Academic Coaching & Tutoring Center

Do you want to enhance your in-class learning? Would you prefer to study smarter not harder? Do you wish you took better notes? The Academic Coaching and Tutoring Center (ACTC) can help you with your Academic enhancement journey. The ACTC is open to all students..

The ACTC provides:

  • Individual tutoring, drop-in sessions, and review sessions
    • You can receive tutoring from a fellow student who excelled in the course(s) you are requesting.
    • Peer tutors help fellow students develop the skills they need to succeed as independent learners. They model effective strategies and methods for approaching challenging course material.
    • Make a tutoring appointment through the Student Navigate App.
  • Academic coaching and workshops
    • We will get to know your learning styles, study habits, and difficulties so we can help you succeed.
    • We will also assist you in enhancing your academic skills and help you build your confidence and connect you to valuable resources.
    • You will learn motivation, discipline, transition, communication, study and test-taking strategies, and time and energy management.
    • Make an academic coaching appointment through the Student Navigate App.

Academic Resources


Below you will find best practices handouts and a few worksheets to enhance your understanding of topics/courses. These worksheets and handouts have been created by the ACTC Peer Tutors. If you would like to work with a peer tutor after working on a certain worksheet, please set up a tutoring appointment on Student Navigate. (Directions Here)

Become a Peer Tutor

Peer Tutors at Pitt-Bradford are leaders and role-models. They serve the Academic Coaching and Tutoring Center by providing their peers tutoring in subjects they excel in. Tutors are not the experts and do not replace time in the classroom or faculty office hours. Tutors engage students in discussions that help students clarify problems, help with test-prep, study strategies, time-management, and offer a variety of strategies to maintain academic success.


Peer tutors have a strong academic record with a cumulative GPA of at least a 3.0 and a B+ or higher in the courses they tutor. They need two (2) positive faculty reference forms. Peer tutors need effective interpersonal and communication skills, including a positive attitude, empathy, patience, and a strong commitment to helping students succeed academically.


Peer tutors receive valuable leadership experience in providing academic experience to their peers. They are also able to enhance their own subject knowledge and build a relationship with their professors. Peer tutors are trained and certified through the International College Reading and Learning Association (CRLA). We encourage our peer tutors to go beyond the required basic level of training to complete the advanced and master levels through the CRLA program.


To apply to be a peer tutor, please look at Talent Center,, and see if there are any open positions or contact the coordinator of the ACTC.

Pitt-Bradford also offers academic support services specific to writing in the Writing Center and mathematics in the Math Center.

Our Staff:

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Stacey Colosimo

Colosimo, Stacey

Administrative Assistant

Academic Advising Center

Academic Coaching and Tutoring Center


Phone: 814-362-7533

Location: 218 Hanley Library

Bernie Picklo

Picklo, Bernie

Interim Academic Coaching and Tutoring Center Coordinator

Academic Affairs


Phone: 814-362-7644

Location: 103F Fisher Hall