Thinking Storm

We encourage faculty to embed a connection to ThinkingStorm within the Moodle shell for each of their courses so students have easy access to their free and professional online tutoring services. Refer to these step-by-step instructions.

Class Visits and Workshops

A Learning Center staff member will happily visit your class to offer a short info session (10-15 minutes) informing students about tutoring services or to lead a class presentation on an aspect of the writing process, study skills, or time management. We will work with you to tailor a presentation to your particular class, or to assist you in planning your own session. 

To request an in-class workshop on one of the following topics, please email with at least two weeks notice. We look forward to helping your students become more effective learners.

  • Study Skills
  • Time Management
  • Note-taking Skills

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 one-on-one help from a peer and learn to effective study skills. We would be glad to submit a report, upon the student’s request, of the information covered during a session.

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 subject area. If you would like to hear more about what tutors do, feel free to request an office or class visit at any time.

Syllabus Statement

Please feel free to include the following statement on your syllabus:

All students at Purchase College can take advantage of our tutoring services in the Learning Center and the Einstein Corner. These are free, 45-minute, peer-to-peer tutoring sessions in a variety of subjects and in writing across the disciplines. Sessions can happen in person or through the Online Writing Lab up to 3x/week. The OWL allows students to submit a paper draft and get written feedback by email within 48 business hours. We strongly recommend face-to-face meetings for first-year students and multilingual writers. I encourage you to take advantage of this service to help you excel in this class, as well as your other courses. Please visit the Learning Center and Einstein Corner websites for more information.

Teaching Resources

The following are links to resources on pedagogical topics ranging from course development to writing effective assignment sheets to classroom management. 

The Chronicle of Higher Education also regularly offers helpful teaching advice in their articles and blogs: