Centralized Tutoring & Academic Support Services

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Summer 2022

In-person, synchronous, and Zoom tutoring and academic support services via The Hub, Guarini Library, will not be available from July 1 to September 1.

Online tutoring sessions via TutorMe will be available throughout the summer. TutorMe is available Monday through Sunday, offering tutoring in math, writing, STEM, Business, and other subjects. TutorMe can be accessed via the Tutoring and Academic Support Services course on Blackboard.

Contact Information:
Email: thehub@bj-imba.net
Phone: 201-200-3513

Email and voicemail are checked frequently during hours of operation.

Helpful Terms

Asynchronous Writing Sessions (defined): The student is not present while the tutor provides track comments to improve the student's writing skills. Note: Tutors do not edit papers. 

Synchronous Writing Sessions (defined): The student is present and engages with the tutor while reviewing grammar, structure, etc. to improve the student's writing skills. Note: Tutors do not edit papers. 

Office of Centralized Tutoring and Academic Support Services

The Office of Centralized Tutoring and Academic Support Programming at New Jersey City University empowers a diverse student population with sustainable and transferable skills to become our next generation of leaders. Grounded in real-world applications and a commitment to developing leadership, ethics, and critical thinking, the academic support center assists students in cultivating a passion for lifelong learning that will assist in future career and academic endeavors.

What is The Hub?

The Hub is our main campus location where all academic support services are available to undergraduate and graduate students, including students at our School of Business and Fort Monmouth campuses. All academic support services, including tutoring, workshops, academic coaching, and counseling via Rebound intern counselors, are available in-person at Guarini Library and remotely via Zoom.

Tutoring and Academic Support Services

One-on-one and Group Tutoring

Writing, Reading, Mathematics, Business, and STEM subjects

Tutoring and Academic Support Services on Blackboard

Visit the Tutoring and Academic Support Services course on Blackboard for access to additional academic support services including TutorMe and the Help Me! I'm Struggling support communication. Contact thehub@bj-imba.net if you do not have access to the Blackboard course. 

TutorMe, Online Tutoring Service

Students seeking tutoring in subjects other than writing and mathematics can access TutorMe, online tutoring service, via our Blackboard course titled NJCU Tutoring and Academic Support Services. Contact thehub@bj-imba.net if you do not have access.

Asynchronous Writing Coaching

Asynchronous writing support for doctoral students and online students pursuing graduate degrees. This service has been extended to all students; however, we strongly suggest that first-year students engage in synchronous writing tutoring sessions.

Tutoring During Finals - "Tutopia!"

Services extend to Sundays during finals, giving students an opportunity for last minute academic support.


Workshop are held throughout the fall and spring semesters. 

  • Academic Integrity: Plagiarism
  • Academic Reading and Writing for English Language Learners
  • Academic Writing: APA 7th Edition: Organizational Tips and Strategies
  • Academic Writing: Writing for the Public Audience
  • Grammar
  • Time Management and Study Skills 
  • Graduate Writing: Synthesizing Literature and Writing the Literature Review
  • Graduate Writing: Advanced APA: Writing the Methodology Chapter
  • Graduate Writing: Advanced APA: Writing the Findings Chapter

Additional workshops in collaboration with OSP, OSS/SI, TLC, and the Community Service Center may run during the semester.

Academic Coaching & Personal Tutoring Plans

Academic Coaching provides one-on-one sessions between the student and academic coach with an emphasis on the student’s specific academic needs, for example, course material and skills pertaining to content areas including STEM, foundational mathematics, reading, and writing. Academic Coaches may meet with instructors, department chairs, coordinators, and directors to discuss students’ content specific needs.

Located in The Hub, the services of the Academic Coaches provide communications regarding needs and relationship building among the student, tutor, and academic coach; this is inclusive of booking Personal Tutoring Plans and providing outreach to other departments such as SOAR, OSS/SI, Counseling, UAC, etc.

Rebound (Academic Probation Program)

Rebound is a university-wide academic probation support program that ensures students on academic probation (CGPAs below 2.0) receive mandatory, regularly scheduled tutoring, counseling, academic advisement, and academic coaching. Participation in the Rebound program may help students to exit academic probation, continue to receive financial aid, successfully appeal academic dismissal, learn about the student support services available, and graduate from NJCU in a timely manner.

The Rebound Team includes the Office of the Provost; The Division of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management; Office of Centralized Tutoring and Academic Support Programming; University Advisement Center (UAC); Office of Student Outreach and Retention (SOAR); ASCEND Program; TRiO Learning Community Program (TLC); Opportunity Scholarship Program (OSP); Athletics; and more.

Learning Assistance

The Learning Assistance (LA) model provides embedded tutors in classrooms where skills acquisition, such as language, writing, and reading, is the focus. Trained embedded tutors play an active role in the class under the guidance of the instructor and offer one-on-one and group tutoring support outside the classroom during Hub hours of operation.

Social Media

Facebook: NJCU The Hub

Twitter: NJCU The Hub

Instagram: NJCU The Hub

Contact Information

John Blicharz, Ph.D., Director

Ida Masa, Administrative Assistant

Leadership Team

Cristaly Argenal, Holly Hensley, Jeffrey Aizprua, Mercedez Ruiz, and Toni Pennington

New Jersey City University

2039 J. F. Kennedy Boulevard
Office of Centralized Tutoring and Academic Support Programming
Congressman Frank J. Guarini Library, 1st Floor
Jersey City, New Jersey 07305

Reception desk: 201-200-3513 | Email: thehub@bj-imba.net