Instructional Support Services Program/Tutoring

  Humanities, Social Sciences, and Writing Tutoring

Academic Center for Excellence (ACE)

What We Do

The Academic Center for Excellence (ACE) offers workshops and tutoring for undergraduate and graduate students seeking to improve their skills in writing, social sciences, and humanities subject areas. We can provide weekly, or one-time, individual appointments with a tutor, and we also offer walk-in tutoring in writing, and for social sciences and humanities courses. Walk-in tutoring hours vary by semester and are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Location & Hours

The Academic Center for Excellence is located in the Old Gym Building, Room 205. The ACE's phone number is 718-960-8175.

During the week of August 31st-September 4, 2015, the ACE and SLC will be open from 9:00 AM-5:00 PM. Students can stop by the centers during this period to obtain information and to register for Fall 2015 tutoring. Regular tutoring in the ACE and SLC will begin on September 8, 2015. 

Regular tutoring hours during the fall and spring semesters are the following: Monday-Thursday 10 a.m.-7 p.m., and Saturday 10 a.m.-2 p.m. The Center is not open for tutoring when classes are not in session and when the College is closed. It may, however, be open for scheduled workshops. Please call the Center to confirm workshop hours.


Areas of Tutoring

Tutors are generally available in the following subjecat areas:

  • Accounting
  • Art History
  • Economics
  • English
  • French
  • History
  • Italian
  • Linguistics
  • Music
  • Psychology
  • Reading
  • Spanish
  • Speech Pathology
  • Sociology
  • Statistics for Psychology
  • Writing

To see the Fall 2015 schedule of humanities, social sciences and wring tutors, pelase follow this link. We offer tutoring by appointment as well as walk-in tutoring (primarily in writing, but also in social science and humanities courses on a more limited basis). Please contact us if you do not see listed the area in which you need tutoring.


See our FAQ page for answers to general questions about tutoring.

Apply for a Tutor

Come by room 205 of the Old Gym Building any time during our regular hours to fill out a tutor request form. You can also download an application [PDF], and fax (718-960-7831) or drop it off in the office.


We offer free workshops in a variety of areas including writing and academic skills workshops. For the complete current schedule of ISSP workshops, click here.

The College's Counseling Center offers different workshops to help students improve their motivation, study and test taking skills. For information about the Counseling Center's Academic Success workshop series, click here.

CUNY Assessment Tests

Please see the Testing Office website for more information about testing policies and procedures. For general information about the CUNY Assessment Tests in reading, writing, and math, see the official CUNY website.

Please contact the Mathematics Department's Math Lab (718-960-8878) if you require tutoring for the CUNY Assessment Test in Mathematics.



Last modified: Sep 15, 2015

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