Palisano Learning Center

In support of the Mission of Trocaire College, the role of the Palisano Learning Center is to provide students with the tools for strategic learning and skills fundamental to college success and beyond. Its goals are to promote an environment that maximizes student learning.

The Palisano Learning Center (PLC) is located in the library and offers students a variety of academic support services and learning tools.  There are anatomical models available for student use,  along with academic program-related materials and study guides. The PLC offers workshops, small group instruction, mentoring, peer tutoring, and group study services in all academic fields. Students who want academic reinforcement in a particular course may request a tutor or academic coach.

Tutoring, Academic Coaching, Resume Writing, and Interview Prep

Free academic support is available for Trocaire courses upon request to enrolled Trocaire students. Support is also available to recent alumni preparing for licensure exams and prospective students preparing for the nursing entrance exam.  Through one-on-one and group interactions, students have access to professional, alumni, and peer tutors. Professional tutors are credentialed in the academic subject(s) or skill(s) they tutor. Alumni and Peer tutors are former or current Trocaire students who have been confirmed as meeting specific academic standards to tutor in a particular subject or academic program area.

Academic Coaching is available to students seeking assistance with time management, note-taking and test-taking strategies. Job seeking skills such as resume writing writing and interview prep are also available. Coaching sessions emphasize critical problem solving and the students’ self-assessment of academic, social, and personal issues that impede their academic progress. Coaching Sessions are scheduled with Paul Kochmanski, Academic Coach

To schedule an appointment with a Trocaire Tutor or Academic Coach, please click below. You will need to set up an account.

Schedule Tutoring

24/7 Online Tutoring  

Free online tutorial support is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week through our partnership with for certain courses.  Check the table below for available courses

To schedule tutoring with visit this link:


Available Tutors by Subject:


Inquiries related to tutoring appointments can be made by contacting the Palisano Learning Center directly via email: [email protected]

Interested In Becoming A Tutor?

The Palisano Learning Center is always seeking talented Peer and Alumni Tutors. For additional information, please email [email protected]



Technology Assistance

The Palisano Learning Center also provides assistance with learning technology, including how to access different student accounts (webmail, moodle, e-student) and navigate required learning software. Assistance is provided by scheduling a tutoring appointment for “General Technology Support”

Laptop Loan Program

Students seeking access to the required technology, whether a laptop is needed or home internet access, are asked to submit an application by following the link below:

Laptop Loan Program




Palisano Learning Center

Main Campus, 4th floor library
360 Choate Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14220

Library Hours

Monday-Thursday  8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Friday 8:00 a.m. – 500 p.m.

Closed Saturday and Sunday
*Hours of operation vary during Holidays, Easter Break, summer, and campus closings.

Meet The Staff

Joanne Warren


Choate Campus, Room 112


[email protected]


Kim Kerrigan

Associate Director

Choate Campus, Room 114


[email protected]


Amanda Biondolillo

Health Science Academic Support Specialist

Choate Campus, Library



Paul Kochmanski

Academic Coach

Choate Campus, Library