Tutor Center

The Tutor Center’s 60 peer tutors offer free individual and group peer tutoring in a variety of subjects, representing 19 majors. We serve all registered students, freshman to senior.

We promote a culture where students seek tutoring and academic coaching services early in the semester to prevent academic problems later on.

Tutors meet weekly with students and are available by appointment seven days a week at mutually agreeable times during the day, evening or weekends.

Contact Us

We're located on the third floor of Hammond, room 306. Please stop in and see us.

978-665-3499 Office Hours
Monday - Thursday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Tutoring Services

Tutoring sessions focus on reviewing and explaining concepts and specific topics. Students can request a peer tutor who they can study with up to two time a weekly.

You can request a tutor by filling out an online request form (see the link below), or by visiting the Tutor Center, where someone can help you fill out the online request form. Once you have submitted a request, all students new to tutoring must make an appointment to meet with an academic support specialist who will explain how tutoring works at Fitchburg and who will match you with the appropriate tutor. Students benefit most from tutoring by requesting a tutor within the first five weeks of the semester and study with the tutor twice weekly for one hour sessions.

To request a tutor, click here

You can also view the Tutor Center brochure (PDF) for more information.

One-on One and Group Tutoring

When possible tutoring requests will be matched for one-on-one tutor sessions. In some cases, when demand for tutoring exceeds available tutors, the Tutor Center will set up small group tutoring sessions to accommodate as many tutor requests as possible. Group tutoring is usually offered in chemistry and nursing courses.Groups of 2-5 students meet for 75 minutes weekly lead by a peer or professional tutor trained in supplemental instruction and collaborative learning activities. Through group discussion the tutors' goal is to maximize each member's learning of the main concepts and supporting details of each class lesson, integrate learning strategies, and practice reasoning skills.

Writing Tutoring

For help with writing assignments in any subject, individual peer writing tutors are available by request. With a focus on clear communication, the peer and professional tutors work together with writers at all levels, in all stages of the writing process from planning, drafting, revising, editing and proofreading. Walk-n writing tutoring may become available later in the semester. Each meeting begins in the same manner with a discussion of the assignment. What happens next depends on where the student is in the writing process and what their needs are. Tutors do not write on or edit the students' papers. The student is the author, problems are addressed together, but the student makes the final writing decision.

Visit here for further information on the writing process and writing resources.

E-Tutoring

Fitchburg State University subscribes to an online 24/7 tutoring service that is available and free to all Fitchburg students. Students can access online tutors in a variety of subjects. Students can submit their papers to professional online writing tutors for feed back as well. Once logged in to the eTutoring website: select "Log in Now", Select "Northeast eTutoring Consortium," Select Fitchburg State University

Click here to log in to e-tutoring

Math Center

The Math Center offers peer tutors who specialize in one-on-one tutoring on a walk-in basis. Tutoring is available for fundamentals of arithmetic and algebra through upper level mathematics courses including Calculus and Statistics. Tutors will guide you and provide an explanation of the concepts and steps to solving your specific mathematics questions. Peer tutors focus on effective learning strategies that develop students understand and skill.

The Math Center is open Monday through Thursday from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Students affiliated with Disability Services and the Expanding Horizons Program can request individual math tutoring by contacting the Tutor Center. All other students must use the Mathematics Center walk-in service.

A listing of specific subject specialties and tutors' hours are posted at the Math Center and on Math Page of this website.

MTEL Test Preparation

Freshmen Education majors are required to pass the Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure (MTEL) Communication and Literacy Skills Test (CLST) Reading and Writing sub-tests prior to completing two semesters.

The Tutor Center offers a six-session, twelve-hour, preparation seminar facilitated by professional instructors to assist students to prepare for this test. Students can also request individual peer tutors, who have passed the test, to provide further assistance to prepare for the CLST Writing sub-test. Individualized professional Academic Coaching is also available to assist students with preparing for the CLST Reading sub-test.

Students can enroll in the Seminar, offered in the Fall and Spring Semesters using web4 seat availability listed as EDUC MTEL-CLST Preparation Seminar. To make an appointment to request services call 978-665-3499 or visit the Tutor Center office. Click for further information on Tutor Center Services.

Placement Test Center

The Placement Test Center administers the required placement tests in algebra, reading, writing and foreign languages for all new freshman and transfer students. Students also receive advisement on the required beginning sequence of courses appropriate for them at Fitchburg State University.

Please visit the placement test site for further information regarding waivers, test dates, test registration and test preparation resources.