The Campus Academic Resource Program (CARP) provides critical academic support services and evening tutorial opportunities for all undergraduate students at San Francisco State (SF State), placing special emphasis on first generation and underrepresented student success. While collaborating with SF State faculty to extend their teachings beyond the classroom, CARP student staff members apply administrative, organizational, and critical thinking skills that will be essential for success in their academic and professional endeavors.
As a component of the Division of Undergraduate Education and Academic Planning (DUEAP) Tutoring Services, CARP has been providing tutorial and academic support services for the student population of SF State since 1998 by:
- Placing a special emphasis on underrepresented and first generation students, and on students impacted by Executive Order 665.
- Offering evening and summer academic support.
- Directing both one-on-one and group tutorial sessions to accommodate students’ individual learning needs and styles.
- Developing and facilitating in-class, study skills, content-based, and peer response workshops.
- Collaborating with a variety of SF State programs and departments to provide tailored services for a wide range of students such as the Fellowship Program and Helpful Handouts.
CARP has a unique design unlike most academic support programs at SF State. With the exception of the Senior Program Coordinator, our administrative staff, coordinators, receptionists, and tutors:
- Currently attend SF State as graduate or undergraduate students.
- Complete a rigorous hiring and screening process, and an initial two-week training program, which includes attending an orientation, participating in workshops, observing veteran tutors, and completing mock tutorial sessions.
- Participate in our on-going training program, which includes completing staff development projects, creating helpful handouts, continuing to observe fellow tutors, and facilitating workshops and specialized tutorial sessions.
- Routinely meet with SF State administration, faculty, and staff in order to elucidate CARP’s philosophy and method, and to collaborate on the need for specialized academic support for their students in class and at the tutorial center.