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Peer Tutoring at SUNY-ESF Academic Success Center
Centennial Hall B014 or 110 Bray Hall
(315) 470-4909
ESFtutoring@gmail.com

Tutoring Training Workshops Calendar

September
16

Monday

Organizing Yourself for Classes - Time Management


12:00 pm - 1:00 pm | 110 Moon Library | Organizing Yourself for Classes- Time Management
 Ever think about what are the best ways to get yourself more organized for your classes? In this interactive workshop you will learn how to get yourself more organized and prepared to excel in your courses. ... Read More | Contact: Amelia Hoffman, 6752


September
20

Friday

Learning Strategies - Study Skills


1:00 pm - 2:00 pm | 110 Moon Library | Learning Strategies - Study Skills
 How do you learn best? Every student has their own way of learning and knowing your learning preferences could make you more effective in your classes. With each learning preference comes a set of study habits that ... Read More | Contact: Amelia Hoffman, 6752


September
25

Wednesday

Organizing Yourself for Classes - Time Management


3:30 pm - 4:30 pm | 110 Moon Library | Organizing Yourself for Classes- Time Management
 Ever think about what are the best ways to get yourself more organized for your classes? In this interactive workshop you will learn how to get yourself more organized and prepared to excel in your courses. ... Read More | Sponsor: Academic Success Center | Contact: Amelia Hoffman, 6752


September
27

Friday

Test-taking Skills


11:00 am - 12:00 pm | 110 Moon Library | Test-taking Skills
 Nervous about a test coming up? Studying for a test can be an overwhelming process.  Attending every class and turning in your assignments is only part of what will make you ready for the test. In this workshop, you will gain study ... Read More | Sponsor: Academic Success Center | Contact: Amelia Hoffman, 6752


October
7

Monday

Learning Strategies - Study Skills


2:00 pm - 3:00 pm | 110 Moon Library | Learning Strategies- Study Skills 
How do you learn best? Every student has their own way of learning and knowing your learning preferences could make you more effective in your classes. With each learning preference comes a set of study habits that ... Read More | Sponsor: Academic Success Center | Contact: Amelia Hoffman, 6752


October
15

Tuesday

Social Support, Motivation, and Goal Setting


4:00 pm - 5:00 pm | 110 Moon Library | Social Support, Motivation, and Goal Setting 
Feeling uninspired to set goals? It may be on your to-do list to create plans, but with no motivation or support, you may feel defeated. Unfortunately, it happens to the best of us, but we are here to help ... Read More | Sponsor: Academic Success Center | Contact: Amelia Hoffman, 6752


October
21

Monday

Workshop: Test-taking Skills


12:00 pm - 1:00 pm | 110 Moon Library | Test-taking Skills
 Nervous about a test coming up? Studying for a test can be an overwhelming process.  Attending every class and turning in your assignments is only part of what will make you ready for the test. In this workshop, you will gain study ... Read More | Sponsor: Academic Success Center | Contact: Amelia Hoffman, 6752


October
24

Thursday

Workshop: Social Support, Motivation, and Goal Setting


3:00 pm - 4:00 pm | 110 Moon Library | Social Support, Motivation, and Goal Setting 
Feeling uninspired to set goals? It may be on your to-do list to create plans, but with no motivation or support, you may feel defeated. Unfortunately, it happens to the best of us, but we are here to help ... Read More | Sponsor: Academic Success Center | Contact: Amelia Hoffman, 6752


October
25

Friday

Workshop: Hope and Growth Mindset

10:00 am - 11:00 am | 110 Moon Library | Hope and Growth Mindset 
Ever hit a roadblock and not sure what to do? Learn how to problem-solve around obstacles and utilize your resources. We are here to help gauge your own level of hope and mindset in an interactive and meaningful way. This workshop ... Read More | Sponsor: Academic Success Center | Contact: Amelia Hoffman, 6752


October
30

Wednesday

Workshop: Hope and Growth Mindset

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm | 110 Moon Library | Hope and Growth Mindset 
Ever hit a roadblock and not sure what to do? Learn how to problem-solve around obstacles and utilize your resources. We are here to help gauge your own level of hope and mindset in an interactive and meaningful way. This workshop ... Read More | Sponsor: Academic Success Center | Contact: Amelia Hoffman, 6752

Qualified undergraduate or graduate tutors are often available to ESF undergraduate students who feel a need for academic support for ESF coursework.

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 — Up to five students meet with a tutor for a one-hour block of time each week to go over course material. These sessions help students grasp specific subject matter, gain self-confidence and become independent learners.

Sign Up for a Tutor

  • Large-group tutoring — Large-group tutoring is offered in Biology, General Chemistry, Calculus 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.

Sign Up for a Tutor

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 Interim Writing Program Director, Dr. Christina Limpert, at cmlimper@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

  • Spring 2017: Chris Richardson, Elizabeth-Ann Jamison
  • 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

Last year, 2016-2017, we made over 5,352 hours of student contact through tutoring alone.

  • 686 student requests were met
  • We had over 163 small group tutoring groups
  • We offered tutoring in over 84 courses
  • The average tutor GPA was a 3.55
  • We also held over 36 workshops and served over 335 students

For more information about ESF's Tutoring Services, please stop by the Academic Success Center office in 110 Bray.

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