Student Academic Consulting Center (SACC)

FAQs

Q. Where are you located?
SACC is located in the Vertical Campus, room 2-116.
Click here for a map of the location.

Q. What are your hours?
SACC opens the second week of the semester through finals week. During the fall and spring semesters SACC is open from 9:00am-8:00pm Monday through Thursday, from 9:00am-3:00pm Friday and from 10:00am-4:00pm Saturday. During the summer semester, hours vary. SACC is closed for all scheduled CUNY holidays.

Q. Is SACC open to anyone?
SACC only serves the undergraduate Baruch College population.

Q. What services for students does SACC provide?
SACC provides tutoring in most undergraduate courses. We offer instructional support materials such as videos, software, reference books, and handouts that help you with course content, study skills, and learning strategies. For a better idea of our services, please visit the Tutorial Services page.

Q. Why should I come for tutoring?
Tutors can help you learn how to approach an unknown subject, use your study time more effectively and get more out of your study sessions. Tutoring will help you to achieve higher grades if you participate regularly. Tutoring is a way to get help from your peers without feeling intimidated.

Q. Is there a charge for tutoring?
No. Tutoring is free and available to all undergraduate Baruch students.

Q. Do I need to make an appointment?
Although we sometimes have tutoring available on a drop-in basis, we strongly encourage students to schedule a tutoring appointment. Please see the Tutorial Services page.

Q. How long is a tutoring session?
All tutoring sessions are 50 minutes long, except for the ESL Speech Lab sessions, which are 30 minutes.

Q. How often may I meet with a tutor?
Students may see tutors up to six hours a week for math, and three hours a week in most other courses, including English. Because of high demand, students may only schedule up to two hours a week in the following courses: ACC 2101, 3200; FIN 3000, 3610, 3710, 4610, 4710; ECO 4000; MGT 3121; STA 2000.

Q. Will my professor know that I have come for tutoring?
For English, Com 1010, and ESL Speech Lab tutoring, students' instructors are sent session records that detail their progress. Students are encouraged to actively participate in the writing of these session records and discuss the tutoring with their instructors. For all other subjects, professors who would like to know about students' attendance and progress must inquire with us.

Q. Can I bring a classmate with me to tutoring?
Keep in mind that this will take the focus off of you for some of the session. However, study partners are always encouraged.

Q. Do you have group tutoring?
Yes. All math tutoring is conducted in groups of three. All other tutoring is conducted one-to-one. If you would like to work in a small group in a subject other than math, please make the request and we will attempt to fill it.

Q. Who are your tutors?
SACC tutors are primarily undergraduate Baruch students who have demonstrated a high level of academic and interpersonal skills. They have received outstanding grades and often times they major in the subjects they tutor. Some graduate students and faculty also work with SACC as instructors for workshops, tutoring and Immersion courses.

Q. Are SACC tutors trained?
Yes. SACC tutors are rigorously trained on a regular basis throughout their tenure at SACC. Our peer-tutoring program has attained national certification through the College Reading and Learning Association. All tutors receive extensive cross-training in areas such as cultural awareness, learning styles, plagiarism, communication skills and self-assessment.

Q. What won’t SACC tutors do?
Our tutors will not provide you with a quick fix, do any part of your homework, or do any quizzes or take home tests for you. Please do not come to a session expecting the tutor to do all the work. The peer-tutoring process relies on both the student and the tutor to do equal work.

Q. How should I prepare before I come for tutoring?
Students should come prepared with their assignments, notes, professor comments and printed drafts of their papers or assignments. Students should also prepare any questions they might have for the tutor and be ready to take part in the tutoring session.

Q. I’m a student with special needs. Can you help me?
Arrangements can be made for tutoring students with special needs. Please call SACC at (646) 312-4830 for more information.

Q. Can you help me prepare for the ACT in reading, writing, and math?
Yes. Individual tutoring and workshops are available to help students pass these tests. Please inquire with the front desk.

Q. Can you help me prepare for the College Proficiency Exam?
Yes. As with the ACT, individual tutoring and workshops are available.

Q. I need to develop my study skills. Can SACC help me?
Yes. SACC has individual tutors who can help you. In addition, we have resource materials including videos, books, and handouts to provide you with additional assistance. Click here to see some of these resources.

Q. I need additional help. Are there any SACC tutors available for private tutoring?
Yes. SACC is happy to pass on any request for private tutoring to our staff. However, that's where SACC's role ends. It is then up to the student and tutor to make arrangements.

Q. If I have a complaint, what should I do?
Your comments and suggestions help us to improve our services and we encourage feedback. A suggestion drop box is available for your comments. If you would like to speak with a coordinator or director, please let the front desk know immediately.

Q. How do I become a tutor?
You must have completed 24 local credits, have a GPA of 3.3 or higher, and A's in the subjects that you'd like to tutor; 2 referrals from professors are required.

Click here for hiring information

Q. What happens if I miss my appointment?
Please try to call in advance to notify us. If you notify us more than 24 hours in advance we will reschedule your appointment. If you do not notify us, we cannot guarantee that there will be a tutor available at your requested time.

Q. I don’t like my tutor. I want a different one. Is this possible?
It is quite reasonable to request a different tutor, one who might be better suited to your needs. Simply tell the front desk and they will try to accommodate you.