Tutoring Services at PASS

Plymouth Academic Support Services

Mission Statement

The primary goal of Plymouth Academic Support Services is to collaborate with undergraduate students in becoming efficient, independent learners.  Our program components of TRIO Student Support Services and Tutoring are designed to engage students in developing effective learning strategies and skills to enable them to enjoy academic success and graduate from Plymouth State University. PASS is primarily funded by a federal TRIO grant that serves students who are first-generation, low income, and/or have disabilities.trio_logo-460x212

Tutoring Services

How does tutoring work?
  • Tutoring is an individual, student-directed mode of learning, provided on an on-demand basis
  • The tutoring program is designed with 1000- and 2000-level courses in mind.
  • Tutoring is not offered for math and writing.  However, Math assistance is available through the Math Activities Center in Hyde 351; and writing assistance is available through the Writing Center in Lamson Library.
  • Tutoring is open to all undergraduate students
  • Students may only request a tutor for two classes per semester.
  • All students qualify for one hour of tutoring per course per week. Students who qualify for our TRIO grant may receive additional hours.
  • Tutoring is a service, not an accommodation.
  • Tutoring does not guarantee a passing grade. Students are responsible for their own grades.
  • Peer tutors provide academic support either individually or in small groups.
  • Tutors encourage students to become independent learners by using active study strategies.
  • Tutors work very hard to establish a positive learning environment for their peers.
  • Tutoring is not a quick fix; rather, it is an additional academic commitment.
What should I do if I am interested in becoming a tutor?
  • Tutors are recruited through faculty recommendations. All tutors must have at least one faculty recommendation to be considered for hire.
  • Tutors need to have a GPA of at least 3.0, and this must be maintained for every semester that a tutor works for The PASS Office.
  • Tutors need to have earned an A or an A- in the course(s) for which they want to tutor.
  • Drop by the PASS Office and talk to a tutor to find out more about our tutoring program. There is no better way to learn about tutoring.
  • Fill out the Tutor Application and the Application for Services, and return them to the PASS Office.
  • Include a non-official copy of your PSU transcript with your application
Study Skills Tutoring

If you experience academic difficulties, you are strongly encouraged to drop in to work with a study skills tutor who can help you refine and develop appropriate study techniques.

Study Skills Development covers such areas as:

  • note taking
  • organization
  • time management
  • effective textbook reading
  • test preparation
  • assignment and syllabus interpretation review
  • prioritizing assignments
  • goal-setting

Online Resources

Study Skills help is available in the PASS Office on a drop-in basis.

  • Monday – Thursday, 8:00am – 9:00pm
  • Friday, 8:00am – 4:30pm
  • Sunday, 6:00pm – 9:00pm (in the main floor of Lamson Learning Commons)
Hours and Location

Office Hours

  • Monday – Thursday, 8:00am – 9:00pm
  • Friday, 8:00am – 4:30pm
  • Sunday, 6:00pm – 9:00pm

Professional staff available weekdays, 8:00am – 4:30pm
* Summer hours may vary due to vacation schedules. Please call ahead if planning a visit.

Location

Speare Admin. Building
Room 209
Phone: 603-535-2270
Fax: 603-535-2277

Mailing Address
17 High Street
MSC #9
Plymouth, NH 03264