Peer Tutoring | Tutoring | ESF Students
e s f home link - e s f college of environmental science and forestry
e s f home link - e s f college of environmental science and forestry

Peer Tutoring at SUNY ESF

Weclome to the Academic Success Center

Tutoring is a great service offered to ESF students through our Peer Tutoring Program.

Tutoring will begin September 7th, 2020.
Peer-Tutoring is virtual! Sign up link:

Amelia Hoffman
Coordinator of Academic Success and First Year Experience
213 Bray Hall (email for an appointment)
(315) 470-6752

The Academic Success Center offers:

  • Peer Tutoring Program- Sign up at to make a virtual appointment
  • Academic Recovery Program (Designed for students who are academically at-risk)
  • One on One Academic Coaching- make an appointment by emailing
  • Academic Success Workshop Series (See Fall 2020 Schedule Below- Zoom links available on college calendar).
If you have questions or concerns about your tutoring support, do not hesitate to contact us at

Tutoring Training Workshops Calendar

No events are available.

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)

In order to fill out the human resources employee application you will need forms of ID and be able to fill out tax information. You will need to provide two of the following three documents:

  1. A Valid Drivers License
  2. Social Security Card
  3. Birth Certificate
Or you can bring in a valid passport and that will provide them with all the information required.

FAQs about becoming a Peer Tutor

By filling out an application, am I guaranteed the opportunity to tutor?
Not necessarily. We do our best to provide each qualified tutor the opportunity to tutor. However, the availability of tutors and tutees and the demand for tutors in a given subject can prevent this from happening. The more courses that you are willing to tutor and the more times that you are available will increase the likelihood that a match can be made.

Is tutoring a part time job?
Most tutors consider tutoring an extra-curricular activity, or resume builder, and not a part time job. You will not become a wealthy college student by tutoring.

Do I need work study or financial aid to become a peer tutor?
No. The tutoring program is not a work-study job. It is independent from work-study or financial aid.

How many hours will I work?
The number of hours you would like to tutor is entirely up to the demand for the courses you are approved to tutor for, budget, and the demands of your schedule. Typical tutors will tutor only one to two hours a week.

How many students will I work with?
Since tutoring is changing to drop in style tutoring you will experience a greater variety of students and group sizes.

All tutors are required to attend one "Introduction to Tutoring 101" workshop during the Fall/Spring semester. Additionally, to foster appropriate development of one's skills, Tutors are also encouraged to attend at least one of the Tutor Training workshops held during the semester, and if interested we will offer additional trainings for tutors as well to develop your skills. The schedule for these workshops are available in the ASC, on our Tutoring Services webpage, and via the Peer Tutor Coordinator.

All tutoring sessions are arranged by the Academic Support Services Office and the Peer Tutor Coordinator.

After filling out the application you will be sent a schedule of tutor training.