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Academic Support Services

Tutoring Services

All SEEK students who have not yet acquired 30 credits or a 3.0-grade point average are required to sign up for and receive tutoring in at least one subject for two (2) sessions per week. Failure to comply with this policy can result in a loss of program benefits and ultimately program status.

Students are required to fill out an application that indicates the subject for which they require tutoring and their availability. Students are assigned to a tutor. However, additional walk-in tutoring is available. Each student is required to sign a contract for their tutoring to begin.

Tutors are available for Introductory and advanced courses in: Math, English, Science, Business, Social Sciences, and Foreign Languages.

Tutoring Hours: 9:30am – 6:30pm
Carroll Street Building: Room 221 and The Tutoring Center, Room 218

Tutoring Session Tips:

  1. Please keep your tutoring contract in a safe place, so you know your assigned tutor and the time you are scheduled to meet.
  2. Come prepared for your tutoring session with your class syllabus, notes, handouts, and textbook.
  3. Take notes on any important advice or information your tutor shares with you.
  4. Do not ask or expect your tutor to complete your class assignments/projects. Your tutor will guide you through the course material and explain concepts so that you have the skills to complete your assignments/projects successfully on your own.
  5. Bring specific questions to your tutoring session. This will help guide the tutor to your main areas of concern; this will be the most efficient use of time.
  6. Ask your tutor to review the most important issues at the beginning of the session so that you don’t run out of time before addressing them.
  7. Be certain that your tutor is clear when explaining concepts. If you don’t understand an explanation, ask if s/he can explain an idea in a different way until you are clear.
  8. If you need more help, ask for it.

SEEK Peer Mentor Program

The SEEK Peer Mentor Program was implemented in 2009 to help SEEK freshmen navigate the college system, especially as first-year students. The Mission Possible contract is a dynamic tool used for self-reflection and to facilitate this process of discovery for freshmen students.

Who are Peer Mentors?

Peer mentors are SEEK students, who have taken the same introductory SEEK Counseling courses, required of all freshmen. Within the counseling courses, peer mentors have also completed the Mission Possible Contract, the blueprint to completing their first year at Medgar Evers College. These student mentors help freshmen students identify and reflect on six educational principles, which include strengths, weaknesses, and goals that help them to succeed educationally and throughout their lives. These students develop key leadership skills and become student and community leaders.

The Role of a Peer Mentor includes being a: 

  • fellow student who offers academic coaching and support for incoming students
  • role model and advocate
  • knowledgeable guide to complete the Mission Possible contract
  • thoughtful facilitator who provides access to people and resources (on/off campus)
  • active representative of the SEEK program who participates in campus tours, college/career fairs, campus events/workshops, and external community engagements or outreach

For more information, you may email Peer Mentor Coordinator, Jessica C. Rivera at with “Prospective SEEK PEER Mentor Position” in the subject line.