Tutorial support is available to all student-athletes providing specific one-to-one subject tutoring and ongoing study skills development. Tutors are hired, trained and evaluated by the Associate Director of Learning Development programs. Each tutor receives a comprehensive tutorial manual complete with relevant NCAA rules, tutorial policies and procedures, as well as information regarding academic ethics and honesty. The tutorial staff consists of undergraduate and graduate students, as well as, others from the Lincoln business and teaching communities. Students are provided with instant access to tutor availability through GradesFirst, a computerized tutorial data system, allowing them to schedule appointments at mutually convenient times. Student-athletes are encouraged to have regular weekly appointments throughout the entire semester. Tutorial sessions are monitored by the academic counseling staff.