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The QUEST Center

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Where is the QUEST Center Located?
    • We are located in the Salem Library on the 1st floor.
    • If you are unable to make it to the 1st floor of the Library, please contact the QUEST Center (quest@salem.edu) prior to your intended visit so that we can try to accommodate you on the ground floor.
  • What the acronym QUEST stand for?
    • QUEST is an acronym for Quantitative Enrichment, Science and Technology for the 21st Century.
  • What services does QUEST provide?
    • Each semester, we offer free walk-in peer tutoring in for many courses that require quantitative and scientific reasoning and technology.  We can also help with the GMAT, GRE, Praxis and Pearson tests.

    • In addition, our Resources page also contains many off-site links and documents that you may find helpful in your studies.

    • For access to course reserves, research guides,  databases, journals, interlibrary loans,  please visit the Salem Library.

    • For help with writing papers, please visit the Salem College Writing Center to make an appointment, and for help with Spanish, please email the Department Chair of Modern Foreign Languages, Ana Leon-Tavora, for a list of tutors.

  • Who can use QUEST?

    • Anyone enrolled at Salem Academy & College can utilize our tutoring services. Please check our schedule to see which courses are currently supported.

    • Access to all our online resources can be done 24-7 from anywhere with internet access.

  • How much does QUEST cost?

    • The use of the QUEST Center's services is free to all Salem Academy & College students. Tutors are paid through a generous gift from friends of Salem Academy and College.

  • When is the QUEST Center open?

    • The QUEST Center is open during the Fall and Spring semesters.  Typically, we open the week after class starts and run until the last day classes are held.  Please check our schedule on the link in the above main menu.

  • Do I need to make an appointment to get help from a QUEST tutor?

    • QUEST only does walk-in tutoring within the hours on our semester schedule and does not take appointments.

  • Does QUEST help with courses that do not have a quantitative component?

    • QUEST focuses only on courses that contain quantitative components, but we do offer tutoring in basic program functions such as the Google suite of programs, Moodle, etc.

    • For free help with writing papers, please visit the Salem College Writing Center to make an appointment. Writing Center consultants also help with MLA formatting and MS Word.

    • For free help with Spanish, please email the Department Chair of Modern Foreign Languages, Ana Leon-Tavora, for a list of tutors.

  • What should I bring with me to a tutoring session?

    • You should bring with you any relevant course material, such as your textbook, notes, homework/project directions, laptop and plug, calculator, and a list of prepared questions.

  • What software do I need to use online QUEST resources?

    • Since you are already reading this, you have a web browser that supports this site.

    • Some documents on this site which are intended to be either saved to your computer or printed are in PDF format. If you do not have a PDF (portable document format) reader, you may download Adobe Acrobat Reader for free from here. If you prefer another PDF reader, you can download the Nitro PDF Reader here.

    • Some QUEST Organizers may upload Microsoft Word, Excel or PowerPoint files to this site. You will need to have Microsoft Office installed on the computer you are using in order to access those files.

  • How can I become a QUEST tutor?

    • All QUEST tutors must be recommended by faculty who teach the courses that QUEST supports. Our funding is limited, so we are not able to hire all those recommended each semester. However, we are committed to continuing to seek funding to support the QUEST program, to increase the number of courses supported, to increase the number of resources available, and provide the most qualified and highly trained peers tutors that we can.

    • Please email the QUEST Center (quest@salem.edu) if you are interested in applying.

  • Whom do I contact if I have questions about QUEST?

    • Contact the QUEST Center (quest@salem.edu) if you experience any difficulties, have any questions about QUEST, or if you need help with a topic or course not listed on this page, and we will make an effort to connect you with an appropriate resource.