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  • Innovation Lab

    Center for Academic Excellence and Innovation

    Innovation Lab

    Collaboration Stations, 3D Scanning and Printing, 4K Multi-Touch Table
  • Students in CAEI Writing Center

    Center for Academic Excellence and Innovation

    Writing Support

    Assistance with written assignments, reading comprehension, grammar, and more.
  • Vitale Room

    Center for Academic Excellence and Innovation

    Math, Science and General Education Tutoring

    Assistance in Math, Biology, Chemistry, Foreign Languages, Psychology, and more.
  • Vitale Center Computers

    Center for Academic Excellence and Innovation

    Vitale Center for Academic Excellence and Innovation in Dobbs Ferry

    Resource-rich facilities for tutoring, individual study, writing and research.
  • AR/VR Lab with zSpace

    Center for Academic Excellence and Innovation

    AR/VR Lab with zSpace

    Augmented and Virtual Reality Lab for group and individual study.
CAEI Hours

Fall 2019 Semester Tutoring Schedules (for 9/9 through 12/20/2019)

Schedules and tutor availability are subject to change. Please check Mercy Campus EAB for the most up-to-date information and to make an appointment.

Dobbs Ferry

FileFall 2019 Dobbs Ferry Writing Specialist Schedule.docx

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FileFall 2019 Bronx Writing Specialists Schedule.docx

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FileFall 2019 Manhattan Writing Specialists Schedule.docx

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Yorktown Heights

FileFall 2019 Yorktown Math, Gen Ed, and Writing.docx

Distance Learning

FileFall 2019 Online Writing Specialist Schedule.docx

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New Rochelle

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Writing Support

Staffed by highly experienced instructors, the Center provides academic support in the following:

  • Written Assignments
  • Theses and capstone projects 
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Grammar
  • Presentation Practice
  • Communication Skills
  • Critical Thinking Skills
  • Speech Tutoring
  • Online Tutoring
ENL Workshop Series
"English is My New Language" Workshop Series

The CAEI offers free weekly workshops to students for whom English is a new language. The workshops are designed to build student confidence and proficiency in their English language usage by providing activities aimed at improving grammar skills, reading strategies, and pronunciation.

Workshops will be resuming in the Fall. 


Vitale Center Computers
Dobbs Ferry Vitale Center for Academic Excellence and Innovation

Students are invited to use our comfortably expanded and refurbished facilities at the Dobbs Ferry campus for individual study, writing and research. Resource-rich rooms are also available for group study.*

*Group study rooms are available on a first-come/first-served basis for no more than two hours. Please note that food and beverages are not allowed in the study rooms.


Ideum Multi-Touch Table

The Vitale Center for Academic Excellence and Innovation has added a new 55-inch Ideum Multi-touch Table to enhance student learning. Learning modules in various disciplines will be added to allow students to review material independently or with tutors. Stay tuned for details as content is added. 

Center for Academic Excellence and Innovation

Academic tutoring, in the Vitale Center for Academic Excellence and Innovation in Dobbs Ferry, and Learning Centers on all four Mercy campuses, is a valuable resource to help you get ahead—whether you are a B student looking to get an A, a struggling student hoping to pass a particular course, or a graduate student working on your thesis. 

The CAEI provides a friendly learning environment in which to receive assistance in writing, math, science, and an extensive range of other subjects. The highly trained and courteous staff of faculty, peer tutors and writing specialists will provide you with the support you need to achieve academic excellence. 

Feel free to make an appointment or stop by during drop-in hours.

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Vitale Study Room
Math and Science Tutoring

Assistance is available for:

  • Many levels of math and statistics, including computational skills, quantitative reasoning, programing algorithms, math-related projects and calculator skills
  • The spectrum of natural and health sciences, including biology, chemistry and physics
  • Instruction in accounting, economics, and psychology courses.
  • No appointment is necessary—just drop in and join a group. 
Online Tutoring
Online Tutoring

The Center for Academic Excellence and Innovation also offers tutoring in Writing, Math and the Sciences online via Blackboard Collaborate. Visit Mercy Connect / EAB Navigate to set up an appointment for a video/voice conference with a tutor or writing specialist.

Once you have booked an appointment in EAB Navigate, you will be contacted by a tutor within 24 hours with further instructions about your session. If you do not receive a follow-up email from the tutor within 24 hours, please contact the tutor directly via their email address or contact Cesar Millan at

General Education Support

Assistance is available for:

  • Foreign languages
  • History
  • Critical Inquiry or Junior Seminar
  • Media/Film Studies
  • Other general education courses
Student Writing
Graduate Application Essays

Writing specialists are happy to meet with Mercy College students interested in applying to graduate school and working on their graduate application essays and statements of purpose.

Make an Appointment CAEI 2018
Make an Appointment

Our online appointment calendar has moved to Mercy Campus, making it even easier to book a tutoring session in advance.

  • Simply log in to Mercy Campus
  • Click "Get Tutoring" from your Student Home screen
  • Using drop-downs, select the Term for which you are enrolled, then choose a Service Category, Location, Tutor and an available appointment slot
  • Confirm your appointment details
  • And click Submit.

You will receive an email or text message confirming your appointment. 

​It's that easy.

Full instructions here: PDF iconMake an Appointment CAEI 2018.pdf

Learning Centers

Dobbs Ferry - Library Learning Commons

Main Hall

(914) 674-7402

Bronx - Math, Science and General Subjects—Rooms 4225 and 4227 

(718) 678-8905

Writing and Languages—Room 4229

(718) 678-8906

Manhattan - 3rd Floor

(212) 615-3361

Yorktown Heights 

Room 213A

(914) 455-2143


To make an appointment for tutoring, please visit Mercy Connect / EAB Navigate.

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