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  • Innovation Lab

    Center for Academic Excellence and Innovation

    Innovation Lab

    Collaboration Stations, 3D Scanning and Printing, 4K Multi-Touch Table
  • Center for Academic Excellence and Innovation

    Writing Support

    Assistance with written assignments, reading comprehension, grammar, and more.
  • Center for Academic Excellence and Innovation

    Math, Science and General Education Tutoring

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

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
"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.

Location and schedule (spring 2018):

Manhattan - Wednesday 11 am - 12 pm, Learning Center (7th floor)

Dobbs Ferry - Thursday 10 am - 11 am, room 133J 

Bronx - Tuesday 11 am - 12 pm; 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm, room 4250 


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. 

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 and private tutoring.

Academic Student Services
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.

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

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

Once you have booked an appointment in EAB Campus, 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

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. Schedule an appointment by clicking the link above.

Have a question about our services?

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 Fall 2017.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 - Library Learning Commons

Seventh Floor

(212) 615-3349

Yorktown Heights 

Room 213A

(914) 455-2143

Contact Us

Masele Kibassa
Director, Center for Academic Excellence and Innovation
(914) 674-7427

Steven DeRosa
Associate Director for Writing, English, and General Education
(914) 674-7282

Maria Mordan
Associate Director for Math and Science
(718) 768-8905