Center for Student Success

Peer Tutoring

Peer Tutoring Program

The Peer Tutoring Program provides academic assistance that encourages, promotes, and fosters independent learning skills. 

On the Albany Campus, peer tutoring is generally available for all the core science and math courses for most academic programs.

On the Vermont Campus, peer tutoring is available for the majority of courses in the first and second professional years (P1 and P2) of the Pharm.D. program. 

Tutoring occurs in individual and small group settings to emphasize the rich value of cooperative learning and reinforce time management skills. Tutors are current ACPHS students who have already taken the course, have been approved by a faculty member, and have received CRLA certified training (see below).

Peer Tutoring is available on a by-appointment or drop-in basis. Appointments must be made 24 hours in advance; students do not need to schedule an appointment for drop-in hours.

Please visit the Peer Tutoring Scheduling Website to view tutors' drop-in hours or book an appointment.


The training provided to ACPHS Peer Tutors is compliant with the College Reading and Learning Association’s (CRLA) International Tutor Training Certification Program. You will see “Level 1 Certified” or “Level 2 Certified” next to a tutor’s name on our scheduling website if they have achieved CRLA certification.

Peer Tutors may become certified as a Level 1 tutor by participating in at least 10 hours of training that covers a wide range of tutoring topics, and by accumulating at least 25 hours of hands on tutoring experience in a calendar year. To become Level 2 Certified, Level 1 tutors must pursue in-depth training and additional experience.