Student Affairs

Tutoring Program

The Office of Student Affairs offers a tutoring program for students who are struggling academically or who have missed a substantial amount of class time due to illness or other personal issues.

In considering whether to request a tutor, it is highly advised that students first meet with a class teaching assistant. Teaching assistants often are in the best position to provide practical guidance. 

  • Our free, confidential tutoring service is open to all JD and graduate students who have demonstrated a need for tutoring.
  • These sessions are designed to assist students who are experiencing specific difficulties in a particular subject, or who would like guidance with respect to study, outlining, or exam-taking skills.
  • Tutors are fellow students who have demonstrated academic excellence in an academic area(s) and whenever possible, students are assigned to tutors who had the same professor for the course.
  • Tutoring takes place at mutually convenient times, usually 2-3 hours per week.
  • Due to the limited number of available tutors, students may request tutoring for a maximum of two courses.

Please note: Because we rely on student volunteers to serve as tutors, we may not be able to assign a tutor in every case. We will make every effort to do so. Requests for tutors in more advanced classes can be difficult to fulfill. If we are unable to find you a tutor, we encourage you to speak with your professor and her/his teaching assistant about your specific difficulties.

You will be able to request a tutor during the open application period which will run until Monday, April 10.

If you have any questions regarding the tutoring program, please e-mail the Office of Student Affairs at or call (212) 998-6658.