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Tutor Center

Our Mission

To help students increase academic achievement, enhance their ability to learn, apply knowledge, develop study habits, become more self-directed learners, and build critical thinking skills.

What We Offer

Applications for Spring 2020 are open now!

Interested in becoming a peer tutor? Please fill out the online application. Peer tutors are required to maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA and earn at least a 3.3 in any course they would like to tutor. If you have any questions about the application process, please contact Jen Abbott at

Location and Hours:

We are located in room 306 of the Hammond Building.
Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Walk-in center hours vary, so please check the schedule

To Request a Tutor

You do not need to request a tutor to use the Math Center or Writing center - just drop in! You can request a tutor for all other courses by filling out an online request form 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 match you with an appropriate tutor. Students benefit most from tutoring by requesting a tutor within the first five weeks of the semester and studying with the tutor once or twice a week for the rest of the semester.

You do not need to fill out a tutor request form if:

  • You need writing help and plan to use the walk-in Writing Center
  • You need math help and plan to use the walk-in Math Center
  • You need occasional help with science or nursing courses

Request a Tutor for a Fall 2019 course

The Staff

Staff in front of chalk art on campus
From left to right: Morgan Hakala, Lisa Bauer, Andy Linscott, Ellen Hughes, Kat McLellan, Jen Abbott
Portrait of Kat McLellan
Kat McLellan, Director of Academic Coaching and Tutoring Center
(978) 665-4136
Portrait of Jen Abbott
Jen Abbott, Academic Support Specialist
(978) 665-3258
Portrait of Morgan Hakala
Morgan Hakala, Academic Coach
(978) 665-4611
Portrait of Andy Linscott
Andy Linscott, Academic Coach
(978) 665-3319
Portrait of Ellen Hughes
Ellen Hughes, Administrative Assistant
(978) 665-3499
Portrait of Lisa Bauer
Lisa Bauer, Academic Support Specialist
(978) 665-4035
Tracy Foster, Placement Testing Coordinator
(978) 665-4469
Staff in Halloween costumes
Halloween as Spamalot! From left to right, top to bottom: Jen Abbott (Tim the Enchanter), Killer Rabbit, Shrubbery, Lisa Bauer (Sir Galahad), Andy Linscott (Sir Not-Appearing-in-this-Show), Morgan Hakala (Sir Lancelot), Kat McLellan (French Taunter), Ellen Hughes (The Black Knight), Bailey Breen (Sir Galahad II).