Campus Tutoring

These resources are provided as information only. DRES does not specifically endorse any tutoring source listed below.

Subject Specific Tutoring

Psychology

  • Psi Chi Undergraduate Psychology Association provides help in psychology classes or general study skills. Email Psi Chi to request a tutor.

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Engineering

  • Check out Tau Beta Pi (Illinois Alpha Engineering Honor Society) for tutors for some chemistry, math and computer science courses as well as engineering courses.
  • ACM Tutoring allows you to put in the title and number of the course you are interested in getting a tutor for and, if there are tutors for the class, they will be displayed along with their office hours.

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Aerospace Engineering

  • Tutoring in Technical Courses provides tutoring for technical courses. Also gives the link for general tutoring options for freshman, sophomore level courses as well as some upper level technical courses.
  • Eta Kappa Nu is the Honor Society for Electrical and Computing Engineering (for ECE and some core engineering courses).

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Molecular and Cellular Biology (MCB)

  • Student Resources provides a variety of tutoring resources listed under "General Study Skills Assistance," including individual and group tutoring for MCB as well as tutoring resources for chemistry, math and physics courses.

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Chemistry

  • Tutoring services lists a variety of tutoring options including walk-in tutoring, scheduled tutoring hours with AXE Chemistry Fraternity members, and tutors for hire.
  • American Chemical Society Student Affiliates offers free group tutoring and $10/semester for individual tutoring in all general and organic chemistry courses and many upper level courses. Email ACSSA to request tutoring.

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Physics

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Mathematics

  • Tutoring services lists the various options for tutors, both sponsored by the Math Department (free) and private sources (fee charged). Walk-in hours for tutoring at various locations on campus. Department phone: (217) 333-3350
  • ACM Tutoring allows you to put in the title and number of the course you are interested in getting a tutor for and, if there are tutors for the class, they will be displayed along with their office hours.

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Computer Science

  • ACM Tutoring allows you to put in the title and number of the course you are interested in getting a tutor for and, if there are tutors for the class, they will be displayed along with their office hours.

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Finance

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Economics

  • You can email the Economics Club to request a tutor.
  • Economics Department keeps a list of graduate students, who are interested in tutoring students, in Room 225 of DKH (David Kinley Hall). These students tutor for a fee. Department phone: (217) 333-2682

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Writing

  • Many students who receive DRES services have found the Writer's Workshop helpful. Walk-in hours located at the Undergraduate Library. It is a free service. However, please note that the Writer's Workshop does not proofread a student's work. If you feel you need this type of help, please contact your Resources Facilitator (case manager) at DRES to discuss options. Phone: (217) 333-8796

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Location/Organization Specific Tutoring

  • Residence Halls may have tutoring available for residents in Math, Physics, ECE (Electrical and Computer Engineering), Biology or Writing (through the Writer’s Workshop). Phone: (217) 333-7111
  • Contact the Phi Eta Sigma Illinois—Freshmen Honor Society Tutoring Program by email with day(s), course(s), and time(s) you are available for a tutor.
  • OMSA (Office of Minority Student Affairs) East has tutors available in a variety of subjects for students in the Educational Opportunities Program, President's Award Program or LAS Bridge-Transition Program, and other undergraduates depending on funding and approval by the OMSA Director or Academic Services Coordinator. Walk-in help available for most math, physics, and chemistry courses. Phone: (217) 333-7547

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Other Sources of Help

Professors, Teaching Assistants (TAs)

If you cannot find a tutor to meet your needs using the resources above, schedule a meeting with either your professor or TA. They may be able to help you directly or assist you in finding someone who you can meet with on a regular basis.

Virtual Job Board

Virtual Job Board allows you to post an ad for a tutor. Check the board to see the "going rate" for tutors and determine what you are able/willing to pay for one. Students in DRES who have used this resource have generally had success in finding a tutor.

Academic Advisors

Your academic advisor may know of resources in individual departments to assist you.

DRES Academic Staff

Contact your Resource Facilitator (case manager) to determine if he or she may know of another student who would be willing to tutor you. Sometimes students who are receiving DRES services are interested in tutoring other students in their strong areas as a way of giving back to DRES for what they have received.

Khan Academy

There are excellent video tutorials on a broad range of topics (e.g., math, physics, statistics, chemistry, history, finance) available at www.khanacademy.org. For more information about the Khan Academy, click here.

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