Click on the links below to find out more about how tutoring is arranged for these specific disciplines:
What does this tutoring program do?
Tutoring for specific courses is designed to help students who have questions about their course work that is specific to the content of the course and that is not related to math or writing issues.
How can tutoring for specific courses help me?
Tutoring for specific courses offers students the opportunity to discuss concepts presented in lectures or reading materials, learn problem-solving and critical thinking strategies, improve study skills, and develop learning strategies.
Who are the tutors?
All of the SLC's tutors for specific courses are Brockport undergraduate or graduate students who are selected based upon recommendations by teaching faculty, a track record of academic excellence, content-specific knowledge, and a willingness to help others. Upon being hired, tutors participate in a training seminar grounded in learning theory and well-established best practices for learning centers. Throughout the semester, tutors are closely supervised and provided with guidance on how to continually improve their effectiveness as tutors.
Do I need an appointment to meet with a tutor?
It depends. Some tutors have a set schedule of hours each week. Students do not need an appointment to work with tutors who have scheduled weekly hours. Other tutors, however, work by appointment. By clicking on the appropriate discipline at the top of this page, you can see how tutoring is arranged for particular courses. You may also call (585) 395-2293 or stop by the Center to set up an appointment with a content tutor. If no tutor is listed for a particular, you may complete the tutor request form, after which the SLC staff will work with faculty on trying to identify a qualified tutor for that class.