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Frequently Asked Questions

HOW DO I SIGN UP FOR TUTORING?

You can request tutoring at any time for the current or upcoming semester by filling out our online Application for Scheduled Tutoring.  You can also find our application by going to My.SUNYOrange.edu.  Under the "Student Services/Resources" tab, click on "Apply for Scheduled Tutoring."

WHERE ARE YOU LOCATED ON CAMPUS?

Middletown Campus:

  • Tutorial Center - Library 2nd Floor
  • Math Tutorial Lab - Harriman Hall 309
  • Reading Center - BioTech 362 and 364
  • Writing Center - BioTech 360
  • Bat Cavern/Biology Resource - RCSE 306

Newburgh Campus:

  • Learning Center - Kaplan 220
  • Math Tutorial Lab - Kaplan 229
  • Reading Center - Kaplan 223
  • Writing Center - Kaplan 225
  • Bat Cavern II - Kaplan 230

Your instructor may have supplemental material for a course online in Blackboard.

FOR WHAT SUBJECTS DO YOU OFFER TUTORING?

We offer tutoring in a wide array of subjects, including (but not limited to) Math, English, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and others.  If you are looking for help in a certain subject, please don't hesitate to reach out to us on either campus.

WHEN ARE YOU OPEN?

Our hours of operation for the centers are updated semesterly here on our webpage, and they're also listed at the bottom of the left-hand navigation.  Please check back each semester, as our hours are subject to change.

For labs, current hours of operation are posted in the lab and are available at the Academic Department Website.

WHAT IF I CAN'T MAKE THE TUTORING SESSION I SCHEDULED?

We ask that you provide us with at 24 hours or more notice of a cancellation.

If a student cancels (with less than 24 hours notice) or no-shows 2 times, scheduled tutoring sessions may be revoked for the remainder of the semester.

We understand that things come up, so when in doubt, just call or email your center!  

HOW OFTEN CAN I MEET WITH A TUTOR?

When you sign up for tutoring you receive a weekly, one-hour session with your tutor for the entire semester.  Students can have tutoring for up to 2 subjects per semester.  

If you are looking for extra help, we encourage you to call or email us and we can talk about additional support options that might work for you.

 DO I HAVE TO PAY FOR TUTORING?

Tutoring comes at no additional cost for SUNY Orange students enrolled in course for credit!

MY SCHEDULE IS CRAZY.  ARE THERE SUPPORT OPTIONS BESIDES ON-CAMPUS?

First of all, we completely understand!  Second of all, yes!   

Zoom
If you can't make it onto campus for tutoring during our posted hours, you can meet with our tutors virtually!  We offer tutoring via Zoom, which is a web conferencing tool, with our staff of tutors.  Simply fill out our Application for Scheduled Tutoring like you normally would, and write in the comments at the bottom that you'd like a "Zoom session."

NetTutor
NetTutor is online tutoring that is available 24/7, and is totally free for SUNY Orange students.  For more information about NetTutor, just click here or visit the "Online Tutoring" on the left.  To start a NetTutor session, simply go to My.SUNYOrange.edu.  Under "Student Services/Resources," just click on "NetTutor."

CAN I BRING A FRIEND TO MY SESSION?

If you are interested in having a friend or classmate join your scheduled session, please contact the front desk for the center where you're session is held.  

Each scheduled session can have up to 3 students enrolled in the class.  We also offer tutor-led study groups as well. 

HOW DO I BECOME A TUTOR?

For complete information and instructions on applying to be a tutor, visit our Information for Prospective Tutors tab.

We review applications on a rolling basis, and will contact candidates to schedule an interview.  

For more information, call the Newburgh Learning Center at (845) 341-9504 or the Middletown Tutorial Center at (845) 341-4171.