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Peer Tutoring at SUNY-ESF
Academic Support Services Office
Academic Success Center | 109 Moon Library | (315) 470-4919 | tutoring@esf.edu

Peer Tutoring at SUNY-ESF
Academic Support Services Office
Academic Success Center | 109 Moon Library | (315) 470-4919 | tutoring@esf.edu

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.

The program has two different types of assistance:

  • Individual/small-group tutoring—In individual/small-group tutoring, up to five students meet with a tutor for a two-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.

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

Tutoring Training Workshops Calendar

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

· International and ESL Conversation Group

4:00 pm - 4:50 pm | 19 Moon Library | Event Website
Informal dialogue on campus and cross cultural communication.
Sponsor: The Writing Program | Contact: Dawnelle Jager, 315470676

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

· Tips for Moon Library

5:30 pm - 6:15 pm | 110 Moon Library | Academic Support Services
This workshop will focus on explaining how to fully utilize all of the library's resources. There have been new updates this year so check it out!
Sponsor: Academic Success Center | Contact: Casey Duffy, 315-470-6752

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

· Becoming a Better Leader

5:30 pm - 6:15 pm | 110 Moon Library | Academic Support Services: Tutoring
What are your strengths as a leader? How do you use your strengths to benefit the team? What type of leader are YOU? Learn more about yourself at the Becoming a Better Leader Workshop!
Sponsor: Academic Success Center | Contact: Casey Duffy, 315-470-6752

Monday, October 6, 2014

· Seminar - Public Presentations: How to Simplify Your Visual Aids

5:30 pm - 6:15 pm | 110 Moon Library | Academic Support Services
Presented by Tom McGrath - "A glance at simpler graphs and charts, images and pictures plus a look at the use of text and what is 'too much' information on your slides."
Sponsor: Academic Success Center | Contact: Casey Duffy, 315-470-6752

Friday, October 17, 2014

· Brownbag talk: Xiaoliang Yang, "Global Innovation in Clean Energy Technology: US-China Collaboration"

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm | TBA
Xiaoliang Yang, Ph.D. Candidate, Environmental and Natural Resources Policy, SUNY-ESF, and Staff Associate, World Resources Institute, Beijing, presents preliminary findings from his Ph.D. dissertation research on collaboration between the United States and ... Read More
Sponsor: Dept. of Environmental Studies | Contact: David Sonnenfeld, 315.470.4931

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

· Becoming a Better Leader

5:00 pm - 5:45 pm | 110 Moon Library | Academic Support Services: Tutoring
What are your strengths as a leader? How do you use your strengths to benefit the team? What type of leader are YOU? Learn more about yourself at the Becoming a Better Leader Workshop!
Sponsor: Academic Success Center | Contact: Casey Duffy, 315-470-6752

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

· Marketing Your Tutoring Skills

12:45 pm - 1:40 pm | 110 Moon Library | Academic Support Services: Tutoring
Workshop hosted by John Turbeville on updating your resume to reflect your experiences and strengths as a tutor.
Sponsor: Academic Success Center | Contact: Casey Duffy, 315-470-6752

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, Academic Support Services provides a variety of Tutor Training Workshops to assist in your development as a tutor. Workshop topics include: Introduction to Tutoring, Leadership & Tutoring, and Building Trust. A complete list of dates & times for these workshops are available at the Academic Success Center.

Tutor of the Semester Award - Each semester, the Office of Academic Support Services recognizes tutors who are nominated by their fellow Peer Tutors and tutees for their outstanding service and dedication to the position. Recent award winners are listed below:

  • Spring 2013 Award winners: Maureen Bishop, Autumn Elniski, and Amber Unruh
  • Fall 2012 Award winners: Alexandra Williams, Derry Albert, Drew Gamils, Nathan Sleight and Phil Patton
  • Spring 2012 Award winners: Robert Miller, Jason Kucharski, Alexandra Williams, and Justin Beckman
  • Fall 2011 Award winners: Tinna Chan, Emilie Rigbie and Harold Nugent.
  • Spring 2011 Award winners: Shannon Carpenter, Matt Cripps, James Johnson and Rachele Brown.
  • Fall 2010 Award winners: Shannon Carpenter, Robbie McDonald, Mackenzie Waro, Matt Cripps, Martin Holdrege and Amy Chianucci.
  • Spring 2010 Award winners: Shannon Carpenter, Rachael Weiter, Katherine McKissick, and David Scott.
  • Fall 2009 Award winners: Eugene Law, James Johnson, Jennifer Ma, Chelsae Radell, Shannon Carpenter, Robbie McDonald.

 

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


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