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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
- BIOL 0110
- BIOL 0950
- BIOL 0970
- BIOL 0980
- Chemistry at all levels
- Engineering at all levels
- Physics at all levels
- 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
- Computer science
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
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.
For more information about individual tutoring, email email@example.com.
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org Wednesday 7:30 - 8:30 pm 240 Krebs
BIOL 0110 15843, 18611 Henning Azariah Arthur email@example.com Tuesday 5:00 - 6:00 pm 119 Krebs
BIOL 0360 18610 Webb (Cell Biology) Connan Rooney firstname.lastname@example.org Tuesday 6:00 - 7:00 pm 240 Krebs
BIOL 0950 15765, 17117 Bonachea Catherine Thomas, email@example.com Thursday 5:00 - 6:00 pm 103 NHS Bldg.
CHEM 0111/0150 15816, 15825, 28576, 28577 Bird Abigail Chobany, firstname.lastname@example.org Thursday 7:00 - 8:00 pm 211 Krebs
CHEM 0111/0150 30460, 30461 M. Grimminger Cassie Pascarella, email@example.com Monday 7:30 - 8:30 pm 273 E&S
CHEM 0112/0151 15818, 28545 R. Grimminger Yang Chen (Mike), firstname.lastname@example.org Thursday 5:00 - 6:00 pm 117 NHS Bldg.
Chem 0190 17113 M. Grimminger Kaylen Blanco, email@example.com Wednesday 7:00 - 8:00 pm 103 NHS Bldg.
CHEM 0231 15758, 15819 Nigam Denis Johnson, firstname.lastname@example.org Wednesday 7:00 - 8:00 pm 114 NHS Bldg
ENGR 0017 25656 Tumkor Jacob Miller, email@example.com Thursday 7:30 - 8:30 pm 218 E&S
ENGR 0017 27302 Tumkor John Swalligan, firstname.lastname@example.org Thursday 6:00 - 7:00 pm 218 E&S
ENGR 0132 25662 Miller Isabelle Macioce, email@example.com Wednesday 6:30 - 7:30 pm 130 E&S
GEOG 0810 15762, 15763 Kory Richard Wagner, firstname.lastname@example.org Monday 6:00 - 7:00 pm 123 Krebs
HIST 0130 19264 Reist Irene Ogbo, email@example.com Monday 7:00 - 8:00 pm 120 Krebs
HIST 0610 15888, 26660 Newman Serena McGrail, firstname.lastname@example.org Wednesday 7:00 - 8:00 pm 134 Blackington
HIST 0620 15839, 26661 Wilson Taylor Carthew, email@example.com Thursday 5:00 - 6:00 pm 119 Krebs
PHYS 0150 15831, 25479 Walstad Juliah Seymour firstname.lastname@example.org Tuesday 8:00 - 9:00 pm 117 Krebs
PSY 0270 15794 (lec), 15935 (lab) Walstad Jennifer Lishia, email@example.com Wednesday 3-4 pm 211 Krebs