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Academic Support Center

Reaching your academic potential goes beyond studying hard

The York College Academic Support Center provides materials and services to help students meet their academic goals during every stage of their college careers. Whether you need assistance solving a linear equation, preparing for a big biology exam or just need a comfortable space to be in between classes, the ASC has you covered. 

Located on the lower level of the Humanities Center, room 01, the Academic Support Center staffs two Professional Academic Coaches and a Professional STEM Tutor who specifically supports first-year Bio and Chem students.  In addition, there are up to 60 undergraduate tutors, who meet with their peers in a variety of courses. The ASC provides subject-specific tutoring, one-on-one interaction, and personal study skills consultations to any York College student - all free of charge.

Enhance your studying skills, get access to subject matter experts, and find new ways to improve your academic performance.

Tutoring and Coaching Services

  • Schedule an appointment with a Tutor or Coach

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    Academic Coaches

    Make an appointment with a coach to learn how to create habits to successfully negotiate your academic and personal challenges. look at how you are spending your time, discuss what your priorities are, and work to master effective study habits. during a consultation, create a plan and then stay in touch with the academic coach for support in these areas: 

    • time management
    • note-taking
    • text anxiety
    • test-taking strategies
    • comprehension strategies
    • textbook reading

    Math Tutors

    Make an appointment with a math tutor who can help you prepare for an upcoming exam, understand concepts, or give you guidance to help take your math grade to the next level. We provide math assistance for students taking MAT102-Preliminary Math, through MAT172-Calculus II, and a few upper-level math courses.

    Math tutors are well qualified to answer your questions and teach problem-solving skills. The goal of any math tutor is to increase a student's confidence and ability to succeed in their ycp math course.

    Language Tutors

    In HUM176, Spanish, French, Arabic and German peer tutors are available. Make an appointment with one of them and learn to converse in your new language, review for tests, or practice conjugating verbs.

    Writing Center

    Writing essays, designing websites, giving presentations--college students from all majors are constantly composing. All these forms of writing are vital ways in which students learn, share what they've learned, and develop their communication skills as future professionals.

    The Writing Center supports how all forms of writing are taught and learned at York College. We seek to provide space, services, and programming to cultivate a community of writers across the campus and work to encourage both students and tutors to continually grow as writers.

  • Drop-In Tutoring Hours

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    We offer one-on-one tutoring, study groups, and/or review sessions with select courses. Drop-in hours of peer tutors for a variety of courses are listed in our schedule. Tutors will meet with students as their time permits.

    Behavioral Sciences: Select Psychology courses; Criminal Justice and Behavioral Sciences Stats; Criminal Justice Research Methods

    Biological Sciences: Biology 142/150/152: Genetics; Biostatistics; Micro-Biology; Essentials of A&P; Ecology

    Graham School of Business: Financial, Managerial, and Intermediate I/II Accounting; Business Stats QBA260/265; Managerial Finance I; Operations Management

    Hospitality, Recreation, and Sports Management: Managerial Accounting, Finance

    Music, Art, and Communication: Music Theory and Aural Skills courses

    Nursing: Med-Surg; Pharmacology; Research

    Physical Sciences: General Chemistry I/II; Organic Chem I/II; Chem 122/123; Select Physics Courses

    Engineering: Select Computer Science courses; Math Methods; Computational Methods; select Physics courses

    Many tutors have posted drop-in hours, so students meet with them in the Academic Support Center at these regularly scheduled times. Also, students may email a tutor and request a meeting. Tutors will take these appointments as their schedules allow.

  • Interested in being a tutor?

    Interested in being a tutor?

    Interested in being a math tutor?

    Students who want to tutor mathematics need a recommendation from a professor with whom they've taken a YCP calculus course. Students must also be in good academic standing with an overall GPA of at least 3.2.

    It’s also strongly recommended that math tutors take the course MAT210, Teaching Basic Math Skills, a 3-credit course offered each spring. This course reviews math content most often tutored in the Academic Support Center and introduces future math teachers to research-based best practices in the field. If a student is unable to fit MAT210 into his or her schedule, exceptions can be made on a case-by-case basis. 

    To be a Math Tutor students must apply for the position of Peer Tutor on the Spartan Career Path.

    Interested in being a content tutor?

    To be considered for a position as a content tutor you must have successfully completed the course you wish to tutor and have a recommendation from your professor to tutor that course. In addition, you must apply on the Spartan Career Path.

    Recommendations should be sent to Barb Zmolek at or call 717.815.6598.

Contact Us
Academic Support Center
Barb Zmolek, Director, Academic Support Center
Humanities Center, 01A
Phone: 717.815.6598
Monday - Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.


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