Tutoring sessions provide an opportunity to supplement what your students learn in
class. The session allows them to meet with a tutor, either one-on-one or in a small
group, to review course material and to ask questions. Tutoring should always be used
in conjunction with instructor’s and TA’s office hours. The purpose of a tutor is
to guide and explain concepts so that students can obtain the skills to fully integrate
course material. A tutor will not complete assignments, exams, or projects.
Tutors and students set and develop strategies to achieve academic goals.
To become a tutor for the ASTC, students must meet the following requirements:
Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.20
B+ or better in the course they wish to tutor
Completed the course at SBU
Be in good standing at SBU
Obtain a recommendation from course instructor
Yes! We welcome any recommendations for outstanding students. All you have to do is
complete our Faculty Recommendation Form.
Yes. Please contact the ASTC to discuss what options are available to support your
ASTC tutors go through a comprehensive training program to ensure that they have the
skills to assist their peers while upholding academic integrity at Stony Brook University.
As part of our application process, students are required to submit a brief recommendation
from the instructor of the course that they want to tutor. The recommendations are
kept confidential and are not shared with the student. The recommendation can be submitted
via our short web form or inter-office mail using our pdf.