Tutoring Support

The Center for Academic Success provides tutoring support to Alfred University students in a wide variety of disciplines. Tutors are typically undergraduate or graduate students who have been recommended by faculty members and who have done well in the target course or discipline.

Tutor helping a student

Drop-in Tutoring

Drop-in Tutoring offers regular hours each week, during which students can work through difficult course material, study for exams and get assistance with homework.

Topics Covered

  • Math- 100, 200, and some 300 level courses
  • Chemistry- Chemistry I, Chemistry II, Organic Chemistry
  • Physics - Physics I and Physics II
  • Computer Science- Computer Science I, Computer Science II
  • Business- Covers most undergraduate business courses

Study Buddies

Peer Study Buddies are available during tutoring times. They can assist students with general tutoring in areas that may not be covered or assist students in building stronger homework habits and studying strategies.

Session Days Times Location Topics Covered
Lunch Hour





(across from the Bookstore)

  • Math
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Computer Science
  • Business
  • Study Buddy
Evening Hours





7:30pm-9:00pm BookEnd Lounge (Herrick Library)
  • Math
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Computer Science
  • Business
  • Study Buddy
  • Writing
Study Buddy Aleksey

Aleksey Strekalov: Study Buddy

Study Buddy Bianca

Bianca Durso: Study Buddy

Hi, I am a senior majoring in ceramic engineering with minors in Business Administration, Chemistry, and Mathematics. I am also a member of the track and field team at Alfred. My event is the heptathlon which consists of 7 different events. I tend to keep busy, but in my free time I enjoy spending time outdoors, reading, and playing golf.

I became a tutor because I enjoy helping others!

Jack Castle: Math, Chemistry, and Physics Tutor

Hello, my name is Jack Castle, and I’d like to share a little bit about myself:

I am starting my second year as a graduate student at Alfred University, where I am studying Material Science and Engineering. Prior to this, I obtained my bachelor’s degree in chemistry with a minor in mathematics from the College at Brockport State University of New York in May 2021, along with an initial certification to teach chemistry at the high school level (grades 9-12).

My Journey at Alfred University began in May 2018 when I had the opportunity to work as a research assistance for Dr. William Carty and Dr. Hyojin Lee during the university’s summer sessions. Little did I know that this experience would lead me to pursue my master’s degree in material science at AU later down the road. I am grateful for this opportunity to continue my higher education.

During my time at Brockport, I served as a teacher’s lab assistant for organic and inorganic chemistry, and I also provided tutoring for general chemistry. While chemistry is my strong suit, I decided to enhance my skills in other scientific fields by tutoring physics. I believe that supporting others in their studies and sharing knowledge is essential to fostering academic success. As a tutor, I aim to create a safe space where students can freely ask questions, gain confidence in their scientific studies, and improve their problem-solving abilities.

Beyond academics, I have a passion for music. I initiated an open mic/karaoke night that takes place on most Wednesdays throughout the year at a local establishment on main street in Alfred called Alex’s College Spot. Moreover, I am an avid soccer player and participate in a men’s league in Rochester. I am also currently working on building a folk-rock band in the Allegheny/Steuben County area called The Dui Decibel System.

I look forward to connecting with the Alfred University community and aiding in any way I can.

Tutor Ale

Alessandro Lagos-Canales: Math, Chemistry, and Physics Tutor

Hey there! I am a senior majoring in Mechanical Engineering with a minor in Material Science. As an international student from Honduras, I'm fluent in both Spanish and English. Beyond academics, I'm also an active member of AU’s Swimming and Diving Team, where I've honed my teamwork and time management skills.

As a tutor, I'm here to make the journey of learning math smoother for you. With patience and clarity, I'll help you tackle those tricky math problems and concepts.

Eden Vallely: Chemistry Tutor

Tutor Montana

Montana Weidman: Chemistry Tutor

Hey! I am a senior majoring in Material Science & Engineering. I love spending time in the lab and being able to work through things hands on. When I don’t have safety glasses on, I’m somewhere in the woods with my dog, on the lake with my kayak, or climbing a mountain. In my time at AU I have been a member of the forest people, the boxing club, the STEP Lab, and a research assistant. You can occasionally catch me around campus with my ukulele, too! As a tutor, I enjoy being able to give back to a program that has gotten me through the toughest classes and meeting new students from all walks of campus.

Tutor Eric

Eric Schweickert: Chemistry Tutor

I am a junior majoring in Chemistry with minors in Math and Physics. My love of chemistry started during my AP chem class during my sophomore year of high school, when I messed up a lab and spent several hours boiling water to try and recrystallize my product. During my time in the lab I began to talk to my Chemistry teacher, and her encouragement for me to seek out answers to questions on my own inspired me to both study Chemistry in college, and help out my fellow students in their Chemistry journeys.

As a tutor, I look forward to helping students in chemistry with both General and Organic Chemistry, and hopefully inspiring students to continue their studies the way my Chemistry teacher inspired me.


Luke Falk: Computer Science Tutor

Hi! I am a junior majoring in Renewable Energy Engineering. I enjoy coding, playing video games, and playing board games. I'm also the president of the chess club! I chose to be a tutor because helping people understand a problem or subject also strengthens my understanding of it. My favorite part of AU is being able to walk almost anywhere on campus. I look forward to helping with any questions you may have!

Tutor Abby

Abby Wilson: Business Tutor

Hello my name is Abby Wilson! I am a senior here at Alfred University and am majoring in Marketing. I also have minors in Business Analytics and Sports Management. The main reason I came to AU was to play on the Women’s Soccer team, which I enjoy a lot! I would love to pursue a future career in marketing within the sports world, or working for a market research firm.

My dream job would be to work for Peloton and help them with their marketing strategies, because working out through Peloton has become a huge hobby and passion of mine. In addition to that, in my free time, I like hanging out with my friends and family, and doing puzzles. My favorite movies are Top Gun Maverick, and all the Rocky movies.

As a tutor, I look forward to helping students feel more comfortable with the classroom material, and more confident for their upcoming assignments and tests.

Tutor Kate

Kate Rieger: Business Tutor

Hi! I am a senior majoring in Marketing with a minor in Data Analytics and Sports Management. I chose AU because I loved the beautiful campus and the small class sizes. In my free time I like to play soccer as well as read books. My favorite TV shows are New Girl and Parks and Recreation. An interesting fact about myself is that I am a triplet.

While attending AU, I have been a member of the Alfred Women Soccer Team and I am currently an officer for the AMA Club on campus.

As a tutor, I enjoy being able to help students better understand material as well as be a source of support and someone they can confide in.

If you need assistance with a class that is not supported by Supplemental Instruction or one of the Drop-in Tutoring disciplines, please take advantage of the following resources:

  • Visit a Study Buddy during tutoring hours
  • Your instructor's office hours (you can also email your instructor to set up a meeting)
  • Academic Consultation at CAS: set up a meeting with one of our consultants to discuss how to study more effectively, manage your time and tasks more efficiently, reduce test-anxiety, etc.