Email sent by Lisa Rafalason on 9/23/20

Peer tutors 

Peer tutors are available in nearly 30 courses. Peer tutors offer one-on-one and small group sessions by appointment. They also offer drop-in sessions that don’t require an appointment. Scheduled and drop-in sessions are available on campus or virtually.  Tutors are no longer restricted to the 8:30-4:30 business hours so many tutors offer evening and weekend sessions. Students who wish to request a peer tutor should complete this form: who wish to become a peer tutor can apply here: now, I am recruiting tutors for CHE 219.

Writing Specialist 

Mary Applegate, Writing Specialist in the Learning Center (Library, 3rd floor), is on campus to help students with any writing project in any course. Her hours are 9:00 am – 5:00 pm. Students should sign up for an appointment on Genbook:

When making an appointment, students should specify the type of appointment they prefer: zoom, in-person, phone, or independent review. Also, they should email Mary their documents in advance of the appointment.  Mary’s contact information: or 829-7773.

In addition to peer tutors, any D’Youville student can also access, a 24/7 on-demand, online tutor service. services are free and students and you can access this service through any Canvas course page. offers tutoring in nearly 100 areas including, for example, nursing, health administration, business, chemistry (including organic), biology (including microbiology), history, English, essay drop off and review (including for ELL), and many other subject areas. also offers study skills, Microsoft suite of programs, and much more.

Lisa Rafalson, PhD

Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs

Associate  Professor, Health Administration and Public Health

American Council on Education Fellow 2018-19

D’Youville College

Office: 716-829-8489

Fax: 716-829-7780