See which courses are supported with EXCEL and then sign up!


Peer Tutoring

Walk-in Tutoring
Walk-in tutoring is geared primarily towards large introductory courses and offered Sunday through Thursday evenings 8:30pm-11:00pm at select residence halls and other locations on campus during the fall and spring semesters. No appointment is necessary, just walk-in!  Walk-in schedule

Standing Tutoring Appointments
If Walk-in Tutoring is not available for the course you are seeking help in, you can request a Standing Tutoring Appointment by stopping by our office and completing a tutoring request form. We'll do our best to find you a tutor.


Supplemental Instruction (SI)

Supplemental InstructionSI is an academic enrichment program that is offered in traditionally difficult courses. Designed to supplement -- not replace -- class lectures and recitations, SI sessions are interactive and collaborative. SI Leaders hold review sessions twice weekly plus addtional review sessions before each exam.    SI schedule

EXCEL groups are small formal study groups that are available for these courses. Register at

Register for an EXCEL Group

excel group registration