Tutoring and Academic Support

The Tutoring Center, located in the Center for Student Success, assists students in becoming independent and successful learners. Each semester, faculty recommend students who have successfully completed their courses to act as Peer Tutors for individual tutoring and study groups.

Our Tutors

  • review assignments
  • help students plan long and short-term goals
  • assist students in becoming independent learners
  • help students develop methods and strategies to solving problems rather than simply giving answers to questions
  • assist with study strategy and time management

If you are new to the Tutoring Center, you can register and schedule an appointment. Students are allowed 5 hours of tutoring per week.

Our Mission

The mission of the Tutoring Center is to assist undergraduate students in becoming independent and successful learners.

To accomplish this mission Simmons provides course content tutors in many disciplines (e.g., math, biology, chemistry, modern languages) as well as study skills and time management.

Learning Outcomes

Students/Tutees will be able to:

  • prioritize which aspects of their work they want to strengthen
  • use strategies and resources to develop skills
  • apply with confidence what they have learned plan next steps

Peer Tutors will be able to:

  • diagnose tutees' understanding and skills
  • negotiate with tutees how best to support them
  • provide guidance and resources
  • apply interpersonal and technical skills as well as flexibility to meet the needs of tutees

Center for Student Success

The Center for Student Success (CSS), located on the ground floor of LeFavour Hall, houses the Office of Undergraduate Advising, the Writing Center and Tutoring Center, the Center for Global Education, the Office of Accessibility Services, and the Career Education Center.

Tutoring Center

Center for Student Success, Ground Floor, Lefavour Hall

JoJo Jacobson

Director, Academic Support and Accessibility

Brendan Halpin

Assistant Director of Academic Support