Fall 2022

Choose a discipline below to find out more about how tutoring is arranged for these specific disciplines:

How to Schedule Tutoring

1. IN-PERSON TUTORING
In-person tutoring is available by appointment. To schedule a tutoring appointment:

  1. Select a discipline from the drop-down menu above.
  2. Click the link to schedule an appointment and select the tutor’s name.
  3. Click Schedule.
  4. Choose an available appointment time. Please select the Course you would like help with and include a brief message about the topic or assignment you would like to work on.

All in-person tutoring takes place at the Academic Success Center located in the Albert W. Brown building unless otherwise noted. When you make an appointment with a tutor, it is not necessarily a one-on-one appointment; there may be other students from the same course in attendance for the tutoring session.

 

If tutoring is NOT currently available for your course, you may submit a Tutor Request Form to request tutoring.


2. REMOTE STAR-NY TUTORING
STAR-NY tutors are available on a first-come, first-served basis and are available Sundays through Thursdays from 7:00-11:59 p.m.
Go to STAR-NY online tutoring, click “request a tutor” and login using your netID and password. STAR NY Tutoring subjects include Writing, Math, Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Economics, Computer Science, Nursing, Nursing Math, Accounting, and Psychology.

 

3. REMOTE (ONLINE) ASC TUTORING
One-on-one remote tutoring is available by appointment for select courses. To schedule a remote tutoring appointment:

  1. Select a discipline from the drop-down menu above.
  2. Click the link to schedule an appointment and select the tutor’s name.
  3. Click Schedule.
  4. Select ASC Content Tutoring then choose 1 hour appointment or 30 minute appointment.
  5. Choose an available remote appointment time. Please select the Course you would like help with and include a brief message about the topic or assignment you would like to work on.

Your tutor will reach out to you through Microsoft Teams at the time of your scheduled appointment. You must log into MS Teams using your Brockport ID at least 5 minutes prior to your appointment. Sign in to the Teams web app or download the desktop app. If using the web app, please make sure you are using Google Chrome as your browser.

 

Remote tutoring appointments are generally only available when the ASC is closed. To request a remote tutoring appointment during ASC open hours (M-R 8am-8pm, F 8am-5pm) submit a Tutor Request Form.

 

How can tutoring for specific courses help me?

Tutoring for specific courses offers students the opportunity to discuss concepts presented in lectures or reading materials, learn problem-solving and critical thinking strategies, improve study skills, and develop learning strategies.

Who are the tutors?

All of our tutors for specific courses are Brockport undergraduate or graduate students who are selected based upon recommendations by teaching faculty, a track record of academic excellence, content-specific knowledge, and a willingness to help others. Upon being hired, tutors participate in a training seminar grounded in learning theory and well-established best practices for learning centers. Throughout the semester, tutors are closely supervised and provided with guidance on how to continually improve their effectiveness as tutors.

Do I need an appointment to meet with a tutor?

Yes. But you can make an appointment for a group tutoring session while the session is already taking place. By clicking on the appropriate discipline at the top of this page, you can see how tutoring is arranged for particular courses. You may also call (585) 395-2293 or stop by the Center to set up an appointment with a content tutor. If no tutor is listed for a particular course, you may complete the tutor request form, after which the tutoring staff will work with faculty to try to identify a qualified tutor for that class.

How to Start a Remote Tutoring Appointment

Your tutor will reach out to you through Microsoft Teams at the time of your scheduled appointment. You must log into MS Teams using your Brockport ID shortly before the start of your appointment. Sign in to the Teams web app or download the desktop app. If using the web app, please make sure you are using Google Chrome as your browser.

Appointment Attendance Policy

When you make an appointment with a tutor, you have made a firm commitment to your academic development as well as to the tutor. The tutor schedules his/her day around the appointment and also makes the commitment to attend and to be punctual. Everyone’s time is valuable, so we expect that you will honor your appointments. Listed below are the attendance offenses and their penalties.

  • Skipped appointment - 2 strikes
  • More than 15 minutes late without notifying tutor or ASC staff. (Tutor is not required to wait beyond 15 minutes.) - 2 strikes
  • Cancelling appointment less than an hour before the appointment - 2 strikes
  • Cancelling less than 12 hours before the appointment - 1 strike
  • No Penalty for cancelling 12 or more hours prior to appointment - 0 strikes

If you accumulate 3 strikes or more in a given semester, then you will lose your privilege to receive tutoring by appointment for the remainder of the semester. If you made your appointment through EagleSUCCESS, you may cancel your appointment in EagleSUCCESS. If you need to cancel less than 24 hours before your scheduled appointment please email asctutoring@brockport.edu or call us at (585) 395-2293 (leave a message if no one answers).

We encourage you to plan your time carefully and respect other’s time as well. If you feel as though you need help with time management, then you may wish to attend one of our time management workshops or view our study skills DVD on time management.