Welcome to CARP

The Campus Academic Resource Program (CARP) is a component of the Division of Undergraduate Studies (DUS) Tutoring Services. CARP is a free tutorial and academic support program at San Francisco State University (SF State), open to all SF State undergraduate students.

If you would like tutoring, please either call the Tutorial Lab at (415) 405-0971 or stop by HSS 344 during our tutoring hours, Monday-Thursday between 4:00PM-8:00PM and Friday between 11:00AM-2:00PM.

Academic and Institutional Research for LAC and CARP

The Office of Academic and Institutional Research (AIR) conducted a study in November 2014 that analyzed the impact that the LAC and CARP had on SF State student grades in a number of mathematics and writing courses. The study focused on a sample of students who had similar SAT scores for the math and/or verbal sections. Within this sample of students, the Office of AIR compared the mean grades of students who received tutoring in comparison to the grades of students who did not receive tutoring. The Office of AIR found that there was a lack of statistically significant differences between the mean grades for students who received tutoring and the mean grades for students who did not receive tutoring. Based on these results, the Office of AIR indicated that the LAC and CARP had a successful impact on student grades.

Tutoring services at SF State: Testing the impact of LAC and CARP on student grades(PDF)Opens in a new window


"My tutor really helped me develop my thesis further and narrow my scope. They asked the appropriate questions in order to get my writing flow going."

-History student

"I appreciated the Writing Fellow’s opinions and suggestions regarding assignment evaluation. They were available for students during class activities and was very approachable. They were helpful in discussing specific student issues, allowing me to explore ways to better assist students."

-Hospitality and Tourism Management 531 instructor

"CARP is a really great service. I want to excel in my classes and get great results. CARP has been able to help me achieve all my objectives. This is one of the best services at SFSU."

-Accounting student

"My tutor was the most helpful with the writing process. They gave me a great structure to follow to be a better writer, and explain my ideas to the reader more easily and thoroughly."

-Business student

"When I first came into CARP I had no idea what was going on in MATH 227, but now I figure out problems and I volunteer in class to answer questions."

-Physiology student