Can I participate in tutoring online as a UA student at the Capstone Center for Student Success? 

Yes!  We offer tutoring online to Distance Learning students, and work with students who for specific reasons cannot attend our other tutoring services, on a case-by-case basis. 

How do I request online tutoring? 

Make your request using the following link. You will login to the request form using your mybama credentials. Request an Online Tutoring Session 

Can I receive tutoring assistance for a course I plan to take or am taking at another institution?

To participate in UA tutoring, you need to be enrolled at UA in the course for which you are being tutored.

What should I do if I need tutoring for a course that is not listed on the CCSS Learning Commons website?

At the Learning Commons, we want to help you improve your academic performance! We offer peer tutoring in many subjects.  See our current tutoring schedule. If you need help in a course not listed, please call 205-348-8303 or email There may be other options for you. 

How will I connect with a CCSS staff for an online appointment?

The Capstone Center for Student Success uses Zoom to connect with students for online tutoring appointments. Students are encouraged to have a microphone and camera.

What should I expect when I request online tutoring at the Learning Commons?

  • Please allow us a minimum of 48 hours to respond to your request.  We have several offerings online. The Learning Commons is not open on weekends. Requests made on a Friday may not receive a response until Tuesday.
  • The peer tutor assisting you wants to see you succeed. Before your tutoring session please review your course materials and come prepared with your questions. Your tutor may offer constructive feedback, share strategies that have worked for them or for other students, and ask questions about your understanding of the material.
  • Peer tutors will not assist with graded assignments or homework. Our goal is to help you learn key concepts in your course material and offer you study skills and strategies you can use when studying on your own.

Is there a cost for services offered by the Capstone Center for Student Success?

Programs and services offered by the Capstone Center for Student Success are free of charge to currently enrolled students.

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