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Frequently Asked Questions

Do I qualify for free ESL tutoring?
Any student at Pace who speaks a language other than English as their first language qualifies for free tutoring. This includes students on any of Pace’s campuses, though students on the Upstate campuses may have to opt for online sessions.

Where is the tutoring center?
The Global Pathways tutoring center is located at 41 Park Row on the 7th floor, room number 727.

Where can I find the tutoring schedule?
The tutoring schedule is not posted because it changes every week. The schedule is maintained in the Global Pathways office and students can email Global Pathways to find out about tutoring availability. The tutoring schedule is limited, but the Global Pathways staff will work with you to try and accommodate your needs according to your schedule.

How do I sign up for a tutoring session?
Email Global Pathways to find out about the tutoring availability and to sign up for a tutoring session. You must provide your Pace email address, your UID number and your U.S. mobile phone number in case we need to contact you.

When I sign up, is it for one tutoring session only?
In general, when you sign up for a tutoring session, it will be on a regularly scheduled weekly basis. Sometimes, if you sign up when another student has cancelled, it will be for one session only. As each situation is different, a Global Pathways staff member will clarify on a case-by-case basis.

Are the tutoring sessions in a group?
All tutoring sessions are one-on-one between the student and the tutor.

Who are the tutors?
The Global Pathways tutors are professional English professors and tutors.

What subjects are covered in the Global Pathways tutoring center?
The Global Pathways tutoring center is specifically for students who require additional support in their English classes. Assistance can also be given with academic subjects depending on the content and the nature of the support requested. Students who require additional support for academic classes can also reach out to the Learning Commons.

How can I prepare for my tutoring session?
You are expected to play an active role in your tutoring session by coming prepared. Bring any class materials such as homework assignments or research papers with which you need help. The needs of each student are different, and you must be able to identify how the tutor can help you in order to make the most of your time.