Center for Academic Excellence (CAE)

The Center for Academic Excellence (CAE) provides curriculum students at Durham Tech with the academic support they need to be successful. CAE tutors and staff strive to do the following:

  • Provide students with an alternative learning environment outside of the classroom for individualized tutoring and small group tutoring sessions.

  • Empower students to be proactive in achieving their academic successes and to challenge them to become independent and critical thinkers by modeling effective examples of clear communication.

  • Collaborate with colleagues inside and outside the CAE to share best practices in tutoring, academic support, and general higher education.

Spring Semester 2021

Make an appointment for online tutoring through Zoom and Upswing.

Book an Appointment with a CAE Tutor

CAE tutors are available to you online via Zoom. View the online hours by subject. We may not be on campus, but we still want to assist you with your online courses. Call 919-694-7084 or email to make an appointment. 

In your email or voicemail, please include your name, phone number, the subject for which you need tutoring, and the days and times you are available. You may also request tutoring using the online request form. Please fill out the information as completely as you can so we can pair you with an appropriate tutor.

NOTE: Students under 18 need permission from a parent or guardian to use our online tutoring services. If you are under 18 and wish to use CAE tutors online or via Upswing, contact us prior to using the services.

Book an Appointment with Upswing

Access Upswing by using the same username and password that you use for Self-Service. Once logged in, use the search box at the top of the Upswing Virtual Learning Platform to search for a tutor in your desired subject. If you have any questions on how to navigate through Upswing, call us at 919-694-7084, or email

Basic Computer Skills Assistance

Have you received/purchased a laptop for your online classes but need help setting it up? Does the thought of submitting online assignments make you nervous? Do you find yourself wondering where you saved your documents on your computer? If you need help with basic computer skills, we will be happy to help! View the online schedule or contact the CAE at 919-694-7084, or email

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