Academic Support

The Tutoring Center

The Tutoring Center offers tutoring free of charge in all subjects to all Dowling College students.

The Center is designed to develop and refine the student’s academic skills. The dedicated staff offers personalized instruction that supplements and supports Dowling’s formal academic programs. Tutoring is available at the Oakdale Campus and the Brookhaven Center.

Stop in to the Student Services Center at either campus to get a schedule of tutors or to make an appointment. When you stop in, you will meet one of our work study students who will listen to your needs and then take appropriate action. If you don’t have time to stop in, call us and make an appointment to see a tutor or to find out the schedule for a specific subject.

Tutoring Center Policies

Tutors will…

help you to improve your understanding of a subject.
assist you in preparing for an examination.
show you how to read and study more effectively.
help you at any stage of the assignment (from inception to due date). The earlier you come, the more we can help.

Tutors will not…
work on take-home exams without your instructor’s written permission.
evaluate or disagree with professors’ grades or comments. Our goal is to support the classroom experience by helping students improve their understanding of a subject.
complete assignments for you.

To get the most out of your tutoring session…
bring a written copy of the assignment, relevant class notes, books, and research materials if you need help with a paper or homework.
come prepared to discuss the areas in which you would like assistance.
arrive a few minutes early!

Tutoring Center Staff:

Professional Tutors (Walk-In Hours): Professional tutors offer walk-in academic assistance in both math and writing/ study skills.

Student Tutors (By Appointment): Paid student tutors are available by appointment in the following subjects: science, math, social sciences, economics, computer sciences, finance and accounting.

Peer 2 Peer Tutors (Seasonal): Peer 2 Peer volunteers tutor a number of subjects on a walk-in basis during midterms and finals.

Faculty (Volunteers): The Tutor Center collaborates closely with Dowling faculty to provide quality services for students. Faculty regularly tutor students, and some even hold office hours in the Center.