Get a Tutor

How to get a tutor

In order to book an appointment with one of the Center for Learning and Student Success tutors, you must stop by the Center for Learning and Student Success office at 222 Waverly Ave, 348 Bird Library.

Many of the resources and services available through the Center for Learning and Student Success come free of charge to students. For more information about services offered through the Center for Learning and Student Success, please see our Resources section.

Be aware there are multiple sponsorship opportunities that cover a limited number of tutoring hours. See the sponsorship page for more information.

Free Small Group Tutoring

The Center for Learning and Student Success offers free small-group tutoring for students enrolled in selected large undergraduate courses that have traditionally created hurdles for students courses. The sponsored courses this semester are, Chemistry 116, Chemistry 325, Professor Ashby’s Economics 203 and Psychology 205. Students can sign up for the small group sessions through *Orange SUccess, there are also a limited number of drop in hours. All small group tutoring will take place on the 3rd floor of Bird Library adjacent to Room 348.

  1. Log into Orange SUccess through MySlice (under Student Services > Click link for “Ask for Help in Orange SUccess” or “Orange SUccess”) or Blackboard (under Tools >Click link “Ask for Help in Orange SUccess.”
  2. Click on “My Success Network” on the toolbar on the left.
  3. Scroll down and find a tutor and click on “schedule appointment”.
  4. Select a day/time that is convenient for you, click on “Sign Up”
  5. Select a “Reason” for the appointment, add any details then click submit.

*If anyone is experiencing an accessibility barrier to using Orange SUccess, please call Debbie Gardner, Project Manager for Orange SUccess, at 443-4929 or email orangesuccess@syr.edu.

AVAILABLE SMALL GROUP TUTORING SESSIONS:

Chemistry 116

ALL TUTORING SESSIONS CONDUCTED

BIRD LIBRARY 3RD FLOOR

ADJACENT TO ROOM 348

DROP IN HOURS

MONDAYS: 2:00-3:00 PM

TUESDAYS: 5:00-6:00 PM

WEDNESDAYS: 11:00 AM-12:00 PM

SATURDAYS: 3:00-7:00 PM


Chemistry 325

ALL TUTORING SESSIONS CONDUCTED

BIRD LIBRARY 3RD FLOOR

ADJACENT TO ROOM 348

DROP IN HOURS

MONDAYS: 5:00-7:00 PM

TUESDAYS: 9:30-11:30AM

THURSDAYS: 10:00-11:00 AM

SATURDAYS: 10:00 AM-12:00 PM & 3:00-5:00


Professor Elizabeth Ashby’s – ECONOMICS 203

ALL TUTORING SESSIONS CONDUCTED

BIRD LIBRARY 3RD FLOOR

ADJACENT TO ROOM 348

DROP IN HOURS

MONDAYS: 11:00 AM-12:00 PM & 1:00-2:00 PM

TUESDAYS: 1:00-2:00 PM & 7:00-8:00 PM

WEDNESDAYS: 9:30-10:30 AM & 4:00-5:00 PM

THURSDAYS: 1:00-2:00 PM & 7:00-8:00 PM

FRIDAYS: 2:00-3:00 PM

SATURDAYS:  2:00-3:00-PM


PSYCHOLOGY 205

ALL TUTORING SESSIONS CONDUCTED

BIRD LIBRARY 3RD FLOOR

ADJACENT TO ROOM 348

DROP IN HOURS

MONDAYS: 10:00-11:00 AM & 6:00-7:00 PM

TUESDAYS: 1:00-2:00 PM & 3:00-4:00 PM

WEDNESDAYS: 10:30-11:30 AM

THURSDAYS: 1:00-3:00PM

FRIDAYS: 11:00 AM-12:00 PM & 2:00-3:00 PM

SUNDAYS: 3:00-4:00 PM


Online Tutoring

Center for Learning and Student Success tutors are available for online tutoring. This online tutoring guide contains some suggestions for software that may help make the tutoring sessions more effective for students and tutors alike.

A few things to consider:

  • Online tutoring should be seen as no different from in-person tutoring. The same rules, regulations, and standards apply.
  • Online tutoring should maintain the same time frame (half hour increments up to two hours total) as in-person tutoring.
  • Online tutoring must be scheduled through MyTutor, with remuneration remaining the same (see below).
  • It is important to treat online tutoring as just another venue or location for the practices you already have in place. While there will be some adjustment, best practices and the integrity of the tutoring process come first!
  • If you have any questions about online tutoring during the Summer semester at SU, please contact the Center for Learning and Student Success at learning@syr.edu or (315) 443-2005.
  • Please read the online tutoring guide.

Free Departmental Assistance

Math Clinic

The Department of Mathematics offers “Math Help” via the Math clinic, the Calculus Help Center, University College Clinic, and some private tutoring . The schedules for the clinic can be found online at the Math Department website. You can also pick up the schedules from the front desk of the Math Department, room 215 Carnegie Building. For more information, call the department at 443-1471.

Physics Clinic

The Physics clinic offers assistance for courses in both Physics and Astronomy. If you have any questions about the Physics Clinic contact Professor Vidali atgvidali@syr.edu or 315.443.9115.

Writing Center

The SU Writing Center, located at 101 Huntington Beard Crouse Hall (HBC), is available for anyone interested in developing writing skills suited to any curriculum. For undergraduate and graduate students, the Writing Center offers a place where they can improve their writing, regardless of their level of development, by working with consultants at any stage of the writing process. For faculty, it is a resource which enables them to supplement their own classroom writing instruction through student referral, requests for in-class workshops and presentations led by consultants, and dialogue with staff members about writing pedagogy. The Writing Center is staffed by professional, graduate, and peer writing consultants. To make an appointment, log on to the website using your SU NetID and the first nine digits of your SU ID# (without hyphens). Services are also available on a drop-in basis Monday through Thursday, 10 AM to 2 PM. You can call the Writing Center at 443-5289.

For services that have associated fees, they are as follows:

Individual Tutoring

Undergraduate Tutor: $15.00/hour
Graduate Tutor: $20.00/hour

Professional Tutor: $25.00/hour
Advanced Professional Tutor: $30.00/hour

Group Tutoring*

Undergraduate Tutor: $20.00/hour
Graduate Tutor: $25.00/hour

Professional Tutor: $30.00/hour
Advanced Professional Tutor: $35.00/hour

*Group tutoring is when 2 or more students want to meet with a tutor for the same course at the same time/date. This fee is then divided among the number of students attending the appointment.