Tutoring Services at The University of Tulsa

Online Tutoring Hours

Mon-Fri 8:00 am to 9:00 p.m.
Sat 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Sun 12:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Location

Hardesty Hall

For the Fall 2020 semester, all tutoring is currently available online. Walk-in appointments and in-person tutoring are not available this semester. The Math Lab, Chem Assist tutoring lab, and Computer Science Lab are operating virtually via Harvey (see below for more information).

To schedule an online tutoring appointment, please fill out our tutoring request form. You will have the opportunity to select the course, date, time, and – optionally – a preferred tutor there.

Tutoring is free and available for all TU students.

Tutoring Services Policies and Procedures

Tutoring services at The University of Tulsa are designed to provide students with a space to cultivate knowledge of their course material and provide guidance through this learning process. It is our mission to enhance student success and provide academic support to every student seeking tutoring.

Students are able to book a tutoring session for a wide array of courses. Each individual session is one hour in length and may accommodate up to five students. Tutoring sessions must be scheduled at least 24 hours (and up to 30 days) in advance. A complete listing of available course services can be found on the booking page. Students seeking tutoring in a particular course that is not listed on the page may contact tutoring@utulsa.edu to inquire about locating a tutor.

The official hours for general tutoring services are Mon-Fri 8am to 9pm, Sat 10am to 9pm, and Sun 12pm to 9pm. Hours for individual tutors will vary depending on availability.

The following conditions apply to the individually booked tutoring sessions: 

  • A maximum of 6 tutoring sessions per week may be scheduled at no cost.
  • If additional tutoring sessions are needed for a given week, the student must prepare a written appeal explaining the reasons for the request and the courses where additional support is requiredAppeals must be submitted to tutoring@utulsa.edu for review. The office of Student Success Initiatives (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 collegiate 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. 
  • 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. 

TU provides unlimited access to math and chemistry tutoring through the Virtual Math Lab and Chem Assist services. These online tutoring centers are staffed by trained and experienced tutors who are available to help students during established hours of operation. Students can drop in without an appointment, obtain one-on-one assistance with a specific topic or problem, then continue with their day. The schedules and hours of operation for both the Math Lab and Chem Assist services will be adjusted to meet increased demand at peak periods. See below for current service hours.

If you are interested in becoming a tutor, please complete the Tutor Application Form, and a representative from Student Success Initiatives will contact you. Please note that tutor applications are processed at the beginning of each month.

  • How to Have a Successful Tutoring Session

    Tutoring is most effective when students know exactly what they are using it for. It is important to enter a tutoring session with clear goals and an organized plan of what you would like to accomplish. Here are some tips on how to prepare for your session:

      • Prepare a list of questions you want to ask
      • Bring relevant homework assignments, notes, and course readings
      • Highlight any areas in the material that are particularly challenging for you
      • If you are working on a larger project, bring all related drafts – especially if they include instructor feedback
      • Create a descending list of priorities for multiple problems or challenging concepts
      • Deal with the most difficult (and/or important) material first
      • Arrive early, and make sure in advance that you can access the technology when doing an online session
      • Schedule follow-up appointments as necessary, when you know the next focus area(s)

     

    Remember that the ultimate purpose of tutoring is to make you a stronger, confident, more independent learner!

  • Virtual Math Lab

    As the walk-in Math Lab in Keplinger Hall is not operating in Fall 2020, a Virtual Math Lab has been set up for students to access six days a week. Starting Friday, September 11th, all TU undergraduate students will be able to log into Harvey, go to “Virtual Math Lab” in My Organizations, and then join the Collaborate room there to seek assistance with the tutors staffing it.

    The Virtual Math Lab will be open for drop-in math tutoring services daily Sunday through Friday, from 12:00pm until 6:00pm. Math Lab tutors can help with all math courses up through Calculus 2, and some tutors can also assist with higher level math courses.

  • Chem Assist

    Similar to the Virtual Math Lab, a drop-in chemistry tutoring service is now available on Harvey for all students enrolled in chemistry courses. Chem Assist is a tutoring lab focusing on providing support for General Chemistry I and II (CHEM 1013 & 1023), as well as Organic Chemistry I and II (CHEM 3013 & 3023). Some tutors are able to help with other chemistry courses as well.

    Students do not need an appointment to use the Chem Assist service and can visit anytime during staffed hours to meet with a tutor about questions related to a course. Tutors are available in Chem Assist Sunday through Friday from 2:00pm until 8:00pm. To access the tutoring lab, students can log into Harvey, look for “Chem Assist” in My Organizations, and then enter the Collaborate room once there.

  • Computer Science Lab

    The Virtual Computer Science/Computer Simulation & Gaming Tutor Lab is available to all students enrolled in a CS/CSG course and support courses. Students can access the lab by logging into Harvey and selecting “CS/CSG Tutor Lab” under “My Courses.”

    Students are welcome to join a scheduled public “Collaborate” tutoring session, post a help question to the help form, or schedule a virtual meeting with a tutor.

    The CS/CSG Student Computer Tutors can all assist with CS 1043, CS 2003 and CS 2123. Some tutors are assigned specific higher level courses to assist with. Check the “Lab Staff” link in the “CS/CSG Tutor Lab” for a list of all tutors, their specialties and their hours.

    The CS/CSG Tutor Lab is open from 4:00pm Sunday through Friday with tutors currently providing 20½ hours of coverage (usually until 7 or 8pm) across the week.

  • Writing Center

    The Helen N. Wallace Writing Center offers one-on-one support services with writing projects to students for any class. To make an appointment or check hours, go to utulsa.mywconline.com.

    For more info visit the Helen N. Wallace Writing Center webpage.