Technology Tutoring for Penn State World Campus Students

Tech Tutors are a group of tech-savvy Penn State students who provide real-time technology support and one-on-one training for peers, staff, and faculty on software commonly used in Penn State World Campus courses. The software programs that Tech Tutors can assist you with include:

  • Microsoft Word
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe InDesign
  • PASS
  • Canvas
  • Prezi
  • Sites at Penn State
  • WikiSpaces

Tech Tutors provide virtual walk-in hours through an online chat program on Sunday through Thursday, 1:00–10:00 p.m.; you can also instantly start a session with a Tech Tutor by visiting If you are not available during the scheduled drop-in hours, email the Tech Tutors at to request an appointment.

“Since the fall of 2012, I have had the good fortune to have the Tech Tutors assist students in my ENGL 15 and ENGL 202A classes. The Tech Tutors’ knowledge and expertise allow me to focus my attention on helping students with the content of the assignment as the Tutors focus on the technology.”

— Dr. Josephine Pirrone
Lecturer, Department of English

“What has impressed me the most is the quality of instruction that the Tech Tutors provide. I am particularly grateful for their ability to meet each student where he or she is in terms of skill and comfort level when it comes to technology. They have provided me with both excellent customer service and valuable assistance that only serve to enhance the high-quality educational experience I strive to provide to my students.”

— Tara D. Wyckoff
Lecturer, College of Communications