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The Academic Success and Tutoring Center (ASTC) supports Stony Brook University’s mission of ensuring a comprehensive, high quality undergraduate education by providing services that complement classroom instruction and encourage student success. Through collaborative efforts with academic departments and student services, the ASTC enhances, promotes, and develops tutorial and academic success programs, and is committed to creating an inclusive, supportive, student-centered learning environment, which stimulates critical thinking and productive learning.


The ASTC will not be hosting services during Thanksgiving Break.  

Our appointment-based tutoring schedule is open on Navigate.

See if your course has ASTC appointment-based tutoring support by clicking here.

ASTC in-person, drop-in tutoring is being offered for select PHY, CHE, and BIO courses.

RTC in-person, evening/late night, drop-in tutoring will begin Monday, September 12th. 

Online, evening/late night, drop-in tutoring through STAR-NY will begin September 4th. 

All services listed above are FREE.

ASTC Core Services

Course-Based Tutoring

The ASTC offers undergraduate students FREE one-on-one and small group tutoring appointments for various courses. In-person and online drop-in tutoring is also available for a variety of courses.Learn More(Course-Based Tutoring)

Skill-Based Tutoring

This service gives students the opportunity to work one-on-one with a tutor to develop and enhance their academic success strategies in areas such as time management, studying, goal setting, and using campus resources.Learn More(Skill-Based Tutoring)

Peer Assisted Learning

During Peer Assisted Learning (PAL) sessions, students work together to gain a deeper understanding of the course content. The PAL leaders create an informal, relaxed environment where students are challenged to work through course related problems together and share study strategies. Currently, the ASTC offers PAL for MAT 123, MAT 125, & MAT 126.Learn More(Peer Assisted Learning)

ASC 101

ASC 101: Practicing Engaging Presentations (P.E.P.) is a six-week, zero credit seminar that allows students to learn and practice effective public speaking and presentation techniques. The course fulfills the SPK requirement of the Stony Brook Curriculum.Learn More(ASC 101)