Tutoring Services at PASS

Plymouth Academic Support Services

Mission Statement

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Tutoring Services

How does tutoring work?
  • Tutoring is an individual, student-directed mode of learning, provided on an on-demand basis
  • The tutoring program is designed with 1000- and 2000-level courses in mind.
  • Tutoring is not offered for math and writing.  However, Math assistance is available through the Math Activities Center in Hyde 351; and writing assistance is available through the Writing Center in Lamson Library.
  • Tutoring is open to all undergraduate students
  • Students may only request a tutor for two classes per semester.
  • All students qualify for one hour of tutoring per course per week. Students who qualify for our TRIO grant may receive additional hours.
  • Tutoring is a service, not an accommodation.
  • Tutoring does not guarantee a passing grade. Students are responsible for their own grades.
  • Peer tutors provide academic support either individually or in small groups.
  • Tutors encourage students to become independent learners by using active study strategies.
  • Tutors work very hard to establish a positive learning environment for their peers.
  • Tutoring is not a quick fix; rather, it is an additional academic commitment.
What should I do if I am interested in becoming a tutor?
  • Tutors are recruited through faculty recommendations. All tutors must have at least one faculty recommendation to be considered for hire.
  • Tutors need to have a GPA of at least 3.0, and this must be maintained for every semester that a tutor works for The PASS Office.
  • Tutors need to have earned an A or an A- in the course(s) for which they want to tutor.
  • Drop by the PASS Office and talk to a tutor to find out more about our tutoring program. There is no better way to learn about tutoring.
  • Fill out the Tutor Application and the Application for Services, and return them to the PASS Office.
  • Include a non-official copy of your BBIN transcript with your application
Study Skills Tutoring

If you experience academic difficulties, you are strongly encouraged to drop in to work with a study skills tutor who can help you refine and develop appropriate study techniques.

Study Skills Development covers such areas as:

  • note taking
  • organization
  • time management
  • effective textbook reading
  • test preparation
  • assignment and syllabus interpretation review
  • prioritizing assignments
  • goal-setting

Online Resources

Study Skills help is available in the PASS Office on a drop-in basis.

  • Monday – Thursday, 8:00am – 9:00pm
  • Friday, 8:00am – 4:30pm
  • Sunday, 6:00pm – 9:00pm (in the main floor of Lamson Learning Commons)
Hours and Location

Office Hours

  • Monday – Thursday, 8:00am – 9:00pm
  • Friday, 8:00am – 4:30pm
  • Sunday, 6:00pm – 9:00pm

Professional staff available weekdays, 8:00am – 4:30pm
* Summer hours may vary due to vacation schedules. Please call ahead if planning a visit.


Speare Admin. Building
Room 209
Phone: 603-535-2270
Fax: 603-535-2277

Mailing Address
17 High Street
MSC #9
Plymouth, NH 03264