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Free Tutoring Services at the Pirate Tutoring Center

PTC Tutoring by Daytime Appointment 

Tutoring is available by appointment in most 1000 and 2000 level courses each semester and summer sessions. Lead Tutors work with students at the PTC main office located in 2300 Old Cafeteria Complex. Interested students can call 252-737-3009 or stop by the main office to make a tutoring appointment.

PTC Tutoring at Night- Fall and Spring Semesters

The PTC hosts night tutoring on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings from 6:30pm to 9:00pm, 2300 Old Cafeteria Complex. Check in for tutoring starts at 6:30pm.

CRLA International Tutor Certification Program 

The Pirate Tutoring Center (PTC) is a College Reading and Learning Association (CRLA) International Tutor Training Certified Program.  The PTC is one of hundreds of certified programs worldwide. Tutor training guidelines from the CRLA ensures that PTC tutors have in-depth tutoring training in addition to experience in tutoring.  Tutors can advance through three levels of training, with increasing levels of experience, training, and responsibility.  PTC requires Level 1 training for all tutors.


Study Skills Assistance at the Pirate Tutoring Center

Individual Study Skills Assistance

PTC staff will meet individually with students who wish to improve their study skills on a one on one basis.  Assistance focuses on the following topics: obtaining college success, enhancing test taking skills, improving study habits, learning textbook reading tips, effective note taking in lectures, improving academic time management and motivation, developing course success strategies and referrals to other campus resources if needed.

To meet with a PTC Study Skills Coach, contact 252-737-3009 or .


Specialized Workshops

Specialized workshops are sponsored by the Pirate Tutoring Center throughout the academic year. Workshops are designed to focus on specific issues facing ECU students and help provide valuable information and strategies to improve and enhance their academic performance.

- Test Preps: offered to prepare students for semester course exams and finals.  

- Course Specific Success: staff provide key tips to succeeding in specific subjects each semester.

- Effective Study Skills: offered Fall and Spring semesters to help students improve study skills.  

- Preparing for Finals: PTC staff share course specific tips for final exam success.


PTC resources for ECU students on Blackboard 

Course specific and study skills resources are available to ECU students on Blackboard.

To add the PTC Resources site to your Bb account, e-mail