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Residential Tutoring Centers

The Residential Tutoring Centers (RTC) is a serviced offered by the  Division of Campus Residences  and the   Academic Success & Tutoring Center  to provide tutoring to help answer your specific questions in some of the University's most challenging and demanding courses. 

The Residential Tutoring Services does not open until the third week of the fall and spring semesters. The last day for each semester is reading day. The Residential Tutoring Services are closed when classes are not in session, such as spring break or weather emergencies.


History and Mission 

The Residential Tutoring Centers (RTCs) were inaugurated in the Fall of 2005 under the direction of the Division of Campus Residences. Today it is under the direction of the division of Residential Programs. In Spring 2016, a partnership was formed with the Academic Success & Tutoring Center to help ensure a consistency in tutoring experiences as well as engaging RTC tutors in the College Reading & Learning Association 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 structure and pedagogy at a comprehensive Research 1 AAU University.
  • Allow students to learn that asking for help is apart of the learning process.
  • Retain students in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) courses and encourage diversity in these areas.


Become a Tutor

Tutors help peers to succeed academically. They conduct tutoring sessions to clarify course content and provide study strategies. They are selected on the basis of academic skill, character, and the ability to communicate well with others.


  • Must be currently enrolled as an undergraduate or graduate student at Stony Brook University 
  • Have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.20
  • Must have attained a B+ or better in the course at Stony Brook
  • Must be in good standing: No judicial or academic dishonesty charges
  • Must possess strong interpersonal communication skills and a desire to assist fellow students
  • Must provide a brief recommendation from the course instructor for each course that the student wishes to tutor

Approximate # of Hours: Varies

Hourly Wage:  $12.50

Application Deadline: Rolling basis. Applications received at this time will be held and considered for Fall 2018 positions.

How to Apply: See our " Become a Tutor" page for application details 

Contact Us

Eric Coffey 
Assistant Coordinator for Residential Tutoring Centers and Academic Initiatives