The goal of Tutoring Services at The University of Tulsa is to help undergraduate students build knowledge of their course material and provide support and guidance for the learning process through its team of peer tutors. Tutoring is free and available to all TU undergraduate students.
Tutoring for undergraduate courses is available both in person and online. Students can schedule tutoring appointments through Starfish. The tutoring format varies depending on the date and time as well as individual tutor preference.
To schedule an online tutoring appointment, log into Starfish and go to your Courses tab. If tutoring is available for a course, you will see a box for Tutoring Services beside the instructor information. Use the Schedule Appointment link there to set up a session. You will be prompted to provide details on the help you need and then will have the opportunity to select an available date, time and tutor. You can also schedule an appointment directly with tutors or through the Tutoring Services profile page on Starfish. When scheduling, please check that the course with which you need help is listed on the summary page before confirming; click on Add a Course if it is not.
If you would like to become a tutor, complete the tutor application form and someone from Student Success Initiatives (SSI) will contact you.
Request a Tutor Tutor Application Form
Contact Tutoring Services
Walk-in tutoring labs are located in various locations across campus. Please see below for more information. To contact Tutoring Services, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or stop by the Tutoring Services Office on the first floor of Hardesty Hall-Holmes Student Center.
Tutoring Services Policies and Procedures
It is our mission to enhance student success and offer academic support to every student seeking tutoring. Tutoring is free and available to all TU undergraduate students. Please note that Tutoring Services does not provide support for graduate-level coursework.
Students can book tutoring sessions for a wide array of courses. Individual sessions are typically one hour in length, and appointments generally must be scheduled a day or more in advance. Students seeking tutoring in a particular course that is not listed on Starfish may contact email@example.com to inquire about finding a tutor.
The following conditions apply to scheduled one-on-one tutoring sessions (online or in person):
- Cancellations or rescheduling requests must be submitted at least four hours before a scheduled session is to take place. For last-minute cancellations or no-shows, a warning for the first violation will be issued; afterwards, a fee of $25 will be posted to the student’s account.
- A maximum of six one-hour tutoring sessions per week may be scheduled at no cost.
- If additional tutoring sessions are needed for a given week, the student must submit a written appeal providing the reason for the request and the courses for which additional support is required. Appeals must be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org for review. SSI will notify the student of the number of additional sessions they may book for the specific week concerned. If requests for additional assistance become excessive, SSI will forward the appeals to the respective department chair for which the tutoring is required along with the relevant associate dean. Final approval from both individuals will be required prior to the student being allowed to book the additional session(s).
- Students who do not adhere to the appeal procedure will incur a $5 charge for each unapproved tutoring session scheduled beyond the six allowed weekly.
Walk-in Tutoring Labs
In addition to scheduled tutoring through Starfish, multiple tutoring lab services provide daily walk-in tutoring on weekdays during the regular academic year. These tutoring centers are staffed by trained and experienced tutors who can help any student enrolled in the core courses served. These services include the Math Lab, Chem Assist, the Biology Help Lab, the Physics Help Lab, and the Nursing Tutoring Lab.
Their primary purpose is to offer support for the foundational courses in their respective areas of study (e.g., Essentials of Algebra through Calculus II; General and Organic Chem; Evolutionary & Organismal Biology and Molecular & Cellular Biology; Introductory and General Physics; general undergraduate nursing courses). Students can drop in without an appointment, obtain one-on-one assistance with a specific topic or problem and then stay on to study or do homework. See below for further information on these services.
We are always eager to receive feedback for program improvement. Please use the buttons below to complete a survey about your experience using either scheduled tutoring or any of the walk-in tutoring labs.
Tutoring session survey Tutoring lab survey
Email questions about tutoring or report problems to email@example.com.