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How to Apply for a Tutor

Tutoring is a FREE service offered to NCCC students.

Visit the Tutoring Center, located in the Academic Achievement Center, room E-216, and fill out a Tutee Application. The application asks for the course you need help in and for the times you are available to meet with a tutor. This will help increase the possibility of a tutor being available. 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.

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.

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 Academic Achievement Center, E-216, to discuss your options.

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.

Q.  Where does tutoring take place?
A.  Tutoring takes place in the Tutoring Center (E-216), as well as on the third and fourth floor of the library. Tutoring off campus is generally 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 stop by the Academic Achievement Center, room E-216.

How to Become a Tutor

If you are doing well in school and are willing to help others with particular courses, you may want to become a tutor. Besides earning $7.75 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 2.8, at least a "B" in the course you want to tutor or recommendation from an instructor. Tutors choose their times available so you can work around your college schedule – extra time between classes, arrive at the College before your classes begin, or stay longer to tutor after your classes are done.  It is convenient since you are already at the College and you do not have to "drive" to work.  All tutoring is done on campus, during open campus hours.

Visit the Tutoring Center, in E-216 and complete an application to become a tutor. 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. Call the Tutoring Center at: 716.614.6215.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q.  I'd like to be a tutor. What do I do?
A.  Come to the Tutoring Center, located in Academic Achievement Center, E-216 to apply. We'll examine your transcript and hours of availability.

Q.  How much do tutors earn?
A.  The current pay is $7.75 per hour.

Q.  What qualifications do I need to be a tutor?
A.  The minimum requirements are a 2.8 GPA, 20 credit hours accumulated, and at least a "B" in the course 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 (chemistry), and life sciences (biology) 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. The hours you accumulate will then appear 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! All new tutors are required to attend a paid training session, which gives you ideas on teaching strategies. Generally, whatever you have done to become a successful student is what you need to pass on to struggling students.