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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.

Watch this video on how to access CSN CAS Tutors/Learning Assistants on Smarthinking.

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:

  • 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:

  • 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
Watch a video about CAS at this link. Click here to see more videos on the CAS YouTube channel.

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.