Here to ensure success is within your grasp.

Centers for Academic Success is offering in-person services this Summer 2021,
effective July 1 through July 29.

In-person hours are Monday - Thursday 11am to 4pm.

Visit us on Centers for Academic Success Facebook!

CSN Learning Support

Centers for Academic Success (CAS) provides quality DROP-IN academic assistance to all students enrolled in for-credit courses at CSN.

CSN CAS Tutors are found in Smarthinking, which is accessed through Canvas. To work with CSN tutors in Smarthinking choose “Work with a Tutor or Career Coach” and then choose your subject of choice with “CSN” in the subject title.

If you don’t have time for a live session you may choose “Submit a Question” to drop off a question and a tutor will respond to it as soon as possible.

How to access CSN CAS Tutors/Learning Assistants on Smarthinking (Youtube).

Academic learning support includes assistance with learning strategies, Canvas, Smarthinking online tutoring, Microsoft Office, reading, writing, oral presentations, math, and science. CAS tutors also provide support to study groups and assistance for placement test preparation in reading, writing, and math.

CAS is open Monday through Sunday to be more accessible to all students.

CAS Hours
Days of the WeekHours
Monday - Thursday 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Friday - Sunday 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Smarthinking tutors are available 24/7.

CSN Embedded Tutors/Learning Assistants and Supplemental Instruction (SI) Leaders are using the web conferencing feature in Canvas to hold study sessions. CAS Staff inform students through Canvas of when and how to access services.

Please contact us at one of our offices during times when classes are in session

Contact CAS
Office Location Phone Number
Charleston Centers 702-651-5732
North Las Vegas Learning Commons 702-651-4232
Henderson Learning Commons 702-651-3125

*Students will receive notification when on-ground tutoring services resume.

Access Online Tutoring/Learning Support Through Smarthinking

Important Instructions for Online Tutoring and learning Support with Smarthinking Accessed Via Canvas

The Successful Student: Creates goals, Makes school a priority, Finds balance, Takes responsibility for their learning, Develops a study plan ,Attends class, Participates, Talks to their teachers, Uses family and friends for support, Asks for help if needed.

Become a Tutor!


Submit a Tutor application via Workday.

Qualifications of Tutor Applicants:

  • Have at least 12 hours of undergraduate work with an earned overall college grade point average of at least 3.0.
  • Have earned B or higher in the subject applying to tutor.
  • Demonstrate during the interview good communication and interpersonal skills, along with the ability to work with students from varied backgrounds and skill levels.
  • Having previous tutorial experience in subject matter is a definite plus.
  • Provide a recommendation from a faculty member that teaches the subject you wish to tutor.
  • The maximum amount of hours a tutor can work in the centers is 20 hours per week. If you are also employed at another department at CSN or any other NSHE Institution, your hours will be combined and you cannot exceed 29 hours at both locations per week.

Tutor Application Process:

  1. Submit your application via Workday. Visit CSN's listings on Workday. On the search bar enter tutor and select Part-time Tutor/Learning Assistant. There should be a position for each of our three main campuses. Make sure to submit the application to the campus where you prefer to work. If you would like to work at more than one location submit your application to the campus where you believe you will be working the most (i.e. your main location).
  2. Obtain a set of official or unofficial transcripts and a completed Faculty reference.
  3. Submit the completed application (application, reference, and transcripts) via workday. You can submit multiple documents under the Resume/CV portion of the application.
  4. Once we have received the completed application, your information will be sent to that department(s) of the subject(s) you are requesting to tutor.  You may be required to interview and/or test with that department in order to be approved for that subject(s)
  5. Once the subject(s) have been approved and an opening is available, you will be interviewed by Centers for Academic Success.
  6. Shortly thereafter, you will be notified regarding potential employment.

Submitting your application does not guarantee a position in our department.  Hiring is based on available openings and outcome of the hiring process.  Incomplete applications will be kept in the system for one year and then deleted for confidential reasons.


Once hired, tutors are required to undergo training that provides knowledge and practical skills necessary to become an effective tutor. The tutor will need to complete list of departmental trainings prior to the first tutoring assignment. Ongoing professional development training is offered and required throughout employment with the Centers for Academic Success.