The Learning Center

The Learning Center provides a variety of opportunities for students to discover their learning preferences and build successful academic behaviors. Students who regularly use our services tend to show increased academic confidence, stronger learning skills, and improvement in their coursework.

The Learning Center Distance Learning Services during COVID-19

Nightowl online tutoring continues as usual Sundays -Thursdays, from 7:00pm-Midnight for a variety of subjects.

Professional Tutoring is offering online tutoring for students beginning March 30th. Students who currently meet with Professional Tutors have been contacted via email. Students who are interested in signing up to work with a professional tutor online, please email or call 607-753-4309 and leave a message.

Supplemental Instruction (SI) is offering peer-led, collaborative study groups online. The online drop-in review sessions integrate how to learn with what to learn for each covered course. See the schedule at

Peer Tutoring will be resuming online. Students who currently meet with Peer Tutors will be contacted via email. More information about signing up for Peer Tutoring will be available soon; watch this space for updates!

Peer-Led Team Learning (PLTL) has concluded for the semester. However, online General Chemistry support is available via Nightowl online tutoring. 

Professional Tutoring

Student with professional tutor

Professional tutoring is individualized, skill-based sessions in reading, study strategies, math, time management and writing. 

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student visiting the Nightowl site on her laptop.

Nightowl offers real-time, online after-hours help for undergrad-level writing, math, chemistry, biology, physics, psychology and accounting

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Peer-Led Team Learning (PLTL) for Chemistry

Students in a peer tutoring session

PLTL is peer-led collaboration to practice solving chemistry problems for General Chemistry 1 and 2.

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Peer Tutoring

Students studying together.

Peer Tutoring is a one-to-one session model focusing on how best to study for and think about content.

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Supplemental Instruction

Supplemental Instruction in a small group

Supplemental Instruction is peer-led collaborative groups integrating how to learn with what to learn.

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Student Resources

Help achieve academic success by downloading or printing digital handouts.

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Inclement Weather Policy

When the campus cancels classes due to inclement weather, The Learning Center and its programs (Professional Tutoring, Supplemental Instruction (SI), Peer-Led Team Learning (PLTL), and Peer Tutoring) will also be cancelled. SUNY Cortland announces these cancellations on the campus homepage and via email. Generally, our online tutoring service will continue to operate during inclement weather. For questions about online tutoring, please e-mail Amy Russell.

Professional tutors, who are learning specialists, coordinate and supervise all peer-led programs.
SUNY Cortland students can access free Read&Write software to support reading and writing skills.


Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

The Learning Center

Van Hoesen Hall, Room B-205
Cortland, NY 13045
Phone: 607-753-4309
Email TLC