Summer Virtual Peer Tutoring is now available.

Please click on the button to the right.


Peer Tutoring at the CFLC

We are a service open to all BC students and faculty. We believe that all students can benefit from tutoring services. Our programs are meant both to challenge high achieving students and to support those having academic difficulties.

We offer tutoring in over 60 subjects including all of the CORE curriculum classes.

We are a “peer tutoring” service. Tutors are all BC undergraduate and graduate students who are in high academic standing and have been recommended by their respective departments. The CFLC is CRLA (College Reading and Learning Association) Certified.

All appointments begin on the hour (*Except A&P).  

CFLC Peer Tutoring is currently using an online platform

Academic Coaching

We offer academic coaching to all BC students. It is available once a week, on a first come first serve basis, and can be booked like any other tutoring appointment. The sessions are run by experienced graduate students with backgrounds in education. Academic coaching is appropriate for students, who seek to improve their time management, study habits and processes, reading comprehension, and retention skills to become more effective learners.



For questions about our tutoring services, please contact:

Cecilie Reid-Joyner
Associate Director

Online Tutoring Through the CFLC


Tutoring Subjects Offered Online

Tutoring Subjects Offered Through the CFLC

Summer subjects:



General Chemistry

Organic Chemistry



Earth and Environmental Studies


ELL Writing

Computer Science








Important Details About Online Tutoring

Tutee Information for Online Tutoring

  • The CFLC has moved to an online environment. 
  • Each appointment is 50 minutes long. 
  • Even though we are online, the same expectations of in person tutoring holds true for our new situation.
  • Appointments can only be booked up to a maximum of 6 days out in advance.
  • No more than 3 appointments per subject within 7 days.  
  • If you book 2 appointments for the same subject on the same day, one of them will be deleted.
  • Tutors cannot help with exams or homework to be submitted for a grade. 
  • Please respect tutors’ privacy and time. Do not contact them outside of their work hours. This is against Center policy.

Schedule a Tutoring Appointment

Schedule a Tutoring Appointment

  1. Log into your Agora Portal and click the “Navigate Academic Support” link found under the “Academics and Courses” section.
  2. Once you are at the Navigate homepage, click link titled “Schedule an Appointment with an Academic Support Office.” It's the blue box in the upper right corner.
  3. This will take you to a page with a drop-down menu. In this menu select “Connors Family Learning Center.”
  4. This opens up another drop-down menu, where you will need to select “course-based tutoring.”
  5. Click “next” to advance to a page with two more drop-down menus. In the top one select “Connors Family Learning  Center” and in the bottom one, select the course in which you want to receive tutoring.
  6. After clicking “next” you will arrive on a page that allows you to choose a time and confirm the appointment.

Book Your Appointment

The Online Writing Lab (OWL)

The Online Writing Lab (OWL)

The Online Writing Lab (OWL) is the online branch of the Connors Family Learning Center's writing tutorial services. Staffed by graduate and undergraduate readers trained at responding to the work of their peers both critically and constructively, the OWL provides free tutoring assistance to the Boston College community.

Learn More About OWL

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CFLC Calendar

CFLC Calendar

Attend Class

Tutoring is not a substitute for class attendance. Going to class regularly and consistently will help you get the most out of your session.

Make Appointments Early

Appointments can be made up to six days in advance of the tutoring session. Appointments fill up quickly, especially before exams. Planning ahead and making your appointments early will give you a good chance of getting the appointment you want.

Plan Ahead

Come to the CFLC with specific questions and attempt problems on your own before coming to your appointment.

Be Prepared

Come to your appointment with your assignment, book, and other necessary materials. Papers for writing appointments must be printed out ahead of time (Please bring in one copy of your paper for yourself and one copy for your tutor to look over).

Arrive on Time

If you arrive more than ten minutes late to your tutoring appointment, your appointment may be given away to another student. Appointments are 50 minutes long and will not go over the time limit. It’s best to arrive on time so you can take advantage of the entire session.

Budget Your Time

Tutoring appointments are 50 minutes long. Only bring in material that you can realistically cover in that amount of time.

Ask Questions

Tutoring should be an active dialog. The tutor is not meant to do all the talking. Don’t be afraid to ask questions or ask for clarification if something does not make sense. It is also a good idea to review what you have learned at the end of the session.

Be Patient

Our tutors are students just like you. They are not meant to know everything. Please be patient as they are trying to help you.