Online Tutoring

Free online tutoring for Accounting, Biology, Math, Chemistry and Writing is provided by STAR-NY (Sharing Tutoring and Academic Resources New York Consortium). Other colleges and universities participating are Alfred, Binghamton, Buffalo State, Cortland, Delhi, Morrisville, Oswego, Plattsburgh, SUNYIT, Tompkins-Cortland Community College, Ulster Community College, and University at Buffalo. The colleges and universities hire tutors who can help students from any of the participating campuses.

Schedule of Online Tutoring Fall 2016

  • Accounting tutoring for introductory level is available Sunday nights 7pm - midnight ONLY.
  • Biology tutoring for introductory level and anatomy & physiology is available Sunday through Thursday nights 7:00pm - midnight
  • Chemistry tutoring for introductory level, general chemistry, and organic chemistry is available Sunday through Thursday nights 7:00pm - midnight 
  • Computer Science tutoring for introductory level is available Sunday through Thursday nights 7:00pm - 10pm.
  • Economics tutoring for introductory level, macroeconomics, and microecomics is available Sunday through Thursday nights 7:00pm - midnight
  • Math tutoring for pre-algebra, algebra, pre-calculus, calculus I, and intro to statistics is available Sunday through Thursday nights 7:00pm - midnight
  • Nursing tutoring for introductory level is available Sunday through Thursday nights 7pm - midnight
  • Physics tutoring for introductory level is available Sunday through Thursday nights 7pm - midnight
  • Psychology tutoring for introductory level is available Sunday through Thursday nights 7pm - midnight
  • Tutoring for writing in any course below the 400 level (except foreign language) is available Sunday through Thursday nights 7:00pm - midnight

Instructions for Working with an Online Tutor

  • Email papers, assignments, questions, etc. to onlinetutoring@cortland.edu (papers should be sent as .docx or .pdf). Documents can be sent to this email at any time, but to receive feedback and tutoring a student must enter the online tutoring platform between 7:00pm and midnight Sundays through Thursdays. Refer to the schedule for available subjects each evening. Tutors do not respond or correct work through email correspondence. To receive online tutoring, a student must interact with the tutor in the online platform.
  • Open a browser other than Internet Explorer such as Firefox, Safari, or Chrome to log into the tutoring site: www.cortland.edu/asap/online/star-NY_signin.asp.
  • Click on the "Sign In Here" link.  Enter the information requested.
  • Select the room for the subject in which assistance is needed. There may be a wait, as students are helped in the order in which they log on. Tutors will greet students in the chat box area to the right of the whiteboard.
  • If you encounter any problems with the website, or have any questions, please e-mail onlinetutoring@cortland.edu.