University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown

Tutoring Services

The Academic Success Center (ASC) is the home for tutoring services at Pitt-Johnstown. Tutoring is offered through four ways specifically designed to meet students’ academic needs, with the goal to increase students’ academic success in all content areas.

The Pitt-Johnstown tutoring program follows a peer tutoring model, with full-time students providing all tutoring services. Peer tutors help fellow students develop the skills they need to succeed as independent learners. They model effective strategies and methods for approaching challenging course material.

At Pitt-Johnstown, students have the opportunity to engage in one-on-one individual tutoring, small group tutoring, drop-in sessions, and Supplemental Instruction (SI).

Become a Peer Tutor

Peer tutoring at Pitt-Johnstown offers you a unique opportunity to gain valuable real world experience. In addition to providing a valuable service to other students, it further develops your cognitive and affective skills.

 What are the benefits of being a peer tutor?

Valuable and rewarding experience in providing academic assistance to fellow students Opportunity to review important course concepts and to learn new ways of helping students master course material Training and experience in areas such as helping strategies, problem solving, and instructional methods Tutors earn $7.75/hr

 For more information about the tutoring program, please email tutorupj@pitt.edu

 How do I become a tutor?

Apply online through Campus Services Attend New Tutor Training Interview with the Tutoring Coordinator

 Am I qualified to be a tutor?

A strong record of achievement in content areas (minimum B+ in the designated courses) An overall solid record of achievement (cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher) Effective interpersonal and communication skills, including positive attitude, empathy, patience, and openness; and a strong commitment to helping students succeed academically Basic skills necessary to facilitate peer learning (active listening, appropriate and effective explanation and demonstration of content, recognition of learner’s strengths, etc.)
  • Computer science
    • CS 0406
    • CS 0417
  • Biology
    • BIOL 0110
    • BIOL 0950
    • BIOL 0970
    • BIOL 0980
  • Business
  • Chemistry at all levels
  • Engineering at all levels
  • Economics
  • Nursing
  • Physics at all levels
  • Psychology
  • Geology
  • Spanish
    • SPAN 0112

The ASC is hiring peer tutors for the academic year. Positions are available in all subjects, but we have specific needs in the following areas:

Math at all levels

All tutoring services are free of charge. For more information about the tutoring program, please select the appropriate link.

Drop In Tutoring

The Academic Success Center, in collaboration with several academic departments, offers drop-in tutoring for Chemistry, Math, Public Speaking, Physics, Dynamics/Engineering, Accounting, and Writing.

Sessions are staffed by two or more veteran tutors, who receive weekly training to refresh relevant course content in each discipline. 

Students do not have to schedule an appointment to attend drop-in tutoring and all services are free. 

Subject                                                 Days         Times                                  Location

Math 0001                                             MTWTh     3:30-5:30 & 7:00-9:00         200 Krebs

Math (College Algebra-Calculus II)       MTWTh     3:00-5:00 & 7:00-9:00         221 Krebs

Chemistry (Prep Chem-Gen Chem II)   MTuW      7:00-9:00                             241 ENGSC

                                                              Tu             3:00-5:00                         

Public Speaking                                    MTWTh    4:00-5:00 & 7:00-8:00          130 Krebs

Writing                                                  MTWTh     4:00-5:00 & 7:00-8:00          ASC Learning Lab

APA Style Writing                                 W              6:00pm-8:00pm                    Alcove

Accounting                                           M               4:00pm-6:00pm                   Conference Room

Engr 0017-Intro to ENGR Analysis     TuTh           3:00pm-5:00pm                   232 Blackington

Engr 0018-Intro to ENGR Computing  W               7:00pm-9:00pm                   218 ENGSC

EE 0031-Linear Circuits & Systems I  W                7:00pm-9:00pm                  218 ENGSC

Physics                                                W                6:00pm-8:00pm                  G-25 Owen

Individual Tutoring

Discussing course material and related ideas is a highly effective means to understand and remember content—and individual tutors can serve this role with students, who may request an individual tutor for any class. Each semester, students are eligible to request a tutor for up to two courses. If a tutor is not available for the course, the ASC staff work to identify a potential tutor.

Once a match is identified, students are notified by email. It is the student's responsibility to contact the tutor to arrange a meeting time. Students can meet with their tutor for up to two hours per week.

Apply for a tutor! 

For more information about individual tutoring, email tutorupj@pitt.edu.

Supplemental Instruction

Supplemental Instruction (SI) is an internationally recognized academic success initiative designed to target high-risk courses and courses with high enrollment rates of first year-year students and that serve as broad electives and prerequisite courses. In SI, peer leaders are trained not only to review content but to help students improve study skills and general academic success strategies geared toward each specific course. SI leaders work closely with the collaborating faculty member to provide additional content support to students in the sessions.

Course       CRN              Instructor  SI Leader           SI Email           Session Day  Session Time   Session Location

BIOL 0110  15766, 15917 Webb         Lauren Gechter  lcg23@pitt.edu  Wednesday    7:30 - 8:30 pm   240 Krebs

BIOL 0110  15843, 18611 Henning    Azariah Arthur    ata31@pitt.edu  Tuesday         5:00 - 6:00 pm  119 Krebs

BIOL  0360  18610  Webb (Cell Biology)  Connan Rooney  cor19@pitt.edu  Tuesday  6:00 - 7:00 pm  240 Krebs

BIOL 0950 15765, 17117  Bonachea  Catherine Thomas, cht110@pitt.edu  Thursday  5:00 - 6:00 pm  103 NHS Bldg.

CHEM 0111/0150  15816, 15825, 28576, 28577  Bird  Abigail Chobany, arc157@pitt.edu  Thursday  7:00 - 8:00 pm  211 Krebs

CHEM 0111/0150  30460, 30461  M. Grimminger  Cassie Pascarella, crp67@pitt.edu  Monday  7:30 - 8:30 pm  273 E&S

CHEM 0112/0151  15818, 28545  R. Grimminger  Yang Chen (Mike), yac54@pitt.edu  Thursday  5:00 - 6:00 pm  117 NHS Bldg.

Chem 0190  17113  M. Grimminger  Kaylen Blanco, kab408@pitt.edu  Wednesday  7:00 - 8:00 pm  103 NHS Bldg.

CHEM 0231  15758, 15819  Nigam  Denis Johnson, dej32@pitt.edu  Wednesday  7:00 - 8:00 pm  114 NHS Bldg

ENGR 0017  25656  Tumkor  Jacob Miller, jam543@pitt.edu  Thursday  7:30 - 8:30 pm  218 E&S

ENGR 0017  27302  Tumkor  John Swalligan, jms606@pitt.edu  Thursday  6:00 - 7:00 pm  218 E&S

ENGR 0132  25662  Miller  Isabelle Macioce, ibm7@pitt.edu Wednesday  6:30 - 7:30 pm  130 E&S

GEOG 0810  15762, 15763  Kory  Richard Wagner, rrw31@pitt.edu  Monday  6:00 - 7:00 pm  123 Krebs

HIST 0130  19264  Reist  Irene Ogbo, iao5@pitt.edu  Monday  7:00 - 8:00 pm  120 Krebs

HIST 0610  15888, 26660  Newman  Serena McGrail, sam388@pitt.edu  Wednesday  7:00 - 8:00 pm  134 Blackington

HIST 0620  15839, 26661  Wilson  Taylor Carthew, tmf53@pitt.edu Thursday 5:00 - 6:00 pm 119 Krebs

PHYS 0150  15831, 25479  Walstad Juliah Seymour jas612@pitt.edu  Tuesday  8:00 - 9:00 pm  117 Krebs 

PSY 0270  15794 (lec), 15935 (lab)  Walstad  Jennifer Lishia, jll155@pitt.edu Wednesday 3-4 pm 211 Krebs