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Walk-in Tutoring

Located in room 225 of the Millennium Student Center (right behind the radio station)!

No appointment needed, and no charge to use our services.

If you are an undergraduate student experiencing a challenge with your course material (ex. homework, essays, notes, course concepts, studying), then walk-in tutoring may be a great option for you!

You can walk in and connect with a tutor who will offer support by:

  • working with you to set goals for your tutoring session
  • breaking down & clarifying complex tasks or concepts to help you resolve challenges
  • asking you questions to check your understanding & find out where you’re getting stuck
  • showing you new strategies so you can work smarter, not necessarily harder
  • boosting your motivation & confidence
  • connecting you with other resources as appropriate

Bring any course materials you have (ex. textbooks, class notes, assignment sheets) and come see us.

Two students sit at a table in the UMSL tutoring center and discuss a paper.

 

Summer 2024 Schedule

The University Tutoring Center has tutors available in certain subjects at certain times of day. Below you will find our tutoring schedule in list format.

All walk-in tutoring takes place in 225 MSC (Room 225 in the Millennium Student Center). The center will be open to all from 8 am - 4 pm, Mondays - Fridays, and tutoring will be held on Mondays-Thursdays from 10 am - 2 pm. Even if you do not need tutoring help, you are welcome to study here at the UTC! We are located just to the left of the UMSL Radio station, and across the way from the Einstein Bagel Cafe.

 

Walk in

Attention: Writing tutoring will be unavailable Wednesday, May 29th from 10 am - 2 pm. Sorry for the inconvenience!

Writing

Monday: 10:30 am - 2 pm

Tuesday: 10:30 am - 2 pm

Wednesday: 10 am - 2 pm

Attention: Math tutoring will be unavailable Wednesday, May 29th from 10 am - 2 pm. Sorry for the inconvenience!

Math 

Monday: 10 am - 2 pm

Tuesday: 10 am - 2 pm

Wednesday: 10 am - 2 pm

Thursday: 10 am - 2 pm

Statistics 

Tuesday: 10 am - 12 pm

Thursday: 10 am - 12 pm

Biology

Monday: 10 am - 2 pm

Wednesday: 10 am - 2 pm

Chemistry

Monday: 11 am - 2 pm

Tuesday: 11 am - 12 pm

Wednesday: 12 pm - 2 pm

Physics

Tuesday: 11 am - 2 pm

Wednesday: 11 am - 2 pm

Attention: Computer Science tutoring will be unavailable Wednesday, May 29th from 10 am - 2 pm. Sorry for the inconvenience!

Computer Science

Tuesday: 10 am - 12 pm

Wednesday: 10 am - 2 pm

Criminology

Monday: 10:30 am - 2 pm

Tuesday: 10:30 am - 2 pm

Accounting

Monday: 10 am - 2 pm

French

Monday: 10 am - 2 pm

History

Wednesday: 10 am - 2 pm

Thursday: 10 am - 2 pm

 

What you can expect when working with our walk-in tutors

Availability: We usually have one single tutor working in a subject area at a time. Tutors work one-on-one with students. If more than one student is present at the same time, the tutor will alternate between working with you and other students.

Preparation: We recommend bringing materials to your tutoring session that will help your tutor understand what’s happening in the class. Even if they’ve taken the class before, your class section is different, and you may have a different professor, so it will help if you can bring assignment sheets, notes you have taken, and your textbook. If you don’t have these things, don’t let that stop you from coming in. But we can help you the best if you are prepared. We’re happy to provide support.

Knowledge: Tutors have earned high grades in the subjects they tutor, and you can expect them to be knowledgeable about most introductory-level courses in a subject area. Keep in mind, though, that they have not been going to your class every day, so the first time you meet with them, it's normal that they may need to spend some time getting up to speed. If they haven’t taken the exact class you’re asking for support in (for example, because it's a higher-level class), they can support your learning by exploring and discussing the material together with you less as a tutor and more as a peer, and they may be able to guide you with study skills.

Appropriate service: Our tutors are paid employees, and they are students as well. They take classes, work other jobs, and have families of their own. You can help maintain a positive UTC by avoiding the following:

  • Avoid asking a tutor to stay late past the end of their shift.
  • Avoid asking a tutor to make exceptions to policies.
  • Avoid asking a tutor for their contact information.
  • Avoid asking to meet a tutor outside of the UTC or outside their work hours.

Thank you for helping us to keep UTC a comfortable and positive place to work and learn.

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Last updated May 29, 2024.