Individual or small group tutoring is available free of charge for most classes taught at Paul Smith's College.
How to sign up for a tutor:
- Complete a Tutor Request Form (PDF). (Download or get one from the Academic Success Center upstairs in the Joan Weill Adirondack Library.)
- Meet with Renee Marleau, tutor coordinator in Library 203
- You will receive a weekly tutoring schedule during the appointment or one will be e-mailed to you soon afterwards.
What to bring to a tutoring session:
- Your books and notes from class
- Previous homework and problem sets
- Tests/quizzes to review
- A calculator if needed for the class
- ANY questions you have!
More information about peer tutoring: Sessions may be scheduled during day or evening hours based on your needs and the tutor's availability.
- Most tutoring takes place in the Academic Success Center, upstairs in the library.
- Tutors are trained to help you learn and improve your understanding of course material.
- Tutors can teach you new study techniques or problem solving strategies that helped them succeed in the same course.
Key to the success of our program is the recruitment of knowledgeable, caring and dedicated peer tutors.
- Becoming a tutor:
- If you are interested in becoming a peer tutor, study group or Supplemental Instruction leader see Ginny McAleese in Library 204 or Renee Marleau in Library 203.
- Tutors are expected to have a 3.0 or higher GPA as well as an A in the course they are tutoring. The recommendation of two faculty members is also required.
- Tutors are paid through our work-study program and can set up a schedule to meet their needs
- Becoming a tutor is a great way to help others as well as keep up on your own studies.
- Tutor Training
- Tutors receive training according to nationally recognized standards. We provide training on general tutoring strategies and for specific subject areas.
- Tutor Training
- SI Leader Information
Questions? Call the Academic Success Center at 327-6046 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.