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How to Access Online Tutoring

Hello and welcome to SUNY Schenectady! As a registered student, you have access to free online tutoring. You can set up an appointment with a tutor within minutes by following the step by step directions below. If you need assistance at any time, please contact Tutor Services: or Michelle Ragucci:

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Set up a Tutoring Session in Just a Few Easy Steps

See a PDF of how to set up a tutoring session in Brainfuse as a PDF with screenshots.

Please note: You are allowed up to 3 hours of 1:1 online tutoring per week, Monday – Sunday when using Brainfuse tutors and unlimited tutoring when using SUNY Schenectady Tutors via “Tutor Match.”

Step 1:

Visit and log-in to the “MySCCC” portal with your college username and password.

Step 2:

Once you’ve logged in, navigate to the D2L-Brightspace button on the left side bar menu.

Step 3:

Once you reach your Brightspace dashboard, click on any of your courses to gain access to the “help” menu.

Step 4:

Click on the “Help” menu on the top bar and select “Brainfuse Online Tutoring.”

Step 5:

Select “Launch Brainfuse”

Step 6: Choose between two options…

  1.  “Live Help” are Brainfuse Tutors, often available immediately, 24/7 (students can use this feature up to 3 hours a week total, resetting at midnight each Monday).
  2. “Tutor Match” are SUNY Schenectady Tutors available by appointment for areas such as Writing & Literature, Math & Science, Music, and American Sign Language (students can use SUNY Schenectady tutors on an unlimited weekly basis).