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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

Location and Hours:

We are located in room 306 of the Hammond Building.
Office Hours: 8 am - 5 pm Monday thru Friday.   Walk-in Center hours vary - check 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 (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 match you with an appropriate tutor. Students benefit most from tutoring by requesting a tutor within the first five weeks of the semester and study 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

Click Here To Request a Tutor for a Fall 2018 course

All students who are new to tutoring must attend a Tutor Information Session before you will be matched with a tutor.  To sign up and reserve a spot at an Info session, you must use the SSC campus online platform.  For instructions on scheduling an information session, click here (PDF).

The Staff

Chris Coffin, Director of Peer Services and Placement Testing
(978) 665-4136

Ellen Hughes, Administrative Assistant
(978) 665-3499

Jen Abbott, Academic Support Specialist
(978) 665-3258

Tom Driscoll, Academic Support Specialist
(978) 665- 4035