Tutoring FAQs

How much does tutoring cost?
All tutoring services are free for St. John’s undergraduate students.

When are you open?*
Monday through Thursday
8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Friday
8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Sunday
1 p.m. to 6 p.m.

during the Fall and Spring semesters.

*For Fall 2013, Group tutoring in Math and Science is available in the Donovan Center on Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday evenings from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.  Tutoring in Economics, English, and Theology is available on Monday evenings only.  Philosophy tutoring is available on Monday and Tuesday evenings. 

Where is the University Learning Commons located?
St. Augustine Hall (Library), Room 103, next to the café.

How do I make an appointment?
You can make an appointment by logging onto St. John's Central and scrolling down to "University Learning Commons."  Click on "Make an Appointment." Please go to the “Making Appointments Online” page for further instructions.  If you have questions and/or concerns, please drop in and we will assist you in making an appointment.

Who will be tutoring me?
All tutors at the ULC have either earned a degree or are upper-classmen students who have earned a 3.7 GPA.

How many appointments can I have per week?
This is determined by the availability of the tutors.  However, you may not have more than one appointment per day, per subject.  For example, you are permitted to have to have one appointment in English 1000C and one appointment in Chemistry 1120 on the same day, but not two appointments in Chemistry 1120 on the same day.

How do I cancel an appointment?
You can cancel your appointment online, you can call (718) 990-1367 and we will cancel it for you, or you can drop in to inform us, and we will cancel it.  It is important to cancel your appointment if you cannot keep it so that another student can be helped.