Peer & Professional Tutors

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The Learning Commons is the home for tutoring on campus.  Located in the Library, the Learning Commons offers professional and peer tutor staff to assist in developing your writing and study skills, as well as space to study and many available computers structured for individual or group work.  Professional tutors are also available for nursing, math and science courses.  Peer tutors are available in all courses (when possible).

Come visit the Library’s Learning Commons. Appointments are recommended but drop-in assistance is available at various times throughout the week as are walk-in sessions.

Tutor Trac Peer Tutoring

Peer tutors are students just like you except that they’ve already taken the class (and done very well) for which you’re seeking help. Peer tutors are available by appointment only.

Peer tutoring is available during Fall and Spring semesters to all Mount Aloysius students. If you would like assistance, first check the list below to see if there is a tutor for your course. If you see a tutor for your class then please fill out the Request-a-Tutor form.

AR120BL398CR320PS375RS300
ASL102BL401CR481PS380RS306
ASL103CH101EN206PS440RS308
ASL108CH102EN240PY101RS312
ASL201CH301EN360PY102RS317
ASL202CH401HS101RAD100RS318
ASL240CM112HS102RAD103RS330
ASL260CM220HS201RAD108SC105
BL101CM2305HS202RAD109SC125
BL102CR101HS220RAD110SC404
BL116CR102MA109RAD111SO101
BL201CR103NU220RAD203SO215
BL202CR210NU240RAD204
BL206CR213NU260RAD205
BL210CR260NU275RAD209
BL230CR263NU430RAD211
BL250CR264PL105RAD212
BL281CR270PS101RS202
BL320CR293PS203RS206
BL355CR295PS240RS281

Be sure to indicate times you are NOT available on the form.

  • You will receive a confirmation email when your tutoring appointment has been scheduled
  • Contact Theresa Spanella with any question or concerns

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
Email: cburlingame@mtaloy.edu

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

Ms. Anne Volk, M.Div.
Learning Specialist
Office: Library
Phone Number: 814-886-6416
Email: avolk@mtaloy.edu

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

Math/Stats

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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