Learning Center Information for Our Faculty and Staff
Our partnership with SUNY College at Plattsburgh faculty is essential to our department's success and growth. Faculty members refer students to our services, recommend students to become tutors, and provide essential feedback regarding our academic support services by contacting our office.
|Faculty Tutor Recommendation Form (Please download, complete, and forward to the Learning Center).||Faculty Tutor Recommendation Form|
Recommending Students to Become Tutors
If you think one of your former students would be a good tutor, please discuss the possibility with the student and if he or she is willing, please refer them to the Learning Center.
Please note: The Learning Center wants to employ as many tutors as we can. However, some classes are of higher demand. Thus, we recruit tutors in those subject areas first. If you recommend your student to tutor in anthropology (one of our lower demand areas), we cannot guarantee there would be a need at that particular time. However, if that same student can also assist in MAT 161 (our highest demand course), then the student will be available to tutor both courses. It is likely the student will be doing most of his/her tutoring sessions for MAT 161. With the exception of high demand classes, we typically stop recruiting tutors after the 4th week of the semester.
Also, when we do not have tutors for certain courses, some faculty have found it helpful to have a teaching assistant available. The Learning Center is a shared space, but we encourage these teaching assistants and students to use our space for conferencing.
Referring a Student to Our Services
We appreciate your recommendation of our services to your students. There are many ways to recommend the Learning Center to your students. Some professors include our contact information in their syllabi. Others invite us into the class to present an introduction to our services. And many find referring individual students to the Learning Center equally valuable.
- Students can come to the Learning Center at any point in the semester to request help in a particular course. We will do our best to meet their request and always suggest that students work with their professor in addition to seeking tutoring.
- Regardless of how a student learns of our services, he/she will be treated with the same courtesy and attention to his/her concerns as a college-level learner.
- All students who would like to make an appointment to use our services need to stop at the LC front desk. The head tutor on duty will help the student through the appointment and/or request process including filling out the Tutoring Contract and advising the student on what he/she can do to prepare for his/her tutoring session.
- We do respect the privacy of the students who use our services. If they have granted us the right to share their information with others, we will be able to report to you a brief summary of the number of times they have been tutored for your course and the concepts covered in the session(s) they attended.
Requesting a Class Visit by an Experienced Staff Member
We recognize that your class time is a precious commodity, but inviting a representative from the Learning Center may be an excellent means of informing your students about campus resources.
- You can contact the Learning Center professional staff to arrange a class visit that provides your students with a variety of study skills information.
- Our experienced peer tutors are also excellent resources for your students. If students are not using our services as much as you would like, please contact us to invite one of our tutors to come to the class and share our services with the students.
- Our peer tutors are comfortable discussing the do’s and don’ts of a tutoring session and promoting our services to your students.
- In addition, you could encourage your students to meet with an academic personal trainer.
Claude J. Clark Learning Center at SUNY Plattsburgh
Feinberg Library, Room 103 (First Floor)
101 Broad Street
Plattsburgh, New York 12901
Phone: (518) 564-6138
Fax: (518) 564-6140