Established in 2013, the Student Success Center (SSC) offers Johns Hopkins Carey Business School students free online and campus-based individual and group tutoring appointments with trained and certified peer and professional tutors on writing, presentations and in math-based courses. Writing tutors work with students on writing assignments, presentations, and at any stage of the writing process. Quantitative tutors work with students on math concepts and problem solving skills in a variety of courses and programming tools, such as Excel. The SSC welcomes all enrolled students at the Carey Business School. We do not work with students on non-course materials, nor do we meet with non-Carey students.
We also offer workshops on plagiarism and for writing assignments for specific courses throughout each term. Workshops are designed to provide supplemental academic support and are not a replacement for professor instruction. For quantitative courses, tutors hold exam preparation group appointments, Exam Crams, near final exam time. During Exam Crams, tutors answer student questions on course content and both tutors and students have the opportunity to assist their peers. While Exam Crams are a large group appointment where students are expected to ask engaging content questions, they are not a lecture or comprehensive course overview.
At the beginning of each semester, the SSC offers academic primer and U.S. informational sessions that are designed and taught by Carey faculty. Academic primer sessions provide students with basic knowledge needed to succeed in universally difficult courses, like statistics and accounting. U.S. informational sessions help students understand the legal system, media, and law in the U.S.
The Student Success Center's goals are to help students develop their own writing, reading, analytical, and quantitative abilities and to become skilled readers, writers, and critical thinkers of their own work in both academic and professional settings. Although tutors can help students identify and correct certain patterns of error, we do not edit, proofread, complete homework assignments or take home exams, or write/re-write papers. Nor do we offer intensive or comprehensive instruction in the rudiments of English or in math-based courses.
To learn more about our policies and what to expect during an appointment, including what to bring, please see the policies page.
Locations and hours
The Student Success Center has locations in D.C., Baltimore, and Online. Nearly all services are offered at all locations. Hours vary based on campus and are subject to change. To view daily tutoring hours, please view the following schedules:
Baltimore, Harbor East
100 International Drive Baltimore, MD 21202
Rooms 534 & 535
1717 Massachusetts Ave, Washington D.C. 20036
Access our Zoom online tutoring sessions below:
See the schedules below for workshops, primers, U.S. informational sessions, and Exam Crams. Make sure to be familiar with policies prior to scheduling, as you are expected to be on time and come prepared.
For detailed scheduling instructions, please review our guide. Writing appointments are scheduled in 30-minute increments and quantitative appointments are scheduled in 60-minute increments. Please arrive on time with the necessary materials. You may also drop by the SSC without an appointment. Because drop-ins are first-come, first-served, we strongly encourage making an appointment. You may drop-in on campus or online, but you are not guaranteed to be seen by a tutor if you do so.