Find a Tutor

Empire State University (SUNY Empire) provides a variety of free tutoring services for enrolled students. Click on any option below to learn more.

Empire State University Learning Coaches (Professional Tutors)

Learning coaches are professional staff (employees of the University) who coach and tutor both undergraduate and graduate students.  Coaches are available online and onsite in selected locations.

SUNY Empire Learning Coaches:

  • Assist with all types of writing assignments, including the Rationale Essay and Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) essays.
  • Tutor math, statistics, and accounting.
  • Coach study skills, including time management and reading strategies.
  • Offer one-on-one sessions up to 50 minutes and customized to your needs.

To meet with a SUNY Empire Learning Coach, you may schedule your own appointment via TracCloud, our scheduling system.

If you prefer not to use self-service scheduling, you may submit a request to have an appointment scheduled for you through this form Learning Coach/Tutoring Request.

If you have problems with scheduling or general questions, please email

Empire State University Peer Tutors

Peer Tutors are current undergraduate students or alumni who:

  • Tutor specific SUNY Empire courses which they have passed with B+ or above.
  • Are recommended by a faculty member who teaches the course.
  • Are available online or by phone.

To find out if an undergraduate peer tutor is available for your course, please fill out this short form Learning Coach/Tutoring Request. Please note, peer tutors are for undergraduate courses only at this time. You must be logged into MyESC in order to access the form.

If you have problems with the form or general questions, please email

Please note, Peer Tutors are not available for paper review. Please use Empire State University Learning Coaches or Pear Deck Tutor (formerly TutorMe)  for paper review.

Pear Deck Tutor (formerly TutorMe)

SUNY Empire provides 135 minutes per week of free tutoring with  Pear Deck Tutor (formerly TutorMe), a 24/7 supplemental service. Pear Deck Tutor (formerly TutorMe) offers tutoring in a broad range of subject areas at hours when SUNY Empire learning coaches are not available. Your weekly limit resets every Monday at 2:59AM EST.  You can access Pear Deck Tutor on a mobile device, desktop, laptop, or tablet. Log into Pear Deck Tutor through our website at the link below. Once you are in the Pear Deck Tutor platform look for My Account to download the mobile app. 

Pear Deck Tutor (formerly TutorMe)  offers the following:

  • 24/7 on-demand, live tutoring in 300+ subjects.
  • Interactive lesson space with audio and video available in all subjects and sessions.
  • Submit-a-paper service with feedback provided in less than 12 hours.

Sign into Pear Deck Tutor (formerly TutorMe) with your University log-in.

If you have questions about Pear Deck Tutor, please email