Center for Student Success

Peer Tutoring

Peer Tutoring Program

The Center for Student Success offers a variety of tutoring programs to provide academic assistance that encourages, promotes, and fosters independent learning skills.

Peer Tutoring Program

On the Albany Campus, peer tutoring is available for 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.

Types of Peer Tutoring Services

  • Individual Tutor Drop-In Sessions: Weekly scheduled hours for which no appointment is needed to see a tutor. Simply drop-in during the scheduled time.

  • Group Tutor Sessions: Scheduled weekly, tutors are available to meet with students in small groups. No appointment needed!

  • By Appointment Sessions: This is a one-on-one session with a tutor. Tutors list their availability and students can make an appointment to meet individually with them.

Peer 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 training.

Please visit the Center for Student Success Blacboard page 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. This training covers a wide range of tutoring topics. You will see “Level 1 Certified” or “Level 2 Certified” on a tutor’s profile on our scheduling website if they have achieved CRLA certification.

Science Assistance Center (SAC)

On the Albany Campus, professional tutors are available to provide academic services to maximize students’ academic potential and build their confidence in a comfortable and collaborative atmosphere.

The SAC is designed to support the core math and science courses offered in the first two years of the undergraduate programs.

These services are provided on a drop-in basis during daytime business hours and are available during the regular academic year.

The Science Assistance Center is located in room 308 of the Library Building on the Albany Campus. Check the schedule posted outside the door or visit the Center for Student Success Blackboard page to view the SAC schedule.