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Center for Academic Success & Tutoring

About Us

The Center for Academic Success & Tutoring (CAST) offers Tutoring ServicesSupplemental Instruction and learning support to Montclair State students in collaboration with academic and administrative departments, as well as the Assessment of freshmen and some transfer students for course placement.

  • Enhance student academic experience and success by providing appropriate assessment and fostering active learning.
  • Provide comprehensive learning support programs to encourage academic excellence and help students acquire skills to become independent learners.
  • Offer a cohesive system of evaluation that incorporates placement into English reading, writing and mathematics employing multiple criteria to meet the needs of the University for optimal assessment; serve as an efficient proctoring site for internal and external testing.

CAST Tutoring, Supplemental Instruction and Workshops Available Online!


As part of the ongoing effort to coordinate academic services for students, the Center for Academic Success & Tutoring is proud to offer tutoring through the Navigate platform!

Follow the steps below to set up a tutoring appointment:

  • Search for Navigate on the homepage and log into Navigate with your NetID and Password.
  • Click on the blue “Make an appointment” button on the right-hand side of the web page.
  • From the first drop down menu, please select the “Academic Support” option.
  • On the next drop down menu, select the service type (course specific tutoring, general subject tutoring, academic coaching, etc.). Information about the service types can be found below.
    • If you have trouble finding a “Course Specific” tutor for your class, please go back to service type and select the “General” tutoring for that content area and provide an detailed description including the course title for the appointment you are looking for. For assistance in scheduling please complete the Tutoring Course Request Form and a staff member will assist in pairing you with the appropriate tutor.

Quick Guide to Service Types

What Service Type is best for you?

Service Type Description Best for Example
Course Specific Tutoring Match a tutor to a specific class Appointments and popular classes. First choice for content specific support. You take BIOL 112 and select the class to see which tutors have also taken BIOL 112 and can help
General Subject Tutoring Select a tutor in a content area who may not have taken the class but has knowledge surrounding the content. Students looking for appointments who cannot find a course specific tutor, wants a tutor faster and knows details of what they are looking for help with. You are in HIST 118 and need help writing an essay. You do not see a HIST 118 course specific tutors,so you can select a general writing tutor and describe your needs for an appointment.
Supplemental Instruction Walk-in,content-based support with a tutor directly connected to your class. Students not looking for appointments and either have a quick question or want to stay and review for the full session. You are in MATH 112 and had a tutor attend your class and want to ask a question about a problem discussed in class.
Academic Coaching A meeting with a tutor trained to tutor success skills rather than course content. Students struggle with things like time management, studying and more. This is often a good starting point if you don’t know where to start but are not doing as well as you hoped. You are looking for new study habits to improve your test performance or want to learn how to mange your time more efficiently for all your classes.
  • Once the appropriate content area or subject is selected you can then select a specific tutor or choose all available times.
  • Select a time that matches your schedule and complete the appointment form providing detailed information on what you would like to meet with the tutor about. Please be as specific as possible so the tutor may prepare for your appointment.

Once you complete the steps above, you will receive a confirmation for the tutoring appointment which will include a Zoom link. Please sign into the appointment using the Zoom link 5 minutes before the start of your appointment. Once you sign in you will be in a Zoom waiting room and your tutor will let you into the meeting.

If you have any questions, please call 973-655-5425, email, or speak to someone instantly during business hours via live chat!

Supplemental Instruction:

During the Spring 2021 semester Supplemental Group Tutoring hours can also be found as drop in time on Navigate.This can be accessed by clicking “Drop In” on the right hand side from the appointment page. Our full Supplemental Instruction Schedule can be also be found by accessing the following document: Supplemental Instruction Schedule you may need to log into your Montclair State University google account to view the document.


Issues Accessing Your Account?

Students who are over 15 minutes late to a meeting or miss their session twice within 30 days are marked as a NO SHOW and will be unable to schedule tutoring appointments. If you receive an unexpected notice of “Sorry! There are no availabilities supporting the scheduling of Appointments at this time.” this is likely the cause. Please reach out to CAST support to discuss the missed sessions or wait 30 days from the last missed session for your counter to be rest.

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