The Peer Tutor/Coach Program

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Welcome to the Peer Tutor Program. The Peer Tutor/Coach Program encompasses three levels of support: The Peer Tutor, The Academic Coach, and The Course Assistant Programs.

Looking for a tutor/coach? Are you a student who is

  • seeking assistance with course content, material and assignments?
  • in need of development in the areas of time management, studying skills, or other areas?
  • in need of assistance with navigating Brightspace and/or other software tools?
  • new to Empire State University?

The Peer Tutor Program provides tutoring and coaching services, complementing the already available university resources, to those students needing additional assistance with their studies and/or needing guidance, encouragement and/or skill development. A trained peer tutor and/or academic coach will be assigned based on the details of the student's request.

If you are in need of assistance with your course(s), need guidance and/or skill development, fill out the Learning Coach/Peer Tutor Request Form.   Please note, tutors/coaches are not guaranteed. Every effort will be made to find a peer tutor/academic coach for each request received. 

Looking to tutor/coach/assist? Are you a student who has

  • an interest in tutoring/coaching/assisting another student or a group of students and/or entering the teaching field?
  • strong communication skills which lend themselves to tutoring by phone, e-mail and other electronic communication means?
  • earned a B+ or higher in SUNY Empire Online courses?

The Peer Tutor Program is always accepting new applications. If you are interested in becoming a peer tutor/academic coach/course assistant please complete the Peer Tutor Application.



For more information about this program, please contact the following:

Office of Academic Support
Empire State University
800-847-3000, ext. 3008