Our Vision and Mission | NYU Tandon School of Engineering

Our Vision and Mission

Mission and Vision Statements


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Our Vision

The Polytechnic Tutoring Center is committed to the overall academic excellence of the NYU Tandon School of Engineering.  The Polytechnic Tutoring Center enhances the academic experience of all undergraduates by partnering with committed faculty and well-trained peer tutors to support students as they achieve academic success.


Our Mission

The Polytechnic Tutoring Center (PTC) is committed to offering superior tutorial service in multiple first and second year subject areas by staying current with the best tutoring methodologies and technologies.  We are dedicated to hiring and training well-qualified undergraduate peer tutors. The Polytechnic Tutoring Center maintains a caring, supportive, and encouraging academic support service to the NYU-Tandon community. We measure ourselves by how NYU-Tandon undergraduates are prepared to excel. The Polytechnic Tutoring Center continues to engage in partnerships across the school to develop other tutoring strategies, including but not limited to group tutoring, mid-term and final reviews, and study skills workshops.


Diversity, Equality, and Civility

Civility can be described as the complex set of behaviors because of which people can live within a community composed primarily of strangers.  Civility can take both positive and negative forms; we will adopt one negative principle of civility from the very beginning:  no behavior will be tolerated which infringes on the rights of others to learn and to teach.  A positive rule of civility might be the following:  whenever possible, we should try to help others with their work in their courses.

We are dedicated to establishing a learning environment that promotes diversity of the students including race, class, culture, national origin, religion, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, and physical ability. It is important that this is a safe academic environment. We commit to the practice of being considerate and respectful members of our academic community. Anyone noticing discriminatory behavior or who feels discriminated against should bring it to the attention of the director immediately.