The Center offers tutoring in select first-year and sophomore-level courses free of charge to students. Tutoring begins the third week of classes during the fall and spring semesters and continues through the last week of classes. We encourage students to come in for tutoring early and to use it often for best results. Our tutors are upper class peers who have excelled in the course and received faculty recommendations.
1. Weekly Tutoring Sessions (sign up required) -- Students can sign up for our weekly tutoring sessions early in the semester by completing our online request form. (Note: Individual tutoring may be offered when there aren't enough students to arrange a group. Individual tutoring is also typically offered in Language courses and our computer science courses, CSE 002, CSE 17, and CSE 109.) Students are expected to attend on a regular basis!
2. Weekly Residential Studying & Tutoring Sessions (RST) (no sign up required) -- An increasing number of courses are being tutored in the residences halls! Tutors are stationed in a common lounges in the evenings and are available to answer questions and help facilitate student learning. Students are also free to gather in the lounge to study with other students in the course!
3. Walk-In Tutoring (no sign up required) -- Held in the Center for Academic Success in Williams 451, walk-in sessions are open to all students. Come once or come every week!
What do I do if the Center does not offer tutoring in my course?
- Visit the Professor, TA, or lab instructor associated with the course during office hours. Be sure to go prepared with questions about course material!
- Form your own study group! Review notes, solve problems, discuss key course concepts, quiz each other, and much more.
- Be sure to use your textbook as best you can, including any accompanying CD’s and websites. These often contain various study guides and aids.
- If you are having difficulty in a MATH course, you may visit the Writing and Math Center located in Drown Hall 110 and/or you can use the Math Help Center located in the basement of Christmas-Saucon
- It is possible that by improving your time management and/or your study skills you would improve your performance in the course. You can request an appointment with our study skills consultant by filling out our study skill request form.
- Seek out private tutor on your own. Ask the department or faculty if they know of a grad or undergrad who may be willing to work with you for a small fee. (The Center can not arrange private tutoring.)
- Explore the web for free supplementary lectures or tutorials. You can start with some of our "other tutoring resources" below!
Other Tutoring Resources
InstaEDU - Personal tutoring anytime (online personal tutoring for a fee)
Chemistry Notes & Problems (notes and practice problems on a large number of topics from Purdue University)
Subject Specific Tutorials at Kahn Academy (with an emphasis on chemistry, biology, math, and economics)
Calculus Help (basic calculus tutorials on limits, continuity, and derivatives)
Just Math Tutorials (free math videos -- including calculus)**
Paul's Online Math Notes (site with free notes and tutorials for Calculus I, II, and III)
Physics Tutorials (from W.W. Norton and Company)
Accounting Help (free explanations, quizzes, questions, etc. from Accounting Coach)