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Residential Tutoring Centers: Online Tutoring Available

The Residential Tutoring Centers’ (RTC) services ⁠— which are provided by the Division of Campus Residences and the  Academic Success & Tutoring Center (ASTC)⁠— offer tutoring opportunities to students who have specific questions pertaining to some of the University's most challenging and demanding courses.

Drop-In Tutoring Availability

(Monday February 15th, 2021 - Wednesday May 5th, 2021)
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 
8:00 PM - 10:45 PM (EST) using the zoom online platform
Finals Prep tutoring will also be available on Reading Day, May 10th, between 6pm and 8pm.

Courses Covered


PHYSICS: PHY 122, 125, 127, 131, 132, 142

MATH: MAT 123, 125, 126, 127, 131; AMS 151,161

GEN CHEM: CHE 131, 132



PHYSICS: PHY 125, 131

MATH: MAP 103; MAT 123, 125, 126, 127, 131, 132; AMS 151, 161

GEN CHEM: CHE 131, 132


PHYSICS: PHY 125, 131

MATH: MAT 125, 126, 127, 131, 132; AMS 151, 161




How to Access Our Online Tutoring Service

Step 1 - Accessing Zoom
Visit the "Zoom for Students" website to learn about accessing Zoom for the first time using your authenticated Stony Brook account:
Step 2 - Join the RTC Zoom
Join our Zoom: This Zoom meeting link will only be active during our operating hours. You will be required to log into Zoom through your authenticated Stony Brook account.
Step 3 - Waiting Room
When you join the Zoom meeting, you will enter a waiting room. From that waiting room you will be directed to complete our Google check-in form ( to provide your Stony Brook ID number and let us know what class you would like tutoring.  At this point we ask you to wait for the RTC Assistant Coordinators to review your check-in form submission and assign you to a tutor . This check-in form will only be monitored during our operating hours. Please stay in the Zoom waiting room and wait to be assigned to a breakout room with a tutor.
Step 4 - Assignment to a Tutor
The RTC Assistant Coordinator will use Zoom to assign students in the waiting room to a tutor using the "Breakout Room." function. Once in the breakout room, the tutor session begins - either one on one with the tutor or in a group with multiple students. When you feel finished with tutoring for the night, you can simply close Zoom. If you would like to leave that session and seek tutoring for a different course, you can click "Leave Breakout Room" and submit a new Google check-in form.


Tutoring with Zoom works best when accessed on a desktop or laptop with microphone and speaker capability so you can speak with a tutor. Please email if you have questions about accessing online services from the Residential Tutoring Centers.


In Person Walk-In Tutoring Will Resume at a Later Date

The Residential Tutoring Centers’ services begin during the third week of the Fall and Spring semesters. The last day of tutoring services for each semester is the day before finals, also known as “reading day.” The Residential Tutoring Centers are closed when classes are not in session (i.e. during breaks or in cases of weather emergencies). 

History and Mission 

The RTC launched in the Fall of 2005, under the direction of the Division of Campus Residences. Today, it is under the direction of the Department of Residential Programs. In Spring 2016, a partnership was formed with the ASTC to help ensure consistency in both student tutoring experiences and the engagement RTC tutors in the College Reading & Learning Association (CRLA) tutor certification process. The main goals of the Residential Tutoring Centers are to:

  • Provide tutoring to undergraduate students in a location that is uniquely convenient, by being located right in residence hall spaces.
  • Assist students as they adjust to course structures and pedagogy at a comprehensive Research 1 AAU University.
  • Allow students to learn that asking for help is a part of the learning process.
  • Retain students in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) courses and encourage diversity in these areas.


Student Tutoring Agreement

For more information about the guidelines pertaining to our service, click here. You will be required to electronically sign this form when you check-in to the RTCs.


Contact Us

Michael Gilbert
Assistant Coordinator for Residential Tutoring Centers and Academic Initiatives