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Tutoring Services

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The Learning Center, located on the third floor of the library, provides D'Youville students with tutoring services -  free of charge.  

When should you sign up for tutoring? If you are earning C’s and you want to earn B’s and A's; if you find that your coursework is difficult to comprehend; or if you are failing tests and quizzes and are overwhelmed with the amount of work that you are required to complete, tutoring can help. 

Tutoring is most effective when it occurs consistently throughout the semester. 

Writing Specialist

A writing specialist provides one-on-one writing assistance with any writing assignment for any course for freshman through doctoral students. This includes assistance with grammar, sentence structure, organization, word choice, use of academic language, in-text citations, etc. Writing specialists do not edit papers but can help you learn how to become your own self-editor.

Our writing specialist, Mary Applegate, is available 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM. In advance of your appointment, submit your writing before the session via email to and while booking, specify in the comment section what type of session you prefer: in-person, zoom, phone, or independent review. Sessions are 30-60 minutes. 

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Group tutoring

Group tutoring is offered when several students request tutoring for the same subject. The tutor who is hired will facilitate the group and arrange the sessions.

Peer Tutors

Peer tutors are current students who have successfully completed courses in math, sciences, nursing, and many other disciplines. Services are by appointment only. Requests can be made using our student tutor request form. Tutor requests are generally processed within three days.

Schedule an Appointment

Become a Peer Tutor

In order to qualify to be a tutor, students need to maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher and a grade of B+ or better in the course(s) they would like to tutor.

Peer Tutor Application

Tutor. Com is an online, on demand service available 24/7 and provides tutoring in over 100 academic subjects as well as in study skills. Use this site in addition to or instead of working with a peer tutor. From your course canvas page, click on and follow the prompts.

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How long is a tutoring session?

Generally peer tutoring sessions are 60 minutes one time per week, but our tutors are flexible and can often afford students additional time if necessary.

How do I cancel my appointment?

If you cannot keep an appointment, please call your tutor 24 hours in advance. If you miss two consecutive appointments, and do not contact your tutor, your regularly scheduled hour session will be cancelled.

Peer Tutoring 

For peer tutoring service, make an appointment.


Request to become a peer tutor using the application form.