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Tutoring Training Workshops Calendar

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

· Tutor Training Seminar

9:00 am - 10:00 am | 110 Moon Library
Prospective and returning tutors will participate in a tutor training seminar to convey the expectations of the Academic Success Center and the Peer Tutoring platform. Students will also be required to fill out HR paperwork and tax information for employment. ... Read More
Sponsor: Academic Success Center | Contact: Amelia Hoffman, 315-470-4909

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

· Tutor Training Seminar

11:45 pm - 12:45 pm | 110 Moon Library
Prospective and returning tutors will participate in a tutor training seminar to convey the expectations of the Academic Success Center and the Peer Tutoring platform. Students will also be required to fill out HR paperwork and tax information for employment. ... Read More
Sponsor: Academic Success Center | Contact: Amelia Hoffman, 315-470-4909

Thursday, September 7, 2017

· Tutor Training Seminar

11:00 am - 12:00 pm | 110 Moon Library
Prospective and returning tutors will participate in a tutor training seminar to convey the expectations of the Academic Success Center and the Peer Tutoring platform. Students will also be required to fill out HR paperwork and tax information for employment. ... Read More
Sponsor: Academic Success Center | Contact: Amelia Hoffman, 315-470-4909

Friday, September 8, 2017

· Tutor Training Seminar

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm | 110 Moon Library
Prospective and returning tutors will participate in a tutor training seminar to convey the expectations of the Academic Success Center and the Peer Tutoring platform. Students will also be required to fill out HR paperwork and tax information for employment. ... Read More
Sponsor: Academic Success Center | Contact: Amelia Hoffman, 315-470-4909

Monday, September 11, 2017

· Tutor Training Seminar

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm | 110 Moon Library
Prospective and returning tutors will participate in a tutor training seminar to convey the expectations of the Academic Success Center and the Peer Tutoring platform. Students will also be required to fill out HR paperwork and tax information for employment. ... Read More
Sponsor: Academic Success Center | Contact: Amelia Hoffman, 315-470-4909

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

· Academic Probation- Large Group Meeting

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm | Marshall Auditorium
Large Group Meeting of all students on academic probation to review the program requirements and responsibilities.
Sponsor: Academic Success Center | Contact: Amelia Hoffman, 315-470-4909

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

· Academic Probation- Large Group Meeting

2:15 pm - 3:15 pm | Marshall Auditorium
Large Group Meeting of all students on academic probation to review the program requirements and responsibilities.
Sponsor: Academic Success Center | Contact: Amelia Hoffman, 315-470-4909

Monday, September 18, 2017

· S.E.E.D.S.- Developing a Success Strategy & Discovering your Learning Style

2:15 pm - 3:15 pm | 110 Moon Library
S.E.E.D.S.- Developing a Success Strategy & Discovering your Learning Style Are you looking for ways to be successful this semester? This workshop will give you some ideas on what you can do now to achieve success. Topics will include note taking skills, ... Read More
Sponsor: Academic Success Center | Contact: Amelia Hoffman, 315-470-4909

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

· S.E.E.D.S.- 24/7- Managing Your Time Effectively

11:00 am - 12:00 pm | 110 Moon Library
S.E.E.D.S.- 24/7- Managing Your Time Effectively Do you have too much to do and not enough time to complete everything? This workshop will help you manage your time using various tools and time organization strategies. Tuesday, September 19th, 2017 from ... Read More
Sponsor: Academic Success Center | Contact: Amelia Hoffman, 315-470-4909

· S.E.E.D.S.- The Tough Stuff- Navigating College, Relationships, and Failure

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm | 110 Moon Library
S.E.E.D.S.- The Tough Stuff- Navigating College, Relationships, and Failure Shift Happens. Change that is. Coming to a new environment, challenging academic rigor, and navigating friendships and relationships can be a challenge. You are not alone, we will ... Read More
Sponsor: Academic Success Center | Contact: Amelia Hoffman, 315-470-4909

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

· S.E.E.D.S.- Brain Power: Improving Concentration, Memory, and Motivation

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm | 110 Moon Library
S.E.E.D.S.- Brain Power: Improving Concentration, Memory, and Motivation Do you have trouble recalling information from your lectures, readings, or notes? This workshop will provide you with some skills on how to improve your memory in order to help you ... Read More
Sponsor: Academic Success Center | Contact: Amelia Hoffman, 315-470-4909

Monday, September 25, 2017

· S.E.E.D.S.- Exam Preparation Tips & Test Taking Strategies

10:30 am - 11:30 am | 110 Moon Library
S.E.E.D.S.- Exam Preparation Tips & Test Taking Strategies Do you feel stressed at the thought of an upcoming test? Donít know how to prepare for your midterm or upcoming tests? This workshop will focus on giving you an introduction to some basic study techniques, ... Read More
Sponsor: Academic Success Center | Contact: Amelia Hoffman, 315-470-4909

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

· S.E.E.D.S.- Stress Management & Building Resiliency

12:45 pm - 1:45 pm | 110 Moon Library
S.E.E.D.S.- Stress Management & Building Resiliency Stress is inevitable in college. Most students have a challenging time coping with deadlines, confusion, frustration, anxiety, and motivation. Learn helpful awareness techniques, and train yourself to employ ... Read More
Sponsor: Academic Success Center | Contact: Amelia Hoffman, 315-470-4909

Thursday, September 28, 2017

· S.E.E.D.S.- Developing a Success Strategy & Discovering your Learning Style

4:15 pm - 5:15 pm | 110 Moon Library
S.E.E.D.S.- Developing a Success Strategy & Discovering your Learning Style Are you looking for ways to be successful this semester? This workshop will give you some ideas on what you can do now to achieve success. Topics will include note taking skills, ... Read More
Sponsor: Academic Success Center | Contact: Amelia Hoffman, 315-470-4909

Friday, September 29, 2017

· S.E.E.D.S.- 24/7- Managing Your Time Effectively

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm | 110 Moon Library
S.E.E.D.S.- 24/7- Managing Your Time Effectively Do you have too much to do and not enough time to complete everything? This workshop will help you manage your time using various tools and time organization strategies. Tuesday, September 19th, 2017 from ... Read More
Sponsor: Academic Success Center | Contact: Amelia Hoffman, 315-470-4909

Monday, October 2, 2017

· S.E.E.D.S.- The Tough Stuff- Navigating College, Relationships, and Failure

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm | 110 Moon Library
S.E.E.D.S.- The Tough Stuff- Navigating College, Relationships, and Failure Shift Happens. Change that is. Coming to a new environment, challenging academic rigor, and navigating friendships and relationships can be a challenge. You are not alone, we will ... Read More
Sponsor: Academic Success Center | Contact: Amelia Hoffman, 315-470-4909

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

· S.E.E.D.S.- Brain Power: Improving Concentration, Memory, and Motivation

11:00 am - 12:00 pm | 110 Moon Library
S.E.E.D.S.- Brain Power: Improving Concentration, Memory, and Motivation Do you have trouble recalling information from your lectures, readings, or notes? This workshop will provide you with some skills on how to improve your memory in order to help you ... Read More
Sponsor: Academic Success Center | Contact: Amelia Hoffman, 315-470-4909

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

· S.E.E.D.S.- Exam Preparation Tips & Test Taking Strategies

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm | 110 Moon Library
S.E.E.D.S.- Exam Preparation Tips & Test Taking Strategies Do you feel stressed at the thought of an upcoming test? Donít know how to prepare for your midterm or upcoming tests? This workshop will focus on giving you an introduction to some basic study techniques, ... Read More
Sponsor: Academic Success Center | Contact: Amelia Hoffman, 315-470-4909

Thursday, October 5, 2017

· S.E.E.D.S.- Stress Management & Building Resiliency

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm | 110 Moon Library
S.E.E.D.S.- Stress Management & Building Resiliency Stress is inevitable in college. Most students have a challenging time coping with deadlines, confusion, frustration, anxiety, and motivation. Learn helpful awareness techniques, and train yourself to employ ... Read More
Sponsor: Academic Success Center | Contact: Amelia Hoffman, 315-470-4909

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

· S.E.E.D.S.- 24/7- Managing Your Time Effectively

11:00 am - 12:00 pm | 110 Moon Library
S.E.E.D.S.- 24/7- Managing Your Time Effectively Do you have too much to do and not enough time to complete everything? This workshop will help you manage your time using various tools and time organization strategies. Tuesday, September 19th, 2017 from ... Read More
Sponsor: Academic Success Center | Contact: Amelia Hoffman, 315-470-4909

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

· S.E.E.D.S.- The Tough Stuff- Navigating College, Relationships, and Failure

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm | 110 Moon Library
S.E.E.D.S.- The Tough Stuff- Navigating College, Relationships, and Failure Shift Happens. Change that is. Coming to a new environment, challenging academic rigor, and navigating friendships and relationships can be a challenge. You are not alone, we will ... Read More
Sponsor: Academic Success Center | Contact: Amelia Hoffman, 315-470-4909

Thursday, October 12, 2017

· S.E.E.D.S.- Brain Power: Improving Concentration, Memory, and Motivation

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm | 110 Moon Library
S.E.E.D.S.- Brain Power: Improving Concentration, Memory, and Motivation Do you have trouble recalling information from your lectures, readings, or notes? This workshop will provide you with some skills on how to improve your memory in order to help you ... Read More
Sponsor: Academic Success Center | Contact: Amelia Hoffman, 315-470-4909

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

· S.E.E.D.S.- Exam Preparation Tips & Test Taking Strategies

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm | 110 Moon Library
S.E.E.D.S.- Exam Preparation Tips & Test Taking Strategies Do you feel stressed at the thought of an upcoming test? Donít know how to prepare for your midterm or upcoming tests? This workshop will focus on giving you an introduction to some basic study techniques, ... Read More
Sponsor: Academic Success Center | Contact: Amelia Hoffman, 315-470-4909

Thursday, October 19, 2017

· S.E.E.D.S.- Stress Management & Building Resiliency

11:00 am - 12:00 pm | 110 Moon Library
S.E.E.D.S.- Stress Management & Building Resiliency Stress is inevitable in college. Most students have a challenging time coping with deadlines, confusion, frustration, anxiety, and motivation. Learn helpful awareness techniques, and train yourself to employ ... Read More
Sponsor: Academic Success Center | Contact: Amelia Hoffman, 315-470-4909

Friday, October 20, 2017

· S.E.E.D.S.- S.O.S. HELP! Save Our Semester!

11:00 am - 12:00 pm | 110 Moon Library
S.E.E.D.S.- S.O.S. HELP! Save Our Semester! This workshop will help you pull yourself out of a muddle of forgotten deadlines and soul-devouring small tasks, and prepare a clean attack for the second half of the semester. Friday, October 20th, 2017 from ... Read More
Sponsor: Academic Success Center | Contact: Amelia Hoffman, 315-470-4909

Tutoring is one of the many academic support programs available at ESF. Through the program, the service of a qualified undergraduate or graduate tutor may be available to any ESF undergraduate student who feels a need for academic support in meeting the demands of ESF courses in which he/she is currently enrolled.

Our focus is mainly on lower division, undergraduate courses. Requests for tutoring in specialized courses will be dealt with on a case-by-case basis.

Two Types of Assistance

  • Individual/small-group tutoring—In individual/small-group tutoring, up to five students meet with a tutor for a one-hour block of time each week to go over course material. These sessions can help students gain self-confidence and become independent learners, as well as grasp specific subject matter.
  • Large-group tutoring—Large-group tutoring is offered in Biology (fall/spring), General Chemistry (fall/spring), Calculus (fall/spring), and Organic Chemistry. In large group tutoring, a tutor is available on a weekday night for two hours and students may drop in to get assistance. These sessions allow participants to receive immediate help with an assignment, clarification of lecture materials, or to ask a quick question.

Placement in a group depends on availability of tutors, student scheduling, and number of course requests. If you have questions or concerns about your tutoring group or placement do not hesitate to contact us.

If you are interested in receiving ESL assistance in Academic Writing, please contact Professor Maria Hosmer-Briggs at mbhosmer@esf.edu.

Want to Become a Tutor?

Tutor Training

All tutors are required to participate in a Tutor Training session to review necessary paperwork before becoming a tutor. Additionally, during the academic year, the Center provides a variety of Tutor Training Workshops to assist in your development as a tutor. A complete list of dates & times for these workshops are available at the Academic Success Center.

(Prospective tutors must have received a B or better in desired courses)

Tutor Training Dates Spring 2017

  • Friday, January 20th, 2017 at 1:00pm-2:00pm in 110 Moon Library
  • Monday, January 23rd,2017 at 11:00am-12:00pm in 110 Moon Library
  • Tuesday, January 24th, 2017 at 11:00am-12:00pm in 110 Moon Library (FCH 152 & EFB 103 tutors)
  • Wednesday, January 25th, 2017 at 4:00pm-5:00pm in 110 Moon Library

Tutor Awards

Tutor of the Semester Award

Each semester, the Academic Success Center recognizes tutors who are nominated by their fellow Peer Tutors and tutees for their outstanding service and dedication to the position.

Recent Award Winners
  • Fall 2016: Robert Coady, Janelle Tallents, Michael Mahoney
  • Spring 2015: Brian Walsh, Kate McGowan, and Matthew Serrao
  • Fall 2014: Alison Houseman, Ben Butryn, Daryl Harper and Phil Wood
  • Spring 2014: Josh Harris, Phil Wood and Alison Houseman
  • Spring 2013: Maureen Bishop, Autumn Elniski, and Amber Unruh
  • Fall 2012: Alexandra Williams, Derry Albert, Drew Gamils, Nathan Sleight and Phil Patton
  • Spring 2012: Robert Miller, Jason Kucharski, Alexandra Williams, and Justin Beckman
  • Fall 2011: Tinna Chan, Emilie Rigbie and Harold Nugent.
  • Spring 2011: Shannon Carpenter, Matt Cripps, James Johnson and Rachele Brown.
  • Fall 2010: Shannon Carpenter, Robbie McDonald, Mackenzie Waro, Matt Cripps, Martin Holdrege and Amy Chianucci.
  • Spring 2010: Shannon Carpenter, Rachael Weiter, Katherine McKissick, and David Scott.
  • Fall 2009: Eugene Law, James Johnson, Jennifer Ma, Chelsae Radell, Shannon Carpenter, Robbie McDonald.

Tutoring Service Highlights

In the Fall 2016 our tutors held over 3,251 hours of tutoring service!

404 student requests were met

We had over 92 small group tutoring groups

We offered tutoring in over 40 courses

The average tutor GPA was a 3.56

We also held over 18 workshops and served over 108 students


For more information about ESF's Tutoring Services, please stop by the Academic Success Center office in 109A Moon.

Tutoring Links

Academic Success Center

Centennial Hall B014 or Bray Hall 110
(315) 470-4909
ESFtutoring@gmail.com

Academic Success and Community Service Coordinator

Amelia Hoffman
Bray Hall 110
aghoffma@esf.edu


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