Here at St. Mary’s, each academic department uses different approaches and methods to provide tutorial services, please see below. For more information, or if the subject area is not listed below, please contact the department chair directly.
Assistance for English students is available, as for all students, at The Writing Center.
An upper-class level biology student sits in on all Principles of Biology lectures, serves as the formal tutor for this course, and holds weekly tutoring sessions. Students may also find tutoring assistance from either their course teaching assistants or Beta Beta Beta Biology Honor Society members.
The St. Mary’s American Chemical Society, student affiliates (SMACS), offer free tutoring for all chemistry courses. Sessions will occur on a weekly basis. This is particularly useful for Gen. Chem. 103/106, Contemporary Chem. 101, and Organic Chem. 311/312. Students can contact any chemistry faculty member for more information.
Support is provided through a pro-seminar approach added on to a course. Contact the Department Chair for additional information.
Tutoring, help with homework and answer to questions for ECON 101 is provided by members of the Economics Club. Contact the club via e-mail for assistance. Tutoring for other courses is coordinated by the department chair, Michael Ye, Kent Hall 324, Ext. 4696.
Tutoring for history courses is provided to students on a need basis. Any student desiring tutoring should speak to the History Department chair, who can then make the necessary arrangements. In addition, the Writing Center (above) is available for students needing assistance in writing essays and papers for history classes. Contact the Department Chair for additional information.
International Languages and Cultures
Tutoring for beginning- and intermediate- level language courses is available on a regular basis and can be arranged for upper-level courses. Contact your professor for tutoring services in your language area. The Office of Academic Services can also provide information on tutors available for French, German and Spanish. Contact the Department Chair for additional information.
Mathematics and Computer Science
Tutoring for all 100-level courses courses is available from teaching assistants assigned to faculty members teaching the course. Each course has its own schedule of availability for tutoring, so talk to the professor of your course. Contact the Department Chair for additional information.
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Tutoring for our courses is provided to students on a need basis. Tutoring for 100-level courses is often available from teaching assistants selected by faculty members for the course, and can be arranged for upper-level courses. Any student desiring tutoring should speak first to the professor of the course, who can then help to identify an appropriate teaching assistant or available upper-level students. Contact the Department Chair for additional information.
The Physics Club organizes a tutoring session every Monday 8-9 PM in SH151 for all students taking physics courses. Contact the Department Chair for additional information.
Political Science provides tutoring on an ad hoc basis. Contact the Department Chair for additional information.
Tutors may be available at no cost to students in PSYC101 and PSYC201 (Statistics). Students in these psychology courses are informed about this service, but they can talk to their professor if they need more information.
Tutoring is done as needed in SOCI & ANTH courses. Contact the Department Chair (Sociology/Anthropology) for additional information.
The Writing and Speaking Center
The Writing and Speaking Center is a place where peer tutors can help you brainstorm, plan and begin your writing or speaking project. A peer tutor can also look over your draft and help you through the revision process. The Writing and Speaking Center is located on the first floor of the Library. Please click on the link below for more information or to schedule an appointment.