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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: https://esf.mywconline.com

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

The Academic Success Center offers:

  • Peer Tutoring Program- Sign up at esf.myWCOnline.com 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 aghoffma@esf.edu
  • 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 ESFtutoring@gmail.com.

Tutoring Training Workshops Calendar

September
23

Wednesday

Time Management: Academic Success Center Workshop Series

10:30 am - 11:30 am | https://phi-syracuseuniversity.zoom.us/j/95904535157 Meeting ID: 959 0453 5157 Passcode: 657227 | Event Website | Time Management 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. (Online Synchronous Workshop) Tuesday 9/22/2020 at 6:00pm-7:00pm EST ... Read More | Sponsor: Academic Success Center | Contact: Amelia Hoffman, 315-470-6752


September
28

Monday

Navigating Stress in the Age of COVID-19: Academic Success Center Workshop Series

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm | https://phi-syracuseuniversity.zoom.us/j/99590438694 Meeting ID: 995 9043 8694 Passcode: 391577 | Navigating Stress in the Age of COVID-19: Zoom | Navigating Stress in the age of COVID-19 This semester may be especially challenging, given some of the recent global and national events and concerns regarding the pandemic, racial injustice, and the growing impacts and risk of climate change. Learning to ... Read More | Sponsor: Academic Success Center | Contact: Amelia Hoffman, 315-470-6752


September
29

Tuesday

Study Skills: Academic Success Center Workshop Series

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm | https://phi-syracuseuniversity.zoom.us/j/98594252058 Meeting ID: 985 9425 2058 Passcode: 616794 | Study Skills Zoom link | Study Skills 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 be more successful in your studies. Unlock your amazing BRAIN POWER ... Read More | Sponsor: Academic Success Center | Contact: Amelia Hoffman, 315-470-6752


September
30

Wednesday

Study Skills: Academic Success Center Workshop Series

10:30 am - 11:30 am | https://phi-syracuseuniversity.zoom.us/j/99930848095 Meeting ID: 999 3084 8095 Passcode: 159548 | Study Skills Zoom Link | Study Skills 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 be more successful in your studies. Unlock your amazing BRAIN POWER ... Read More | Sponsor: Academic Success Center | Contact: Amelia Hoffman, 315-470-6752


October
2

Friday

Effective Note-Taking: Academic Success Center Workshop

11:30 am - 12:30 pm | https://phi-syracuseuniversity.zoom.us/j/98641921491 Meeting ID: 986 4192 1491 Passcode: 638087 | Effective Note-Taking Zoom link | Note-Taking Skills Learn different note-taking techniques that can help you stay organized, retain more information, and become a helpful guide when it comes to studying and review Friday 10/2/2020 at 11:30am-12:30pm https://phi-syracuseuniversity.zoom.us/j/98641921491 Meeting ... Read More | Sponsor: Academic Success Center | Contact: Amelia G Hoffman, 315-470-6752


October
6

Tuesday

Test Prep: Academic Success Center Workshop Series

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm | https://phi-syracuseuniversity.zoom.us/j/95107827971 Meeting ID: 951 0782 7971 Passcode: 259230 | Test Prep Zoom link | Test Prep 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, test preparation, test-taking, and learn ... Read More | Sponsor: Academic Success Center | Contact: Amelia Hoffman, 315-470-6752


October
7

Wednesday

Test Prep: Academic Success Center Workshop Series

10:30 am - 11:30 am | https://phi-syracuseuniversity.zoom.us/j/94943057221 Meeting ID: 949 4305 7221 Passcode: 146320 | Event Website | Test Prep 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, test preparation, test-taking, and learn ... Read More | Sponsor: Academic Success Center | Contact: Amelia Hoffman, 315-470-6752

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.