Tutoring

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Tutor Request Form |Complete this form & submit it to the Tutor Coordinator for help getting a tutor not listed in your Starfish My Success Network listing.

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Quizlet | Online note card database and app.

Khan Academy | Practice exercises, instructional videos, and personalized learning dashboard.

Individual or small group tutoring is available free of charge for most classes taught at Paul Smith’s College.

  • Most tutoring takes place in the Center for Academic and Career Success, upstairs in the Joan Weill Adirondack Library.
  • Tutors are trained to help you learn and improve your understanding of course material and can teach you new study techniques or problem-solving strategies that helped them succeed in the same course.

How to sign up for a tutor:

  1.   Select a tutor from your Starfish My Success Network listing. Select a day and time in the tutor’s schedule that works best for you!  
  2.   You will receive a confirmation e-mail from Starfish with any special instructions from the tutor after you schedule your weekly appointments.
  3.   If you are unable to see a tutor for the course you need help with, fill out the Tutor Request Form and the Tutor Coordinator will work to find the help you need.

Want to become a tutor?

  • Tutors are expected to have a 3.0 or higher GPA as well as an A in the course they are tutoring. Recommendations from two faculty members are also required.
  • Tutors receive training according to nationally recognized standards. We provide training on general tutoring strategies and for specific subject areas.
  • If you are interested in becoming a peer tutor, study group or Supplemental Instruction leader visit our Leadership page or see Courtney Bringley in Library 205 or Tracy Elliott in Library 208 A.

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