Referring a Student to the Learning Center:

The Learning Center at Purchase College offers free tutorial help for Purchase students throughout the academic year. Please refer students to the Learning Center to receive supplemental instruction and learn effective study skills. We would be glad to submit a report, upon request, of the information covered during a session. We look forward to working with you.

College Writing Faculty:

Learning Center tutors frequently work with College Writing students on writing skills.  You may refer your student to the Learning Center by completing the College Writing Faculty Referral Form.  Please provide your student with a hard copy and/or an electronic copy of your referral; it is then your student's responsibility to independently schedule a tutoring appointment, and to bring the referral form to the tutoring appointment.

You may direct your student to request a Tutor Receipt at the end of his or her tutoring session; the tutor will complete the Receipt and hand it to your student, who should then give it to you.  This will provide you with information about your student's tutoring session.

Please note that students may also refer themselves and are not required to submit a College Writing faculty referral form in order to receive Learning Center tutoring.


Class Visits and Workshops:

A Learning Center staff member will happily lead a 15 - 45 minute class presentation on an aspect of the writing process, study skills, time management, or Learning Center services.   We will work with you to tailor a presentation to your particular class, or to assist you in planning your own session. Here are some possible workshop topics:

Thesis statements

Integration of quotes


Peer review / workshop

Writing concisely



Time management



Please complete the Learning Center Workshop Form and e-mail it to at least one week in advance of your in-class workshop.  Meeting with a Learning Center staff member at least one week before the workshop to discuss your students' needs is beneficial but not required.  We look forward to helping your students become more effective learners.


Recommending a Student to be a Tutor:

We value your recommendations here at the Learning Center.  Please submit the names of any students that you feel could perform tutorial services for your class.  If you would like to hear more about what tutors do, feel free to request an office or class visit at any time. View our current tutors and their subjects here:  Meet the Tutors.

For information on testing accommodations and make-up exams, please visit our Testing Accommodations page.



If you have any questions, please contact Shinelle Espaillat:


Mon - Fri, 10am - 5pm
Student Services 213

Mon - Fri, by appointment
Student Services 213