GCCIS Tutoring Center

The GCCIS Tutoring Center is a central location where any student taking courses in the introductory programming sequences offered within GCCIS can get help.

It is staffed by students from all of the Schools and Departments in GCCIS. The Tutoring Center is a collaborative space with tables, white boards and wall-mounted monitors.

Hours and Contact


The Tutoring Center is located on the 2nd floor of Golisano Hall in room 2410 (overlooking the atrium).


For questions, please contact Kathleen Schreier Rudgers, Assistant Director for Student Success, at kmsrla@rit.edu.

Services

Tutoring is available for the following introductory programming courses:

  • ISCH 110 Principles of Computing
  • CSCI 140 Computer Science for AP Students
  • CSCI 141 Computer Science I
  • CSCI 142 Computer Science II
  • CSCI 242 Computer Science for Transfer Students
  • GCIS 120 Computational Thinking and Problem Solving
  • GCIS 123 Software Development and Problem Solving I
  • GCIS 124 Software Development and Problem Solving II
  • IGME 105 Game Development and Algorithmic Problem Solving I
  • IGME 106 Game Development and Algorithmic Problem Solving II
  • IGME 101 New Media Interactive Design and Algorithmic Problem Solving I
  • IGME 102 New Media Interactive Design and Algorithmic Problem Solving II
  • IGME 206 Game Development for Programmers

In addition, the Departments and Schools in GCCIS offer tutoring in other courses:

  • The Department of Computer Science offers theory tutoring. For other courses and content areas, please contact your professor or teaching assistant.

  • Society of Software Engineers
  • iSchool resources
  • Course support in the Department of Computing Security is available in the RITSEC Club Rooms. You can also contact a Computing Security academic advisor for additional options.
  • School of Interactive Games and Media: Contact your instructor/teaching assistant
  • Women in Computing (WiC) tutoring
  • NTID supported students have access to tutors for GCCIS classes in the NTID/ICS lab (GOL-1510) weekdays (M-F) from 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Frequently Asked Questions

The Tutoring Center is generally open Sunday – Thursday from 9:00 AM – 10:00 PM; Fridays -  Saturdays from 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM. The schedule provides an accurate representation of when the Tutoring Center is open and which tutors are available. The Tutoring Center will be closed during the following breaks:

Thanksgiving break

Winter break

Spring break

Summer break

The Tutoring Center will have a modified schedule during October break, Spring break, and the Final Exam Period of the fall and spring semesters. Please check the schedule for updates.

Upon entering the Tutoring Center please sign in then have a seat. You are welcome to sit anywhere in the Tutoring Center and someone will be with you shortly. Please note that students will be seen on a first-come, first serve basis.

The GCCIS Tutoring Center tutors will be wearing green vests and will have a laminated sign indicating their course at a table. After signing in you will be directed to the appropriate tutor.

It is helpful to come to the Tutoring Center prepared with specific questions. These questions can pertain to an assignment, a concept, etc. The goal of tutoring is to help you better understand the concept or how to complete the assignment. They may also offer constructive feedback during your tutoring session. The tutors will not, however, give you the answers to homework problems or assignments. It’s important to keep this in mind when working with a tutor.


 

No, there is no time limit. However, we ask that you be respectful of others waiting to see a tutor.

The Tutoring Center has desktop computers available loaded with the software needed for the supported classes. However, we strongly encourage you to bring a laptop whenever possible.

At this time the Tutoring Center is for tutoring only. Once you have completed your tutoring session we ask that you move to another study space in Golisano Hall to continue your work.

Yes! The departments in GCCIS provide tutoring support for other major courses, more information can be found above in the Services section.

In addition, the Academic Support Center provides Math and Physics support. The ASC also provides information about other tutoring services at RIT.

Women in Computing (WiC) also provides tutoring for the Computer Science courses.

Yes, 1:1 tutoring is possible though it will depend on how busy the Center is at the time of your visit. We encourage small group tutoring in the Center. You may find you learn just as much from the tutors as you do your peers!

Yes, the Center is available to any undergraduate or graduate student (from any college) who is taking an introductory programming course listed above.

Hiring for the Tutoring Center is managed through the academic departments within GCCIS. Please contact the appropriate person from your degree program:

Jordan Gates jmgvis@rit.edu
Senior Staff Assistant, Department of Computer Science

Beth Livecchi: bmlpsn@rit.edu
Manager of Administrative and Support Services, School of Interactive Games and Media

Lauren Shields: lauren.shields@rit.edu
Assistant Dean of Academic Services, GCCIS Dean’s Office

For information on tutoring for Computing Security, iSchool, Software Engineering

Occasionally a tutor needs to miss their shift for a variety of reasons. We make every effort to find a substitute but sometimes we are unable to do so. Also, depending on who is scheduled to work during that time, the Tutoring Center may need to close briefly because no tutor is available to work. We will do everything in our power to ensure this does not occur but sometimes things happen! We apologize for any inconvenience.