Tutoring helps students enhance their academic skills, manage the college experience and encourages them to become independent learners. Students may choose to work with a peer tutor who will help with course content and the development of effective academic strategies.
Getting the Most Out of Your Tutoring Session
How do I schedule a meeting with a tutor?
Appointments can be made by calling the BLC at (617) 573-8235 or in person at our center, located in the Donahue Building, Suite 208. Have your student ID and syllabus ready so we can match you up for the right section for your subject
Who can use tutoring?
You can! Tutoring is available to all undergraduate students at Suffolk.
Why should I meet with a tutor?
Regular appointments with a tutor may boost your semester and cumulative GPAs, help you understand course content, strengthen study skills, increase your awareness of other campus resources, help you create specific action plan to achieve academic goals and develop an effective time management system.
How often would I meet with my tutor?
This will be determined by you and your tutor upon your first meeting. A weekly meeting is often recommended, although some students prefer to schedule meetings twice a week.
What should I bring to my tutoring appointment?
Please bring your syllabus, course materials and textbook together with specific questions to get the very best out of your tutoring experience.
How can I get the most of my tutoring appointment?
Who are the peer tutors?
Tutors are students just like you who have earned an "A" in the class for which they tutor. Many of our tutors have been recommended by the faculty for this role and all of them have sought this role because they enjoy helping others and collaborating with their peers.
For Classes Without Tutors
If a tutor is not available for a specific course or content area, students may work with an academic coach. Coaching appointments are made by contacting the BLC.
Become a Tutor
Serving as a peer tutor is a great way to gain marketable skills, build your resume and give back to the Suffolk community. Download the tutoring application [PDF]