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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COM 1010

SACC now 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 accent reduction, please make an appointment with a professional speech consultant in our ESL Speech Lab.

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Conversation Hour

The Student Academic Consulting Center (SACC) now offers a weekly Conversation Hour 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 five students at a time. To reserve a seat at our next Conversation Hour, please sign up online, visit SACC in VC 2-116 or call (646) 312-4830.

Conversation Hour takes place on THURSDAYS from 6:30pm-8:00pm and FRIDAY from, 12:30pm-2:00pm in the ESL Speech Lab, NVC 6-121 (enter through 6-120).

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English / Writing

SACC's English tutors can help you with any part of the writing process, including understanding your assignment, brainstorming, organization, thesis statements, transitions, conclusions, citations and more! We can also help you to better understand difficult aspects of grammar and sentence structure. Our goal is to not only help you with your current assignment, but to empower you to become your own editor and a more confident, disciplined writer. We will not "proofread" or "check" your paper, but will definitely work with you to identify and address the patterns of error you might have in your writing. With the guidance of our tutors and some practice, you can improve your writing skills and your grade. For the most effective results, we recommend that you make an appointment well before your papers are due and see us regularly throughout the semester. All of our tutors are talented and experienced writers, trained to help you get the most out of your sessions. Please see our online schedule or visit our front desk to make a one-to-one appointment and learn more.

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ESL Speech Lab Tutorials

The Baruch College ESL Speech Lab is a collaboration between SACC and the Department of Communication Studies. It has a variety of software programs on pronunciation, rhythm, intonation, grammar, conversation management, vocabulary development, listening/lecture comprehension, and business communication skills. Students can work independently or with a Professional Speech Consultant. For maximum benefit, we recommend that you visit the lab on your own and make appointments to see a Speech Consultant. SACC works closely with the Department of Communication Studies to provide consultants who analyze your accent and help you better pronounce the sounds of American English.The lab is available to all Baruch students. To make an appointment, visit SACC in NVC 2-116, call (646) 312-4830, or use our online scheduler.

Students should also visit the Weissman School of Arts and Sciences website for more Communication resources: www.baruch.cuny.edu/wsas/academics/communication/Resources.htm#ESL

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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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