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Student Advising

Tutoring Service

The CC/SEAS Tutoring Service offers tutoring for all CC and SEAS undergraduate students.

Although students can request tutoring for any course, the following courses are most likely to be filled:

  • Physics (PHYS 1201, 1202, 1401, 1402)
  • General Chemistry (CHEM 1403, 1404)
  • Organic Chemistry (CHEM 3443, 3444)
  • Principles of Economics (ECON 1105)
  • Calculus I, II & III (MATH 1101, 1102, 1201)
  • Biology (BIOL 2005, 2006)
  • Intro to Statistics with Calculus (STAT 1211)

Highly qualified and trained tutors assist students with mastering their course content, sharpening their testing and writing skills, and maximizing their potential for academic achievement. When combined with regular attendance of classes and recitations, visits to professors' office hours, use of departmental "Help Rooms," and formation of peer study groups, tutoring serves as a proactive step for students to ensure academic success. If you are interested in requesting a tutor for any of the courses listed above, please make an appointment with your advising dean, who can request a tutor on your behalf. 

Tutors are generally undergraduate students, with a few being graduate students. Tutors typically advise in small groups, ranging from 3-5 students, which meet for up to two hours per week in public spaces on campus. These tutoring groups  are formed on a first-come, first serve basis with available tutors. Tutoring is a semester-long commitment which ends on the last day of classes. There is no tutoring after the last day of classes. It is strongly recommended that a student that is assigned a tutor attend an Academic Skill-Building Workshop (offered through ASP): topics include study skills, time management, and note taking. Students who anticipate needing a tutor are encouraged to request one as early as possible.

Center for Student Advising


403 Alfred Lerner Hall
2920 Broadway
New York, NY 10027

Call: (212) 854-6378

Fax: (212) 854-2562

Office Hours
9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Walk-in Hours
3:00 p.m.–4:30 p.m.