Center for Academic Excellence (CAE)

 The Center for Academic Excellence (CAE) is an embodiment of Durham Tech's promise to the community to provide easy access to a variety of educational opportunities. Instructional practices in the CAE are based on the concept that there is more than "one perfect method" of instruction that is acceptable to and preferred by every learner. Thus, a number of delivery methods and instructional strategies are used including one-on-one instruction, small group instruction, audio/video instruction, and computer-assisted instruction.

Upswing Online Tutoring

In addition to face-to-face tutoring in the CAE, current Durham Tech students now have access to online tutors through Upswing. Access Upswing by using the link on the left side or the button below this message. In order to login, use the same username and password that you use for WebAdvisor. Once you have logged in, use the search box at the top of the Upswing Virtual Learning platform to search for a tutor that can assist you in the subject area of your choice.

You can schedule an appointment with an online tutor to meet online. If a tutor is available immediately there will be a link next to the tutor profile saying “Get Tutored Now”. Having a computer that is equipped with a camera and a microphone is preferable but not necessary. There is a computer in both Wynn 1310 and Orange County 108 equipped with a camera and microphone for student use.

Upswing Online Tutoring Placement Test Preparation DRP Resources

If you have questions, contact us at or call 919-536-7232, ext 2404.