Tutoring Center

Request A Tutor
Become A Tutor

Learning Centers

Academic Achievement Center
Math Center
Writing Center

Staff

Alexandra Fuerch
Coordinator of Tutoring
Phone: (716) 614-6215
Email: afuerch@niagaracc.suny.edu

How to Apply for a Tutor

Tutoring is a FREE service offered to NCCC students.

If we have a tutor for your course who is available when you are, you will be contacted by the Tutoring Office or the Tutor within a week. If we do not have a student tuor in place, it could take two – three weeks, or more. We do our best to find a tutor, but there is no guarantee.

To request a tutor, complete our online Request a Tutor form. A form must be completed each semester. If you are signing up for tutoring in more than one course, you will need to complete a new form for each course. The application asks for the course you need help in and for the times you are available to meet with a tutor. More availability will help increase the possibility of being placed with a tutor. We place our tutors based on a match of their availability and your availability.

If we have a tutor for your course who is available when you are, you will be contacted by the Tutoring Office or the Tutor within a week. If we do not have a student tutor in place, it could take two – three weeks, or more. We do our best to find a tutor, but there is no guarantee.

Visit the Tutoring Center, located in the Library Learning Commons, D-215, if you have any questions, comments or concerns regarding tutoring.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q.  I'm struggling in my class! How do I get a tutor?
A.  Go to the Tutoring Center located in the Library Learning Commons, D-215, to discuss your options or click the "Request a Tutor" link to fill out an application.

Q.  What will tutoring cost me?
A.  Nothing. It is a free service we offer to NCCC students.

Q.  Do you have tutors in everything?
A.  We have tutors in a large variety of courses. If we don't currently have a tutor for the course you need, we'll do our best to find one.

Q.  How long does it take to get a tutor?
A.  If a tutor is available for your needed course and time of availability, you will be contacted within a week. If we do not have a student tutor in place, it could take two – three weeks, or more. We do our best to find a tutor, but there is no guarantee.

Q.  Where does tutoring take place?
A.  Tutoring can take place anywhere on campus, except for the dorms. Most tutoring occurs in the Library Learning Commons, D-200. Tutoring off campus is not permitted.

Q.  I am not failing my class, but I want to improve my grade. Can I get a tutor?
A.  Yes, you can get a tutor. A benefit of tutoring, besides improved grades, is moral support from tutors and perhaps some study skill strategies.

Q.  How do I contact the Tutoring Center?

A.  Call us at 716.614.6215 or email us at: tutoring@niagaracc.suny.edu, or visit us at: Visit us at: Tutoring Office, D-215

How to Become a One-on-One Tutor

If you are doing well in school and are willing to help others, you may want to become a tutor. Besides earning $8.50 per hour, tutoring can help you gain knowledge in your field, increase your self-esteem, and make an impression on your resume.

Tutors are required to have a minimum of 20 credit hours accumulated, a grade point average of at least 3.0, and at least a "B" in the course they want to tutor. Tutors choose their times available so they cab work around their college schedule, such as using extra time between classes, arriving at the college before their classes begin, or staying longer to tutor after their classes are done.  It is convenient since tutors are already at the college and do not have to "drive" to work.  All tutoring is done on campus, during open campus hours.

To become a tutor, complete the online Tutor Application Form. We will examine your transcripts, hours of availability, and courses you want to tutor, in order to determine if the tutoring center could use your services.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q.  How much do tutors earn?
A.  The current pay is $8.50 per hour.

Q.  What qualifications do I need to be a tutor?
A.  The minimum requirements are 20 credit hours accumulated, a 3.0 GPA, and at least a "B" in the course(s) you wish to tutor.

Q.  How often will I work as a tutor?
A.  That depends on how many students request a tutor for your area of expertise and on your hours of availability. You can limit your hours as you choose.

Q.  In which classes do students most request tutoring?
A.  Math, physical sciences, and life sciences are the most requested areas.

Q.  Due to unemployment benefits, social services, etc., I am unable to earn any money but I would love to tutor. What can I do?
A.  You can be a volunteer tutor and "Tutoring" can be put on your co-curricular transcript.

Q.  I'm a good student and I'd like to be a tutor, but I don't know how to tutor!

A.  Don't panic! When you become a tutor, you are required to attend a paid training session, which will give you ideas on teaching strategies. Generally, the strategies you have used to become a successful student are what you need to pass on to struggling students.

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