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Tutoring Services

The Academic Success Center (ASC) is the home for tutoring services at Pitt-Johnstown. Tutoring is offered through four ways specifically designed to meet students’ academic needs, with the goal to increase students’ academic success in all content areas. All tutoring services are free of charge. 

The Pitt-Johnstown tutoring program follows a peer tutoring model, with full-time students providing all tutoring services. Peer tutors help fellow students develop the skills they need to succeed as independent learners. They model effective strategies and methods for approaching challenging course material.

At Pitt-Johnstown, students have the opportunity to engage in one-on-one individual tutoring, small group tutoring, drop-in sessions, and Supplemental Instruction (SI).

REMOTE LEARNING UPDATE:

The overarching aim of the Academic Success Center is to support Pitt-Johnstown’s mission to offer a high-quality educational experience by providing comprehensive services designed to strengthen learning, promote success, and enhance retention of students. We recognize that recent, unforeseen circumstances represent a major challenge to ASC services, including tutoring. However, we want to assure you that we are still here to assist students in any way we can. For tutoring, this means a transition to online adapted services through Zoom. Tutors are using Zoom because it allows screensharing, has a whiteboard feature, and video/audio capabilities. The links to the Drop In tutoring Zoom sessions are listed under the Drop In tutoring tab below.

Drop-In Writing Update from Dr. Justus

For more infomration about each type of tutoring including dates, times, and ZOOM links, please select the links below.

Drop In Tutoring

The Academic Success Center, in collaboration with several academic departments, offers drop-in tutoring for Chemistry, Math, Public Speaking, Physics, Engineering, Accounting, and Writing.  

Sessions are staffed by two or more veteran tutors, who receive weekly training to refresh relevant course content in each discipline. 

Students do not have to schedule an appointment to attend drop-in tutoring and all services are free. 

Spring 2020 Semester Remote Learning Update

For the remainder of the Spring 2020 semester, drop in tutoring will be offered through Zoom - an online video conferencing tool - or through the Virtual Drop Box in Campus Services.  The Zoom links below are unique to the specific subject and time.  Students can join or leave the Zoom session at any time.  Questions about how to join can be directed to tutorupj@pitt.edu.

Drop In Tutoring Dates and Times
Subject Days Times Location
Math  (College Algebra - Calculus II)
M Tu W Th 3:00-5:00pm Click Here for Math 3-5 Session Zoom Link
M Tu W Th 7:00-9:00pm Click Here for Math 7-9 Session Zoom Link
Chemistry  (Prep Chem - Gen Chem II) M Tu W 7:00-9:00pm Click Here for Chem 7-9 Session Zoom Link
M Tu W 3:00-5:00pm Click Here for Chem 3-5 Session Zoom Link
Public Speaking M Tu W Th
4:00-5:00pm
7:00-8:00pm
Virtual Drop Box located in Campus Services
Writing M Tu W Th
4:00-5:00pm
7:00-8:00pm
Virtual Drop Box located in Campus Services
Accounting Cancelled
ENGR 0018 - Intro to ENGR Computing TBD TBD Zoom Link TBD
EE 0031 - Linear Circuits & Systems I TBD TBD Zoom Link TBD
Physics Tu 6:00-10:00pm Click here for Physics Zoom Link
W TBD Zoom Link TBD
Individual Tutoring

Discussing course material and related ideas is a highly effective means to understand and remember content—and individual tutors can serve this role with students, who may request an individual tutor for any class. Each semester, students are eligible to request a tutor for up to two courses.

Once a match is identified, students are notified by email. It is the student's responsibility to contact the tutor to arrange a meeting time. Students can meet with their tutor for up to two hours per week.

Apply for a tutor! 

Spring 2020 Semester Remote Learning Update

Individual tutoring will continue for the Spring 2020 semester, please contact your matched tutor for details on how to connect. For more information about individual tutoring, email tutorupj@pitt.edu.

Supplemental Instruction

Supplemental Instruction (SI) is an internationally recognized academic success initiative designed to target high-risk courses and courses with high enrollment rates of first year-year students and that serve as broad electives and prerequisite courses. In SI, peer leaders are trained not only to review content but to help students improve study skills and general academic success strategies geared toward each specific course. SI leaders work closely with the collaborating faculty member to provide additional content support to students in the sessions.

Spring 2020 Semester Remote Learning Update

For the remainder of the Spring 2020 semester,  supplemental instruction will be offered through Zoom - an online video conferencing tool.  The Zoom links below are unique to the specific professor, subject, and time.  Students can join or leave the Zoom session at any time.  Questions about how to join can be directed to tutorupj@pitt.edu.

Supplemental Instruction (SI) Dates and Times
Course SI Leader Session Day Session Time Session Link/Location
BIOL 0110 with Dr. Robart Lauren Gechter M 5:00-6:00pm Lauren's 5:00 SI Zoom Link
BIOL 0110 with Dr. Webb Lauren Gechter M 6:00-7:00pm Lauren's 6:00 SI Zoom Link
BIOL 0120 with Dr. Dahlin-Schuster Katherine Christopher F 4:00-5:00pm Katherine's SI Zoom Link
BIOL 0360 with Dr. Webb Conan Rooney Tu 7:00-8:00pm Conan's SI Zoom Link
April 9th 7:00pm Conan's Exam Review Zoom Link
BIOL 0950 with Dr. Henning Gabriella Cimba Cancelled
BIOL 0980 with Dr. Henning Madeline Kats Cancelled
CHEM 0112/0151 with Dr. Bell-Loncella Connor Harriman TBD TBD Zoom Link TBD
CHEM 0112/0151 with Dr. Grimminger Yang (Mike) Chen M 6:00-7:00pm Zoom Link TBD
Th 7:00-8:00pm Zoom Link TBD
CHEM 0112/0151 with Dr. Bird Abby Chobany W 6:00-7:00pm Abby's Zoom Link
CHEM 0190 with Dr. Grimminger Georgia Boyd-Matic Tu 7:00-8:00pm Georgia's SI Zoom Link
CHEM 0231 with Dr. Tracey Denis Johnson Th 7:00-8:00pm Denis's SI Zoom Link
ENGR 0132 with Dr. Miller Isabelle Macioce M 5:00-6:00pm Isabelle's SI Zoom Link
GEOG 0810 with Dr. Kory Richard Wagner M 6:00-7:00pm Zoom Link TBD
Megan Ponczek W 5:00-6:00pm Email Megan Questions
HIST 0120 with Dr. Reist Class SI Completed
HIST 0130 with Dr. Matson Jacob Eakin W 6:00-7:00pm Zoom Link TBD
HIST 0610 with Dr. Newman Class SI Completed
HIST 0620 with Dr. Wilson Taylor Carthew Tu 5:00-7:00pm Zoom Link TBD
HIST 1409 with Dr. Newman Dylan Nelson Th 4:00-5:00pm Zoom Link TBD
PHYS 0150 with Dr. Walstad Juliah Seymour M 7:00-8:00pm Juliah's SI Zoom Link code: 029590
PHYS 0152 with Dr. Martin Tyler Duplin Th 6:00-8:00pm Tyler's SI Zoom Link
PSY 0270 with Dr. Jimenez Jennifer Lishia W 2:00-3:00pm Zoom Link TBD
Become a Peer Tutor

Peer tutoring at Pitt-Johnstown offers you a unique opportunity to gain valuable real world experience. In addition to providing a valuable service to other students, it further develops your cognitive and affective skills.

 What are the benefits of being a peer tutor?

Valuable and rewarding experience in providing academic assistance to fellow students Opportunity to review important course concepts and to learn new ways of helping students master course material Training and experience in areas such as helping strategies, problem solving, and instructional methods Tutors earn $8.00-$8.75 per hour.

 For more information about the tutoring program, please email tutorupj@pitt.edu

 How do I become a tutor?

Apply online through Campus Services Attend New Tutor Training Interview with the Tutoring Coordinator

 Am I qualified to be a tutor?

A strong record of achievement in content areas (minimum B+ in the designated courses) An overall solid record of achievement (cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher) Effective interpersonal and communication skills, including positive attitude, empathy, patience, and openness; and a strong commitment to helping students succeed academically Basic skills necessary to facilitate peer learning (active listening, appropriate and effective explanation and demonstration of content, recognition of learner’s strengths, etc.)