Tutoring and Study Center

The Tutoring Center provides a variety of opportunities for students to achieve academic success. The services are free-of-charge and open to all Canisius students.

Tutoring sessions primarily consist of group sessions led by a peer tutor or an adjunct faculty tutor.  This is especially the case for courses that lend themselves to more group academic assistance, such as math, accounting, economics, and physical science courses.  Tutors are available in the majority of academic disciplines and employ various academic strategies to help address individual student needs.

There are some opportunities for students to receive one-on-one academic assistance from a peer tutor or an adjunct faculty tutor.  One-on-one tutoring occurs primarily for humanities based classes, writing, language courses, and exclusive physical science topics.  

Please contact on-call tutors via the email address listed on the schedule for tutoring.
If you do not see a tutor for the subject that you need, please contact Monika L. McFoy at mcfoym@canisius.edu

Mission Statement

The Tutoring Center at Canisius College offers a comprehensive level of tutorial services to best support students in successfully completing their academic careers while assisting them in developing the skills to become successful lifelong learners. It provides a dedicated staff of peer tutors and adjunct professors ready to assist students in their academic pursuits. In accordance to the Canisius College mission, “we foster in our students a commitment to excellence”. 

Peer Tutor Qualifications

  • Must be a currently enrolled student at Canisius College with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • Must have obtained a B+ or better (exception can be made by the academic department) in the course you wish to tutor. 
  • Must be in good academic and judicial standing with the College.
  • Must possess strong interpersonal skills and a genuine desire to assist fellow students.
  • Must receive two letters of recommendation. One must be from the professor of the class you wish to tutor. 
  • Must have at least a sophomore standing. 
  • Must have a social security number (international students can work with the Office of International Student Programs who can provide guidance on how to secure a social security card if necessary). 

Tutor Responsibilities

  • Willing to commit to tutoring from the date of hire until the end of the semester.
  • Conduct individual and/or group tutoring sessions depending on demand.
  • Adhere to Tutoring Center policies and procedures.
  • Participate in mandatory tutor training workshops.
  • Keep complete and accurate record of all tutoring sessions.

Students can apply to be a tutor here and must utilize this form for faculty recommendations. 

Hours of Operation (Finals Week: May 7th - May 12th)

Sunday: 6-9pm
Monday - Thursday: 11am-9pm
Friday: Closed (Tutoring Center staff will be available to help with writing/papers, 11am – 1pm) 
Saturday: Closed

Hours of Operation (During the Academic Semesters)

Sundays: 6-9pm
Mondays - Thursdays: 11am-9pm
Fridays: 11am-1pm
Saturday: Closed

Tutoring Center | OM 315
Study Center | OM 318 (Closed during Final Exam Week)

Click here for finals week tutoring schedule.

Click here for review session schedule for finals week.

No appointment necessary. Please be aware that waiting periods can occur, especially during peak hours.

The Tutoring Center and Study Center will be closed during all school holidays. For more information please contact Monika L. McFoy at mcfoym@canisius.edu or call the Tutoring Center office at 716.888.2485.