Learning Center Information for Our Faculty and Staff
Revised January 2018
Effective Spring 2018:
Students wanting to tutor in the Learning Center will have complete an online form before any faculty recommendations. This form will not guarantee a position as a tutor in as some classes are of higher demand. Thus, we recruit tutors in those subject areas first.
**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, faculty, and students to use our space for conferencing.
Referring a Student to Our Services
- 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.
- Some faculty insert Learning Center contact information on their syllabi
Requesting a Class Visit by an Experienced Staff Member
- 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