Faculty and Staff Resources

The StAAR Center works collaboratively with faculty and staff to provide academic and writing support for all students.


The StAAR Center works collaboratively with faculty and staff on supporting undergraduate and graduate students throughout their academic journey at Tufts. Our resources include peer tutoring, academic success coaching, writing support and customized workshops for specific groups of students.

To learn more about our individual programs, please explore:

StAAR Resource Statement for Syllabus

Please include this statement in your syllabi, as well as mentioning it in class. As our partners in student success, the StAAR Center asks you to mention our support to all students, even if they don't appear to be struggling.  

Connecting Students with Our Resources 

Students may sign up for any of our resources through Tutor Finder, our online scheduling tool. Please share this link with students: go.tufts.edu/tutorfinder. Tutor Finder is a student-facing resource; therefore, faculty and staff will not be able to view or make appointments for students.  

If a student is having trouble making or finding an appointment:

  • Encourage them to check back later in the week, as other appointments do become available.
  • Recommend a student attend writing or peer tutoring drop-in hours, which do not require an appointment. The schedule is available on Tutor Finder.
  • Share the StAAR Center email address – they can always email us with questions: staarcenter@tufts.edu.

Workshops and Workshop Requests 

The StAAR Center holds workshops throughout the academic year on a variety of academic skills and writing-related topics for undergraduate and graduate students including:

  • Time Management & Planning 
  • Test-taking and Test Anxiety 
  • Reading and Note-taking Skills 
  • Process-oriented Writing Skills 
  • Writing in specific disciplines and genres

Students can register for workshops on Tutor Finder, which has a full list of workshop offerings.

We are excited to work with faculty, staff, and student groups to provide a workshop on one of these topics or to collaborate on a topic that serves the needs of your course or group. Fill out the workshop request form and a member of the StAAR Staff will contact you!

Support for Students who are Struggling

If a student is struggling academically and wishes to be directly connected with a writing consultant, peer tutor, or academic success coach, please complete the Student Support Portal. This form goes directly to our office, and we will contact the student directly to connect them with the requested resources. If you have questions about what kind of resources might be helpful, contact Senior Associate Director of Academic Support, Katherine Swimm (katherine.swimm@tufts.edu).

Student Resources Canvas Page

The StAAR Center has created a variety of resources for students including asynchronous workshops and videos; downloadable planning tools, guides, and other handouts; informative infographics; and a workshops and events calendar. Students, faculty, and staff may access our resources by enrolling in our Canvas page. The link you may share with students is: https://canvas.tufts.edu/enroll/KAAMMB.