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CUNY SPS offers all students a variety of tutoring services, free of charge, both online and in person.
CUNY SPS has a contract with Tutor.com to provide our students with one-on-one tutoring via audio/video/whiteboard conference 24/7 in more than 45 subject areas. Students can quickly access tutors on demand or schedule a session in advance. There are diagnostic quizzes in some subjects, to help students identify where help is needed. Spanish language tutoring is also available (2 pm to 2 am Eastern time) in fourteen subjects covering the areas of basic math, sciences, and social sciences. In addition to tutoring support in academic subject areas, tutors offer assistance in using programs such as Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint, and Careers Services such as résumé and interview help. If you cannot get a convenient appointment with the Writing Fellows (below), Tutor.com allows you to drop off essays for written feedback. For Summer 2019, Tutor.com can be accessed via https://www.tutor.com/cunysps. You will receive an email from tutor.com in the first few days of the summer session with your username and password to access your account. If you cannot locate this email, there are instructions on the site for how to find your username and a link for resetting your password.
CUNY SPS Writing and Quantitative Reasoning Fellows
The Writing Fellows are available whenever classes are in session, and the Quantitative Reasoning Fellows are available during fall and spring semesters only. The fellows can meet with students in person at 101 W. 31st St. (7th Floor), via online conference (video/audio/whiteboard), or can provide asynchronous written feedback on student work. To make an appointment with the fellows please go to our online scheduler. If you have not used our scheduler before, download a PDF with detailed instructions on how to register for the system or make an appointment.
For more information on the fellows and how to get in touch if you have a question or problem, please view the fellows’ websites:
The Writing Fellows are CUNY doctoral students trained in Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) pedagogy. They will not edit or correct your work for you, but will make suggestions for improvements to structure and content and help you identify and correct errors. The fellows can provide assistance at any stage of writing from brainstorming and planning to proofreading and editing, and can assist writers at every stage of ability. The Writing Fellows also provide extensive writing resources on their website.
Quantitative Reasoning Fellows
The Quantitative Reasoning Fellows are CUNY doctoral students who can help students with a range of math-related issues, from basic arithmetic to helping students analyze complex statistical models and tests for academic research. The fellows are skilled in basic mathematical concepts like algebra, geometry, basic accounting, and business math. They can also tutor students in higher-level quantitative courses including statistics from as low as the introductory to as complex as the master’s level, economics, and trigonometry.
The QR Fellows also specialize in helping students develop a deeper sense of quantitative literacy, which teaches the vital academic and life skill of thinking mathematically. They also help students learn how to use the various mathematical software required for most SPS coursework including but not limited to Microsoft Excel, SPSS, STATA, and Tableau. The QR Fellows' website also includes a comprehensive list of online tutorials and help guides for a variety of mathematical software, which is all free and open to students.