Tutoring & Study Groups

Students who regularly attend the free tutoring sessions report better understanding of course material, and better understanding leads to better grades!


Cazenovia students studying
At the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL), professionally trained staff and students can provide services in many areas. CTL coordinates a free campus-wide tutoring service. It has been developed to guide the work of students in their courses of study.  The goal is to provide students with assistance to make their studies more efficient and successful.


Forms of Tutoring and Assistance Offered


  • Drop-in and Appointment Basis*
  • Professional Tutors for in-depth help with specific courses
  • Peer Tutors who have successfully completed courses
  • View additional information about our tutoring services.

Study Skills Assistance

  • Test-Taking Strategies
  • Combating Test Anxiety
  • Note-Taking Skills 
  • Memory Techniques 
  • Reading Comprehension 
  • Research/Documentation Methods

*Due to high demand, the professional writing tutors typically require appointments.

Fall 2020 Tutoring Schedule

CTL Tutors are available for tutoring by virtual appointment. 

  • You need to email the Tutors below to make a one-on-one tutoring appointment.  You will need to identify at least two times when you are available in response to the times listed below.  The Tutor will invite you through Teams.
  • Tutor & Available Days/Times by Appointment Only Through Microsoft Teams!

Professional Tutors  

  • Lisa Cochrane – Writing/Academic Success Skills (8:00am – 11:00am Monday through Friday)
  • Rachel Copland – Writing/Academic Success Skills (8:30am – 11:30am Monday/Wednesday/Friday) (12:00pm – 7:00pm Tuesday/Thursday)
  • Doreen Plony – Writing/Academic Success Skills (12:00pm – 7:00pm Monday through Thursday)
  • Jennifer Sweet – Writing/Reading Skills (12:00pm – 7:00pm Monday through Thursday)

Peer Tutors

Contact times 6pm – 10pm Sunday through Thursday.  Tutor may make different tutoring times to meet the tutee’s schedule.)

  • Tri-Jeye Villaroel – FA131/FA132 History of Architecture 
  • Caitlyn Secondo – FA111/FA112 Art History (9:00pm – 11:00pm Tuesday and Thursday)
  • Shauna DeLeonardo – Interior Design Courses
  • Jen Forward – Statistics
  • Hannah Kimball – College Algebra (SM110/SM161)
  • Amanda Drazek – Accounting courses
  • Shaymaa Ibrahim – ID (3D Max) Reisman Hall 
  • Markell Zinkovitch – Fashion Design

Tutoring FAQ

Professional and Peer Tutors support learning through one-on-one and group contact. They have a broad-based knowledge of subject areas, and display a passion and enthusiasm for their subject areas.  Peer Tutors have been successful in their courses of study and have been recommended by their professors. 
Meet the Professional Tutors
Tutors are prepared to answer questions about course material. They will discuss and clarify assignments, lectures, textbook readings, quizzes, exams and any other study-related questions. They can help decide what information is most important to learn and develop strategies to help students remember this material.

Most students use tutoring to improve their understanding of course material that contributes to improved grades.  Students use tutoring services for the following purposes:
  • Clarify problems – Help with specific questions and general knowledge on a topic.
  • Homework – Easy access to someone who can help when students get stuck on a problem or have a question.
  • Study skills – Acquire skills that can be applied across the curriculum.
  • Study groups – Provide guides for group work to get the most out of available time.