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.
Professional tutors, who are learning specialists, coordinate and supervise all peer-led programs.
Peer Tutoring will be available Monday-Friday for course-specific tutoring. All tutoring sessions will take place online through the Pisces platform where students can use video, audio, chat, and a whiteboard drawing canvas to interact with our trained student tutors. Tutoring will begin on September 14, 2020. To work with a tutor, please sign up on the Make First Appointment page.
Supplemental Instruction will be online this semester, using the Webex platform. To attend a session, go to the session information list and use the pull down menu to find your class’ session schedule and the Webex room address. Then on the designated day and time, visit the address, and click on “Join the Meeting.” SI will begin on Monday, September 14th.
Peer Led Team Learning offers online problem-solving workshops for General Chemistry students. In these workshops, trained student leaders help participants practice solving chemistry problems together. Each online workshop meets in Microsoft Teams weekly for 90 minutes throughout the semester. To enroll in a workshop, use the enrollment link available Wednesday, September 2 on the PLTL Homepage. Workshops begin September 14.
Nightowl is Cortland’s online tutoring service, open Sunday through Thursday from 7 p.m. to midnight. Students can receive one-on-one help with math, writing, physics, economics, accounting psychology, biology, chemistry and organic chemistry. cortland.edu/tlc/nightowl
Professional Tutoring offers online tutoring appointments for Writing, Math, Reading, Chemistry, Study Skills, Time Management and Test-Taking. These appointments are synchronous, taking place in real time, and will occur via the Pisces platform where students can use video, audio, chat, and a whiteboard drawing canvas to work with our Professional Tutors. If you are interested in signing up to work with a professional tutor online, please call 607-753-4309 or email TLC@cortland.edu.
Professional tutoring is individualized, skill-based sessions in reading, study strategies, math, time management and writing.
Nightowl offers real-time, online after-hours help for undergrad-level writing, math, chemistry, biology, physics, psychology and accounting
PLTL is peer-led collaboration to practice solving chemistry problems for General Chemistry 1 and 2.
Peer Tutoring is a one-to-one session model focusing on how best to study for and think about content.
Supplemental Instruction is peer-led collaborative groups integrating how to learn with what to learn.
Help achieve academic success by downloading or printing digital handouts.
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.
SUNY Cortland students can access free Read&Write software to support reading and writing skills.