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Tutoring for Specific Classes


Click on the links below to find out more about how tutoring is arranged for these specific disciplines:

Click here for the Summer Tutoring Schedule.

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? Student

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.

Appointment Policy:

When you make an appointment with a tutor, it is a firm appointment. This means that you must show up for the appointment and arrive on time. If you need to cancel an appointment, you must do so well in advance of the appointment date. Our policy is a “3 strikes and you’re out” policy. Be aware, though, that most offenses count as 2 strikes. The list of offenses and their penalties are listed below.

  • If you do not show up for a scheduled appointment, then you will receive 2 strikes.
  • If you show up more than 15 minutes late without notifying an SLC staff member, then you will receive 2 strikes.
  • If you cancel an appointment less than an hour in advance, then you will receive 2 strikes.
  • If you cancel an appointment less than 12 hours in advance, then you will receive 1 strike.

If you receive 3 or more strikes in a semester, then you will be banned from receiving tutoring by appointment.