Student Academic Consulting Center (SACC)

Tutorial Services

General Information

SACC provides tutoring in most undergraduate courses and offers instructional support materials such as videos, software, reference books, and handouts to help you with course content, study skills, and learning strategies. Students must be enrolled in a course that corresponds to a mathematics or business tutorial session that they register for.

SACC 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
  • organize your notes
  • achieve higher grades if you participate regularly

Tutors do not offer quick fixes by completing a student’s homework, quizzes, or take home tests. Instead they show students how to become independent learners.

SACC offers:

One-to-one tutoring

Students can schedule appointments online or walk in during our regular operating hours. One-to-one tutoring allows students to receive personalized feedback in a positive environment from a tutor who specializes in the student’s subject. Students can feel at ease and work at their own pace. One-to-one sessions are available for every subject except math.

Group tutoring

Collaborative learning is a highly effective method of learning. In a supportive setting small groups of students meet regularly throughout the semester to discuss and share course material and look for ways to benefit from each group member’s perspective and strengths. SACC will allocate you to a group and for the first few weeks a tutor will be on hand at the group meetings to help you learn how to work most constructively in this setting.

Workshops

SACC holds workshops each semester to help students with all levels and forms of academic support. Workshops are designed to help you prepare for the CUNY Proficiency Examination (CPE), midterms and finals. In addition, we offer workshops for graphing calculator use and important study skills.

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Business

SACC offers tutoring in many areas of business principles and concepts, including classes in Accounting, Business Law, Economics, Finance, Management, Marketing, Statistics, and more. Below are some topics we can help you with:

  • Texas Instruments BA II Plus Financial Calculator. Time value of money. Principles of valuation and risk. Financial securities and markets. Capital budgeting analysis.
  • Accounting cycle. Preparation and analysis of financial statements.
  • Cost-volume-profit planning. Capital budgeting. Product cost.
  • Accounting for assets, current, and long-term debt. Analysis of the balance sheet and income statement.
  • Descriptive statistics. Charts. Regression. Inferential statistics.
  • Theory of pricing and distribution. Government intervention in the market. Free enterprise vs. existing economic systems.
  • Impact of government spending, taxation, and monetary policy.
  • Multiple regression analysis. Application of regression techniques to problems in finance and economics.

If you are puzzled by any of these, rest assured that you are not alone. SACC's experienced business tutors are patient, courteous and can assist you in understanding all course-related concepts. For a complete list of business offerings, please check with the front desk.

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Tutoring for Zicklin Graduate Students

SACC now provides tutoring in the core courses for graduate students in the Zicklin School of Business in Accounting, Finance and Statistics. Below is the list of courses available to all graduate students at SACC.

  • ACC 9110 - Financial Accounting
  • ACC 9112 - Financial Accounting: Intensive
  • ACC 9804 - Intermediate Financial Accounting
  • FIN 9770 - Financial Decision Making
  • STA 9708 - Applied Statistical Analysis for Business Decisions

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COM 1010

SACC provides tutoring assistance in communication, public speaking and speech preparation specific to COM 1010 courses. Our tutors can help you develop your skills in many basic levels of the course, including outline preparation, organization of your speech, eye contact, attention step, body language and gestures, presentation and more. For more advanced help with pronunciation and intelligibility, please visit the Tools for Clear Speech website.

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Conversation Hour

Tools for Clear Speech offers weekly Conversation Hours for students. To practice American English pronunciation, communication, and listening skills, students meet with peers to discuss topics such as current events, culture, business, travel, music, and popular American culture. Each session is moderated by a highly-trained tutor from SACC who will work with you to enhance your conversational abilities. Sessions are open to no more than eight students at a time. To reserve a seat at our next Conversation Hour, please visit the Tools for Clear Speech website.

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English / Writing

SACC no longer offers English or writing tutorials to students during the semster. All writing tutorials take place at the Baruch College Writing Center. Please visit their website and make an appointment.

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Tools for Clear Speech

Tools for Clear Speech (TfCS) is an academic support program dedicated to improving the oral communication skills of English language learners (ELLs) and nonnative English speakers at Baruch College. Our primary mission is to guide students toward clearer, more effective communication skills by helping them to improve their pronunciation, intelligibility, and pragmatic abilities.

TfCS offers a variety of services including:

  • One-to-One Speech Tutorial Sessions with Professional Speech Consultants
  • Innovative Workshops
  • Small-Group Conversation Hours
  • an Oral Communication Video Assessment
  • Mobile Interactive Software and Practice Resources

Please visit the TfCS website for more information, and to sign up for the email list.

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Math

SACC provides tutoring and workshops in most undergraduate Math courses. Below is a list of the Math courses available at SACC.

  • CSTM 0120 - Intermediate Algebra
  • MTH 1030 - College Algebra
  • MTH 2003 - Precalculus and Elements of Calculus
  • MTH 2205 - Applied Calculus
  • MTH 2207 - Applied Calculus and Matrix Algebra
  • MTH 2610 - Calculus I
  • MTH 3006 - Integral Calculus
  • MTH 3010 - Calculus II
  • MTH 3020 - Intermediate Calculus
  • MTH 4100 - Linear Algebra
  • MTH 4120 - Mathematical Probability
  • MTH 4410 - Theory of Interest

It is encouraged that students interested in attending tutoring sessions/workshops have questions and topics ready to be discussed.

Please click on the Workshop link to find the available days and times. Final review workshops will also be posted as the semester gets closer to finals.

See our full color Math brochure here:

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Modern Languages

SACC currently provides tutoring services for the following languages:

  • Chinese
  • French
  • Hebrew
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Spanish

Our tutors can assist you with all aspects of the learning process, such as pronunciation, grammar rules, reading comprehension, and writing. All of our tutors are either native, or highly proficient speakers of the languages that they tutor. Please see our online schedule to make an appointment, or visit the front desk for more info.

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Science

Tutoring in Natural Sciences covers classes for non-Science majors, as well as basic and advanced science classes. Science tutors are students who have excelled in Science and have received A’s in the courses they tutor. They can help you with questions pertaining to both lecture and lab, covering general concepts and specific questions as needed. Tutoring is held at 17 Lexington (23rd St. building) in room 404. There is no need to make an appointment. Students can simply come in during tutoring hours posted on the door, as well as in the hallway outside of SACC (NVC 2-116). Please see the SACC front desk for more details.

Click here for the Natural Sciences Fall 2014 Schedule.

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