Instructional Support Services Program/Tutoring

Academic Center for Excellence (ACE): Humanities, Social Sciences, and Writing Tutoring

Academic Center for Excellence (ACE)

What We Do

The Academic Center for Excellence (ACE) offers workshops and tutoring for undergraduate and graduate students seeking to improve their skills in writing, social sciences, and humanities subject areas. We can provide weekly, or one-time, individual appointments with a tutor, and we also offer walk-in tutoring in writing, and for social sciences and humanities courses. Walk-in tutoring hours vary by semester and are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Location & Hours

The Academic Center for Excellence is located in the Old Gym Building, Room 205. The ACE's phone number is 718-960-8175.

Summer 2016 Tutoring

The ACE does not offer tutoring for summer session 2, which begins July 11th. Regular tutoring hours will resume in the Fall semester, and the Centers will open for tutoring on September 6, 2016.


Fall and Spring Semesters Hours

Regular tutoring hours during the fall and spring semesters are the following: Monday-Thursday 10 a.m.-7 p.m., and Saturday 10 a.m.-2 p.m. The Center is not open for tutoring when classes are not in session, during the winter and summer intersessions (unless otherwise specified) and when the College is closed. It may, however, be open for scheduled workshops. Please call the Center to confirm workshop hours.

We offer tutoring by appointment as well as walk-in tutoring (primarily in writing, but also in social science and humanities courses on a more limited basis). Please contact us if you do not see listed the area in which you need tutoring.

Areas of Tutoring

Tutors are generally available in the following subject areas:

  • Accounting
  • Art History
  • Business Administration
  • Economics
  • English
  • French
  • History
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Linguistics
  • Music
  • Philosophy
  • Psychology
  • Reading
  • Spanish
  • Speech Pathology
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Statistics for Psychology
  • Writing, reading, and research for any course

See our FAQ page for answers to general questions about tutoring.

Apply for a Tutor

Come by room 205 of the Old Gym Building any time during our regular hours to fill out a tutor request form. You can also download an application [PDF], and fax (718-960-7831) or drop it off in the office.

Online Tutoring

The ACE offers online tuturoing in writing and is politing online tutoring in various Social Science courses. Please call the SLC (718-960-7707) to inquire about online offerings. For more information about online tutoring, click here.


We offer free workshops in a variety of areas including writing and academic skills. For the complete current schedule of ISSP workshops, click here.

The College's Counseling Center offers different workshops to help students improve their motivation, study and test taking skills. For information about the Counseling Center's Academic Success workshop series, click here.

CUNY Assessment Tests

Please see the Testing Office website for more information about testing policies and procedures. For general information about the CUNY Assessment Tests in reading, writing, and math, see the official CUNY website.

Please contact the Mathematics Department's Math Lab (718-960-8878) if you require tutoring for the CUNY Assessment Test in Mathematics.

Last modified: Aug 9, 2016

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