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
Peer Tutor Program
Peer tutors are undergraduate and graduate students who are trained by the CLAS staff. Tutors guide students by offering techniques and strategies to strengthen the learning experience in studio and academic courses. Tutoring is a free service available to matriculated students. Sessions are held weekly for one hour.
CLAS offers Online Tutoring Sessions [PDF], too! When making your appointment, you have the option to select "Online Tutoring Services" as the location. This lets you schedule a remote tutoring session on your laptop, desktop computer, or tablet. All you need are an internet connection and your device. Suffolk has Procedures and Best Practices for Using Online Tutoring [PDF] to ensure that your sessions go as smoothly as possible.
Tutoring for Art & Design
The CLAS provides tutoring services to Art & Design students. This academic support programs offered are specifically tailored to visual arts majors.
For more information, email Hannah Shapiro.
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.
Schedule A Tutoring Appointment
You can schedule an appointment:
- 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 Navigate account.
We also offer Writing Drop-in Services on the first floor of the Sawyer Library at 73 Tremont St. during fall and spring semesters.
- 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.
For more information on our tutoring program, please contact us by phone at 617-573-8034, or visit our office in 73 Tremont, 9th Floor.
Important Information about Tutoring
Who can use tutoring?
You can! Tutoring is available to all undergraduate and graduate 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.
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.
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.
9th Floor of 73 Tremont
Professional and peer English and writing support is available at CLAS by appointment.
Drop-In Writing Tutoring
We also have drop-in writing tutoring available in the library beginning the week of February 5th. For information on hours, please see our current schedule [PDF].
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.