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STAR-NY Online Tutoring Service

This program provides free online tutoring for enrolled SUNY New Paltz students in various subjects.

What You Need to Know

  • Online Tutoring is free.
  • Online tutoring is part of shared services consortium with 19 other SUNY colleges.
  • Each participating SUNY—including SUNY New Paltz—identifies trained and qualified tutors to provide online tutoring.
  • The following core subjects are specific to SUNY New Paltz students: 
    • Math -  Pre-Algebra, Algebra, Pre-Calculus, Calc I, & Intro to Statistics
    • Chemistry - Introductory, General, & Organic
    • Biology - Introductory & Anatomy & Physiology
    • Physics - Introductory
    • Accounting – Introductory
    • Computer Science – introductory (7 pm – 10 pm only)
    • Economics - Introductory, Micro, & Macro
    • Writing - Any course below the 400 level (with the exception of foreign languages).


Hours and Availability

Fall 2017: Tuesday September 5 - Tuesday December 12, 2017**

Spring 2018: Tuesday January 30 - Thursday May 10, 2018

**Please note: Thanksgiving Break will include Tuesday November 21 through Thursday November 23.


How to Access STAR-NY Online Tutoring

Go to http://www.cortland.edu/asap/online/STAR-NY_signin.asp


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.