A tutoring session in the Learning Commons 
TUTORS have been providing individualized academic support since Ancient Greece. Their work takes many forms. Our tutors and consultants use kindness, questions, critical dialogue, and responsive instruction to help students build on their strengths, connect to course material, and gain confidence as learners and thinkers.

Every appointment is different, but common session uses include: 

Reviewing course material
Studying for an exam
Mapping out a paper
Discussing challenging texts
Developing study strategies
Practicing math skills
Locating and citing sources
Planning a revision
 

FAQ

Call 315-792-5517 or stop by one of our locations and ask at the front desk.

Sessions are most productive when students bring relevant assignment guidelines, drafts, and course materials.

Appointments are a half-hour long and can be scheduled up to a week in advance.

Utica tutors are located in the Math Lab, Writing Lab, or in the blue chairs of the common area of room 129 in the Information Technology Building.

Rome tutors are temporarily located in room 102 in Plumley Complex.

Maybe. Students registered with the Office of Accessibility Resources sometimes qualify for additional tutoring time.

Visit the Office of Accessibility Resources in the Learning Commons (IT 129A-E) to find out more.

Yes, all students can work with up to three different tutors a day and can see any individual tutor up to three times a week.

The Math Lab accepts walk-ins and scheduled appointments. Writing consultants and content tutors work primarily by appointment but will accept walk-ins if they have no students scheduled.

While you may work on take-home exams in the Learning Commons, tutors cannot assist you without written instructor permission.

Although we do not offer a proofreading service, writing consultants will help you figure out what to focus on in your revision, assist you in identifying patterns of error, and give you tips and tools to help correct those errors.

You may cancel your appointment online up to an hour before it is scheduled to begin. For last-minute cancellations, call 315-792-5517 or come in. If you miss three appointments without canceling, you will be blocked from making future appointments and must meet with the Learning Commons director to discuss further tutoring.