The Learning Center

The Learning Center provides FREE online and in-person tutoring, academic support, and a quiet and friendly atmosphere to work on your assignments! We are also home to the English Language Institute. Stop by to see us in Gordon Student Center, Room G202 — we are here for you!

What We Do:

Tutoring by Appointment

Students may make up to two appointments per week, per course. Use the links below to get started.

Tutoring Subject Areas

For the Summer 2024 semester, we have tutors available in the subject areas below.  If your course is not listed below, you can request a tutor.


  • Basic Math Skills
  • Basic Computer Skills
  • Study Skills
  • Writing Skills
  • ASL101
  • ANT152
  • BIO105
  • BIO121
  • BIO151
  • BIO152
  • BIO171
  • BIO172
  • BMC101
  • BUS101
  • BUS105
  • BUS106
  • BUS121
  • BUS203
  • BUS219
  • BUS230
  • BUS243
  • CHE121
  • CHE151
  • CHE171
  • CHE172
  • COM100
  • COM110
  • COM210
  • COM220
  • COM282
  • ENG103
  • ENG104
  • ENG222
  • ENG259
  • HEA106
  • HEA207
  • HIS101
  • HIS102
  • HIS103
  • HIS104
  • HIS105
  • HIS106
  • HIS107
  • HIT120
  • ILS153
  • MAT104
  • MAT118
  • MAT112
  • MAT113
  • MAT114
  • MAT116
  • MAT143
  • MAT161
  • MAT162
  • MAT115
  • MAT263
  • MAT151
  • MAT241
  • MAT251
  • MAT264
  • NTR104
  • PHI101
  • PHI107
  • PHI108
  • PEH100
  • PEH155
  • PEH163
  • PHY103
  • PHY105
  • PHY104
  • PHY205
  • POS100
  • POS102
  • PSY103
  • PSY206
  • SOC103
  • SPA101
  • SPA102

Drop-In Tutoring

Drop-in tutoring is available for high-volume subject areas. During our drop-in hours, tutors are on hand to answer questions and offer academic support in these subjects. You do not need an appointment to attend the drop-in hours and can come as often as you need.


For the Summer 2024 semester, our drop-in hours are as follows:

BIOLOGY: 12:00pm – 2:00pm (Monday & Tuesday), G200

CHEMISTRY: 12:00pm – 2:00pm (Wednesday & Thursday), G200

MATH: 12:00pm – 2:00pm (Monday-Thursday), G202

PHYSICS: 12:00pm – 2:00pm (Monday-Thursday), G202

Here’s how drop-in tutoring works:

  1. Sign in at the Learning Center kiosk and take a red and green cup.

  2. Find a seat in the designated space for your subject area.

  3. Place the green cup on top of the red cup and start your work.

  4. When you have a question for the tutor, place the red cup on top of the green cup to signal to the tutor that you need some help.

We offer after-hours tutoring!

Through a unique collaboration with other SUNY schools, you'll be able to receive the extra help outside of the classroom beyond our typical Learning Center operating hours. You'll be sent to the STAR-NY site which will connect you with a tutor. All you have to do is:

  1. Go to the STAR-NY tutoring site
  2. Log in with your OCC credentials
  3. Get academic help!
STAR-NY is open in the evenings:  7:00pm – 12:00am (Sunday-Thursday).

The Learning Center is home to the English Language Institute (ELI). The ELI program provides multiple levels of language instruction and support to help English language learners achieve their career and academic goals. Our programs are recognized throughout the region and can improve access to employment opportunities.

Register for an ELI class!

Positions and Requirements

NOTE:  Applications are accepted on a “continuous recruitment” basis.  We accept applications year-round and reach out to the pool of qualified applicants only when the need arises.  Need is based upon student demand in the specific course/discipline. This can change from semester to semester.  These positions are temporary and there is no guarantee of work.   


You can borrow a laptop and calculator at The Learning Center — Bring your LazerCard!  


Gordon Student Center 202

All tutoring sessions and workshops are hosted in the Learning Center, Gordon 202, unless indicated otherwise.


Summer 2024
Mon - Fri: 8:30am - 4:30pm (G202)
Sat/Sun:  CLOSED

After Hours Tutoring 
Sun-Thurs: 7:00pm - 12:00am