Academic Coaching & Tutoring

The Tufts University Academic Coaching Program works to promote self-regulation and resiliency in graduate and undergraduate students across the university.  We provide a variety of individual and group programming that attends to the needs of a diverse community of learners and includes one-on-one coaching, academic skills and discipline-specific workshops, and small group tutoring for specific courses.  We also provide support in public speaking and presentation skills. Students may meet with members of our staff at any point during their Tufts career.

Academic Skills Workshops

Attend a workshop that will help you develop foundational skills for academic success. Topics vary weekly and include tackling test anxiety, overcoming procrastination, managing your time, public speaking and presentation skills or decoding a syllabus.  

Check out a Workshop.

Individual Coaching

Meet one-on-one with a professional Academic Coach or a Graduate Academic Skills Consultant to learn more about your individual learning styles, managing your time and extracurricular commitments, and what resources may be helpful during your collegiate experience. 

Visit Tutor Finder to make an appointment with a coach!  

Subject Tutoring

Drop-in tutoring is offered both in person and online for specific courses at Tufts. Visit Tutor Finder to see a list of available sessions. 

Don't see what you need? Email us.

Public Speaking and Presentation Skills

One-on-one appointments and workshops are available for students and groups who want to develop their public speaking skills. Our consultants can help students overcome public speaking anxiety, develop and polish presentation materials, and learn to speak confidently in a variety of academic settings.  Visit Tutor Finder to find a list of available workshops, or email StAAR to find out more about individual consultations.

Resources for Faculty and Staff

The Academic Coaching Staff is excited to help faculty and staff support student learning.  Refer a student who is struggling using our Student Support Portal, request a workshop for your class or program, or contact Katherine Swimm, Associate Director of Academic Support, with questions.

 

Resources for Students

Frequently Asked Questions

What if I need an individual tutoring session, or one-on-one coaching session?

The StAAR Center hopes that each student will try our group programming – small group tutoring, tutoring drop-in hours, study groups, or academic skills workshops – which may provide the resources you need.  If you have tried one of these resources and feel you still need individual help, please reach out to your Professor, TA, or Academic Dean, who can refer you to individual tutoring after you meet with them. If you have questions about your individual circumstances, please reach out to Associate Director of Academic Support, Katherine Swimm

 

 

How does drop-in tutoring work?

Students are encouraged to sign up for a drop-in tutoring session in advance through Tutor Finder, and share what they'd like to work on with the tutor. Drop-in tutoring provides students the flexibility to come at any point during the session and stay for any duration of time.

How will I know if a tutoring session is in person or through Zoom?

When you sign-up for a session in Tutor Finder, the location of the session will either show a specific building on campus or will say "Remote". If it is a remote session, you will receive the Zoom link once you sign up.

How should I prepare for a tutoring session?

Prior to the session, it is benefical for you to idenitfy your questions and content areas that you'd like to go over with the tutor and submit them when you make your appointment through Tutor Finder. Additionally, make note of the modality of the tutoring session when you sign up and plan accordingly.

What if StAAR tutoring is not offered for a particular course?

The StAAR Center does not provide tutoring support for every course offered at Tufts. If you are looking for support for a specific course, email us!