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.
Classes We Tutor
Schedule an Appointment
You can schedule an appointment:
We also offer drop-in writing tutoring on the first floor of the Sawyer Library at 73 Tremont St.
- By Phone: Call the front desk (617-573-8034) during business hours.
- In Person: Visit us in the CLAS, 73 Tremont St, 9th floor, during business hours.
- Online: Log into your SSC account.
- Drop-in sessions last about 20 to 30 minutes.
- Please bring a hard copy of your paper and an assignment sheet.
- Plan ahead. While the drop-in is a great way to get last minute help on a paper, the drop-in may fill up. Scheduling an appointment in CLAS is the only way to guarantee a session with a writing tutor.
Getting the Most Out of Your Tutoring Session
Who can use tutoring?
You can! Tutoring is available to all undergraduate and graduate students
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
specificaction 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
materialsand textbook together with specific questions to get the very best out of your tutoring experience.
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.
Drop-In Math/Stats Help Sessions
Math/Stats Help offers either individual or small group tutoring on a drop-in basis. We help with content in all mathematics courses up to Math-166, as well as Stats 240 & Stats 250. This is a good place to ask questions about daily homework and lectures before questions become problems.
Students may drop in as often as needed. Located in the CLAS, Drop-in is open more than 20 hours each week, divided between day and evening hours. Drop-in is open and manned from the first week of classes through final exams. Students may visit Drop-in whether they are having severe difficulty, need just a little bit of help, or just want a friendly place in which to do their math homework.
English & Writing Support
Professional and peer English and writing support is available at CLAS by appointment.
Drop-In Library Tutoring
During the fall and spring semesters, we also have drop-in writing tutoring available in the library. For information on hours, please see our current schedule.
English Language Workshops
Improve your English skills in a supportive small-group setting with experienced instructors! For more information, please see our current schedule.
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 CLAS. Also, it is highly recommended that students reach out to their professors if the CLAS cannot provide content specific support.
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. Find out more information about our employment opportunities.