Three Pace students in a computer lab

Faculty and Admin Support

Student Concerns

It’s not always easy to determine why students are struggling in their classes, but feel free to pursue the below charts on different student needs and the support services we have available for each, and don’t worry; we have a lot of experience advising students on which kind of support best fits their needs and are ready to step in. If you think a student could benefit from talking to us, let the student know to email us directly at IAS@pace.edu.

English as a Second Language Concerns

Note also that we have academic classes led by professors with extensive experience teaching international students available.

  • Ask the student to email us directly at IAS@pace.edu, requesting one-on-one tutoring on any area of English that may apply: listening, speaking, reading, writing, grammar, vocabulary. Students should be aware, however, that these sessions fill up quickly, so they may have to go on our waitlist or choose another format till a seat opens.

  • Our conversation groups are the perfect format for students to practice fluency - the skill associated with speaking English without too much effort while getting meaning across effectively. View this as the opposite skill of accuracy, often associated with public speaking. Ask the student to email us directly at IAS@pace.edu, requesting a seat in our Conversation Groups.

  • Ask the student to email us directly at IAS@pace.edu, requesting one-on-one sessions centered on writing skills specifically. Our first priority would be to find a tutor who can support the student’s writing skill development on a weekly basis, but if this is unavailable, we’d refer the student on to the Writing Center for one-time appointments or their workshop schedule.

  • Ask the student to email Ellayne Ganzfried directly at eganzfried@pace.edu to sign up for Professional Speech Tutoring at the Speech and Hearing Center.

  • Ask the student to email us directly at IAS@pace.edu, requesting a seat in our Business English Seminars. The student may also wish to participate in the INSPIRE program through Career Services.

  • Ask the student to email us directly at IAS@pace.edu, requesting a seat in our Legal English Seminars. The seminars may consist of either individual or group sessions at the tutor’s discretion.

Academic Concerns

  • Ask the student to schedule for one-time academic mentoring sessions by filling out this form or reach out to us at IAS@pace.edu if you think weekly sessions would serve the student better. Study skills workshops are also available on TutorTrack.

  • Check which classes the Learning Center is offering tutoring on, and if your class is listed, ask the student to schedule through TutorTrac.

Behavioral Concerns

  • For instance, this could be when you observe a student crying in class because s/he is worried about their family back home or if a student performs well in class then suddenly goes missing and stops responding to outreach. Depending on the needs the student is expressing, you could either refer them to the Counseling Center or enter an alert for them in Guardian.