Do I need an appointment to receive tutoring or can I walk in?
The ASC offers walk-in tutoring as well as tutoring by appointment. If you have a question, by all means, just stop in! However, to avoid disappointment and to better assist you in managing your time overall, the ASC tutors highly encourage appointments. Appointments can be made in person or by calling the ASC @ 315-574-4000.
Is there a charge for tutoring?
No. All tutoring is free.
Can anyone request a tutor?
Yes. If you are a currently enrolled Herkimer College student, either full or part-time, that’s all that’s required.
Are tutors available for every course?
On average, over 75 different courses have tutors, including the core courses needed by most Herkimer College majors. Unfortunately, not every tutor is available all hours, all days of the week. At the beginning of each semester, a current listing of courses with tutors is posted at the entrance to the ASC. A quick swipe of your ID card at the front desk will give you a listing of all tutors available for the courses you are taking, with their available hours. If a tutor is not available for a specific course, the ASC will make every effort to find or suggest alternative resources to help you.
Whether you are taking a class online or just have a question when the Center is closed, the Academic Support Center’s online tutoring service is just a click away! You can ask a specific question, review concepts, or submit a paper for review and comment by emailing your paper or questions to firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling the Academic Support Center at 315-574-4000 to schedule a Skype appointment. You will receive receive an answer via e-mail within 24-78 hours.
If you have questions or would like to learn more about tutoring, contact Academic Support at 315-574-4000 or request information.
Does the Academic Support Center have computers for students to use?
Yes. There are eight computers available in the main area of the ASC and 45 computers in the computer lab. The ASC is completely wireless and laptops are available for check out at the Library circulation desk for use anywhere in the ASC, including the collaborative area and the study rooms. All computers are available to students on a first-come, first-served basis.
Tell me about the tutors in the ASC. Are they good? Do they know their stuff?
Herkimer’s tutoring program is accredited by the College Reading and Learning Association as a Level I program; all tutoring staff receives Level I tutor training.
There are two full-time tutors specializing in writing across the curriculum and math across the curriculum. In addition, we have an Academic Coach who provides study strategies help. Part time tutors are hired each semester to support students in math, science, business, technology, humanities, and social science courses.
All tutors have appropriate subject matter degrees for the areas in which they tutor. They also have years of teaching and tutoring experience to their credit.
To round out the ASC’s tutoring staff, peer tutors are hired each semester in various subject areas. Peer tutors are highly selected students, usually seniors, who have been referred by faculty and who have achieved at least a “B” in the courses they tutor and a minimum GPA of 3.25. Peer tutors are trained and mentored by the full time staff.
How can I become a peer tutor? Are peer tutors paid? How many hours per week can I expect to work if chosen?
To apply to become a Peer Tutor, request an application at the ASC main desk (Ext. 8275). With the application, you’ll also be asked to provide two faculty references. New peer tutors are usually chosen in late spring semester for the upcoming fall. Peer tutors work approximately 5 hours per week and earn $8.00 per hour.
Can I make a tutoring appointment online?
Yes, if you are currently a registered student, you can visit https://ascservices.herkimer.edu/WebGateway to make an appointment with a tutor.
Please call 315-574-4000 with any questions