Director of Tutorial Services
Pierpont School of Academic Studies
2nd level Library
Tutorial Services Center
Peer tutoring is available on a "drop-in" basis to all Pierpont Community & Technical College/Fairmont State University students through the Tutorial Services Center at the Locust Avenue campus only. All full-time and part-time Pierpont/FSU students are entitled to free tutoring. Students with documented disabilities may be eligible for additional support services. Students are encouraged to request tutoring for extra academic support and especially if they are in danger of failing a class. Each semester, peer tutoring is available for most basic required courses and for a variety of other courses.The center has individual tutoring areas equipped with dry boards, desks, and computers. Students in good academic standing (sophomores, juniors, seniors) who would like to serve as paid "peer tutors" must complete an application, take a free, one-hour tutor training practicum online course, complete other required training, and meet established criteria and standards to qualify as a tutor. The Peer Tutorial Services program is certified by the College Reading & Learning Association (CRLA). For hours of availability, check the Peer Tutoring Schedule located on the college website under Tutorial Services or contact the Director of Tutorial Services in the Library, 2nd Level at 304-367-4081.
Professional tutors for Mathematics offer tutoring for all math courses and math related topics including study procedures, problem solving strategies, and overcoming math anxiety. Profesional tutors for writing across the curriculum offer help with all writing assignments including essays, research papers, technical documents, and literary analysis. The services of the Math/Writing Center are free and available on a "drop-in" basis for full-time and part-time students on the second level of the library.), Caperton Center (Clarksburg, WV), MTEC (Morgantown, WV), and Lewis County Center. For hours of availability, check the Professional Math Tutoring Schedule or the Professional Writing Tutoring Schedule on the college website under Tutorial Services or contact the Director of Tutorial Services in the Library, 2nd Level at 304-367-4081.
Brainfuse is an online tutoring service available free to all currently enrolled students. To access Brainfuse, go to your Blackboard account via your "my campus" account. Once you enter a class through Blackboard, select the "tools" link to access Brainfuse.