Peer & Professional Tutors

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Step 1: Please click on this chart to see if your course is supported by tutoring before requesting your peer tutor.



Step 2: Officially request tutoring services by completing the REQUEST-A-TUTOR-FORM

Step 3: Within 48 hours, check your MAC email for a message from Theresa Spanella. This message will contain the name of your assigned tutor and directions for scheduling.

You can only schedule with your assigned tutor.

Tutor Trac Peer Tutoring

If you excel in a particular course, we might even hire you to tutor other students who may be having difficulties! It’s a win-win situation!  Fill out the Peer Tutor Application and return it to the Learning Commons Coordinator for consideration.

Professional Tutoring

Professional tutors are available a) by appointment, b) on a drop-in basis (a tutor will be on duty in the Learning Commons on a first-come, first-served basis) or c) on a walk-in basis where the student is basically taking a chance that a tutor maybe available.

SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT with any professional tutor by logging in to Tutortrac using your campus credentials for log-in.

Mr. Christopher Burlingame 
Writing Consultant
Office: Library
Phone Number: 814-886-6566

Ms. Karen Castagnola, M.S.N., R.N.
Professional Health Studies Tutor
Office: Pierce 207
Phone Number: 814-886-6440

Ms. Anne Volk, M.Div.
Learning Specialist
Office: Library
Phone Number: 814-886-6416

Drop in Hours

All sessions occur in the Learning Commons 1st floor of the Library (unless otherwise noted) 

Writing/Study Skills/time Management

Thursdays 5:00-7:00pm


Tuesdays 3:00-5:00pm

Health Studies/Science

Mondays 3:15-5:15

(Buhl Lab, Basement)

Applications/Forms/Resources Supplemental Instruction

Supplemental Instruction is a method of collaborative learning support where a student who has completed the class will attend your class, take notes, read homework assignments and then hold regular review sessions designed to help you become a better student.

SI Planning Sheet

SI Leader Time Sheet

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