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UMAIL: Take Advantage of Tutoring!

Hi Pioneer,

The Learning Commons offers free peer tutoring to all Utica University undergraduates. Whether you are in need of extra help or simply wish to enrich your educational experience, the Learning Commons is here for you!

Our peer tutors are trained and excel in their courses. They are friendly, approachable, and truly enthusiastic about helping their fellow classmates succeed! Tutors are available for most subjects including writing, math, science, business, criminal justice, and cybersecurity.

About Tutoring at Utica

  • Tutoring begins during the second full week of classes.
  • In Fall 2022, in-person tutoring will be available on a drop-in basis at the Learning Commons.  Finding a tutor you need is easy!  Simply look up the drop-in tutoring schedule at utica.edu/tutoring
  • Tutoring sessions are conducted by trained and qualified peer tutors who are selected based on academic achievement, supportive faculty recommendations, and an application and interview process.
  • Tutoring services are FREE to all matriculated Utica undergraduate students. You are already paying tuition, so why not take advantage of this support?

Why should I use tutoring?

  • To identify where exactly I need help or how I can improve as a student in general.
  • To clarify key course concepts.
  • To organize and remember information better.
  • To prepare for a test or quiz.
  • To learn and improve study strategies.
  • To catch up on some material after an excused absence from class.

Tutors can help with:

  • Writing assignments
  • Subject-specific course content
  • Practice with problems and concepts
  • Note-taking and reading
  • Learning and study strategies
  • Time management and organization
  • Test prep and test-taking skills 

What if I need help outside of regular tutoring hours?

Smarthinking is an online tutoring service that provides expert assistance in a variety of subjects, including writing. It is available to you 24/7 at no additional cost. Simply login with your Utica username and password at smarthinking.utica.edu
For more information on tutoring, visit utica.edu/tutoring


What other academic resources can I find in the Library & Learning Commons?

  • Study rooms, computer, scanners, printers, and copiers
  • Plenty of research materials supporting your coursework
  • Librarians who can help with research and citing sources. A Librarian can help you:
    • Find appropriate article databases
    • Select proper search terms
    • Develop research strategies
    • Evaluate which articles are most appropriate
    • Cite sources (i.e. Refworks)
  • You can make research appointments with librarians for help by phone, email, chat, or video conference. See the Library’s web page for more information.


Lisa Rogers
Coordinator of Learning Commons and Instruction
(315) 792-3342


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