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Academic Support

Purchase College offers an assortment of valuable services for its students through the Office of Science Student Support Services. Students are encouraged to visit this office to obtain information and assistance with tutoring, mentoring, financial aid, or academic advising. 

PLEASE NOTE: To mitigate risk related to COVID-19, all tutoring sessions are being held online using Zoom.  Students can schedule a session on WCOnline as usual. The tutor will then email you a link where you can access the Zoom meeting at the start of the scheduled session time. 


The Office of Science Student Support Services provides a friendly and welcoming environment—a place for students in the natural and social sciences to go to when they need help. This office offers tutoring and mentoring services to students and provides financial aid information and academic advising. Students are offered the assistance and guidance they need to help them succeed in their academic studies and achieve their career goals.

Located in room 3044 of the Natural Sciences Building, the office is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Students are welcome to visit this office to get information and assistance.

The Office of Science Student Support Services also partners with the Offices of Admissions and the Registrar, and works with the college’s Career Development Center to counsel students on graduate and medical school admissions and provide information on employment opportunities after graduation.

Peer tutoring for Natural & Social Science courses are offered during the Fall and Spring semesters. 

To schedule an appointment, visit the online scheduling system

Einstein Corner

Einstein Corner (located in room 3046 of the Natural Sciences Building) provides students with free tutoring assistance in such areas as mathematics, chemistry, biology, and computer science. Tutors undergo a rigorous review and training process to ensure that they are qualified.

For students majoring in natural science programs who need help to improve academic performance, this is an excellent way to receive guidance. Located in room 3046 of the Natural Sciences Building, the office is open from Monday through Friday. 

Tutors available for one-on-one sessions. To schedule an appointment, please log-in to our scheduling system.

While the Einstein Corner offers tutoring exclusively for math and science courses, free tutoring for other subjects is also available at the Learning Center. Students can always visit the coordinator of Science Student Support Services in NSC 3044 for assistance.

Natural Sciences Student Leaders

The Natural Sciences Student Leader (NSSL) Club  originated in the fall of 2006 and evolved from the peer mentoring program.

This group provides the opportunity to learn new skills, connect with peers, and learn the ins and outs of the Purchase community. Mentees are paired with a trained, academically strong, faculty recommended student leader who serves as a great source of information and support throughout the year. Mentors and mentees meet once a week, in addition to attending bi-monthly lunch workshops.
Here are some of the topics covered throughout the semester:
How to be a Savvy Student
Growth Mindset
Campus Resources
Resume, Cover Letter, and Personal Statement Writing
Defining Your Own Success
… and More!

Students interested in participating in the NSSL Club may contact the coordinator of Science Student Support Services.