Tutoring Resources

 

NOTE: LSA Student Academic Affairs and the College of LSA does not sponsor, recommend, or assume responsibility for any of the services listed below. The listing serves only as a source of information.

Asian Languages and Cultures  

The department of Asian Languages & Cultures does not have any FREE tutoring available. 

Astronomy

The Student Astronomical Society (SAS) offers FREE tutoring during the Fall and Winter Terms for 100-level Astronomy courses. Tutoring sessions are designed for students who have questions about general concepts and homework. Specific questions regarding exams and due dates should be directed to the instructors. For individual tutoring needs and any questions regarding tutoring please contact SAS at sas@umich.edu. Days and times of tutoring are posted on SAS's website.

During Spring/Summer terms, students may contact the department for information concerning tutors on a FOR FEE basis.

Biology 

During each full term, the Students of Biology have about four tutoring sessions. Contact the Department for further information.

All tutoring sessions are held in 1003 Nat Sci, at 7:00 pm

Chemistry

American Chemical Society Student Affiliates  Chemistry Help Room

Alpha Chi Sigma Co-Ed Chemical Fraternity is another source of tutors: 1313 Cambridge, 995-3136, Alpha.Chi.Sigma@umich.edu

GSIs may not tutor the course they are currently teaching. FEES vary. The list is available in Chemistry Academic Services, 1500 Chemistry.

CHEM 210 and 215 have evening workshops with faculty on a regular weekly schedule and peer study group sign-up in the Science Learning Center, 1720 Chemistry. Check the Time Schedule for each term's workshops.

Classical Studies

For Latin and Ancient Greek tutoring information visit the main office (2160 Angell Hall) or schedule an appointment with a GSI.

Comprehensive Studies Program

CSP provides supplemental academic instruction to Program member and affiliates only. Individual tutorials exist in a number of LS&A courses in which students commonly need personal attention, such as courses in foreign language (FRENCH, GERMAN, SPANISH, 101-232), the natural sciences (introductory biology, chemistry, and physics), ECON 101 and 102, MATH 105-216, as well as ACC 271.

In CSP sections of English courses, writing skills assistance is provided.

CSP also forms study groups at the beginning of a particular term. Students may not join study groups in midstream.

For further information about CSP tutorial opportunities or becoming a CSP affiliate, contact Chauncey Williams, CSP Academic Advisor, 764-9128.

Economics 

Each Fall and Winter Term, graduate students provide a list of potential tutors, listing the courses they would like to tutor, along with their contact information. GSIs may not tutor for the course they are currently teaching. FEES vary. The list is posted outside 102 Lorch.  The Economics Department does not sponsor, recommend, or assume responsibility for any of their services. The listing serves only as a source of information.

English Language and Literature 

The English department does not offer tutoring. Students seeking tutoring assistance are referred to the Sweetland Writing Center.

Germanic Languages and Literatures 

The department of Germanic Languages and Literatures offers an unendorsed list of tutors/translators to anyone looking for such services. The tutors listed are peopled affiliated with the department and people who are not. The Germanic department neither sponsors nor recommends tutors/translators, but rather serves only as a source of information. It assumes no responsibility for the services offered. A physical copy of the tutor list can be picked up at any time outside of 3110 MLB.

Furthermore, the  German Club has plans to set up a tutor/mentorship program, but that's not currently in effect.

Language Resource Center (LRC)

The LRC allows students to practice the skills needed in foreign language and literature classes. It also houses a variety of state-of-the-art multimedia equipment that enables students further to develop language skills. A large number of materials particularly international television programming brought in from one of the LRC's three satellite dishes, as well as computer-based programs are available for students to browse.

Lloyd  Hall Scholars Program Writing Center

Located in Alice Lloyd Hall, the Writing Center offers students help with their writing from the comfort of home. The Writing Center is staffed by trained peer tutors from the Sweetland Writing Center. Students can bring in drafts of their papers and receive help on such skills as thesis development, organization, specific mechanical issues, or revision. Open to all UM students.

Mathematics

The Mathematics department offers a free, walk-in tutoring service to students in courses from MATH 105 through MATH 216 (excluding the Honors Courses) in what is called the  "Math Lab" located in B860 East Hall.

This service is available during the Fall and Winter Terms; during academic year 2011-12 its hours will be

Monday-Thursday 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Friday 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Saturday Closed
Sunday 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Math Tutoring Facilities
Math Tutors List

In addition, a list of tutors is maintained in the Academic Services Office located in 2084 East Hall; copies are available for distribution to interested students. The tutors are mostly graduate students who indicate the courses they are prepared to tutor as well as information on how to contact them. The fee for this is determined by mutual agreement between the student and the tutor with rates usually in the $30 to $45 per hour range.

Near Eastern Studies 

The department of Near Eastern Studies does not maintain a list of tutors in its office. Generally, students seeking tutoring assistance are referred to one of the language instructors, who generally can help someone find tutoring. Other than tutoring offered with the class itself (office hours of GSI or Instructor), the department does not have "free" tutoring unless coffee hours with conversational partners counts. Coffee hours with conversational partners are not organized through the department, but flyers are posted about during the academic year.

Philosophy 

Undergraduate students may contact the  Philosophy department (2215 Angell Hall) indicating needs in conjunction with a specific Philosophy course. The department will send an e-mail message to its graduate students to see if anyone is interested in tutoring for a FEE.

The department does not provide the undergraduate's name in any such message. The names of willing graduate students are provided to undergraduates seeking tutoring services.

Physics 

The C. Wilbur Peters Chapter of the Society of Physics Students (SPS) holdstutoring that covers most basic and intermediate physics courses (125-126, 140-141, 240-241, 242, etc.). Students tutor in the Fall and Winter terms. The hours vary and are set during the first few weeks of the term. The tutoring sessions are held in the Physics Help Room (1041 Randall Lab).

Many graduate student instructors hold their office hours in the Help Room and are available to answer questions on all introductory labs. The Help Room is staffed (usually between the hours of 8 and 5 in the fall and winter) with graduate students on a full time basis who are available to answer questions on most all undergraduate physics courses.

For FEE Tutors. Tutoring is a private arrangement between you and the tutor. The Physics department maintains a list those people who have told us they provide this service, but does not specifically recommend any of the tutors listed.

The going rate for private tutoring is currently somewhere around $12 to $20 per hour. You should check with your tutor beforehand, and plan to pay them at the time you receive the tutoring.

Psychology 

The department of Psychology has no formal or continuing tutoring list.  Psi Chi (the National Honor Society in Psychology) occasionally provides tutoring.

Romance Languages and Literatures 

Romance Languages and Literatures maintains a reference list of tutors and translators for French, Spanish, Italian and Portuguese. These lists contain the names of people whose tutoring and translating services are available on a fee basis. The department does not endorse anyone on the list, but does indicate the names of those who are associated with the Romance Languages department. The lists are available on the department website here. Individuals who would like to list their services on these reference lists should fill out a request form and bring it to the RLL main office in 4108 MLB. 

At this time, the department does not sponsor any free tutoring or translating services. However, members of the undergraduate Spanish Club offer free tutoring for Spanish courses in the Language Resource Center, second floor MLB. Term-specific hours are available on the department website at http://www.lsa.umich.edu/rll/undergraduate/languageclubs.
Any questions about these lists can be directed to rll.mailbox@umich.edu.

Science Learning Center

The Science Learning Center organizes study groups for Chemistry, Biology, and Physics students. Study groups are small groups of up to 12 students who study together once a week for two hours. Study groups are led by trained facilitators who have taken the course successfully and provide worksheets, practice exams, and other materials to help students teach and learn from each other. The Science Learning Center (SLC) is an interdisciplinary resource center provided by LSA to support teaching and learning in the five natural science departments: astronomy, biology, chemistry, geology, and physics. Located in the Chemistry Building Room 1720, the SLC provides the location for Biology and Chemistry GSIs to hold their office hours. Its facilities include MAC and PC computer labs, study alcoves, and a loan desk for reserve and research materials. SLC programs are designed to improve student learning and involvement in the sciences, particularly in the introductory courses. Hours are Monday-Thursday 9 AM – 10 PM, Friday 9 AM – 6 PM, Saturday 12 PM -6 PM, and Sunday 12 PM – 10 PM. For more information, contact slcstudygroups@umich.edu.

Join a study group

SLC's Tutoring Resources page

Slavic Languages and Literatures

Slavic Languages and Literatures has a printed list of tutors and translators posted on the bulletin board outside the department office (3040 Modern Languages Building). Those on the list who are affiliated with the department are asterisked.

When students or members of the public call (764-5355), they are given the names and numbers of the listed tutors. The department does not act as a broker, nor as a courier – callers make their own arrangements. Note: The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures assumes no responsibility for the reliability and services of those listed as translator. Serving only as a source of information, the Department neither sponsors nor recommends individual tutors/translators.

Translation Services: The department provides notarization of translations exclusively to University of Michigan Faculty and Staff in matters pertaining to University of Michigan business. The translation is printed on department letterhead with a verification statement and signature of a department employee. There is a notary fee of $2.00 for each notary seal.

Sociology 

The department of Sociology has no formal tutor system in our department. When a student is in great need, they may contact the Sociology undergraduate office. The undergraduate student services office will then contact Sociology graduate students to see if any of them would be willing to serve as a tutor on a fee/hr basis.

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Tutor list

Sweetland Writing Center 

The Sweetland Writing Center offers Writing Workshop, Peer Tutoring, and an Online Writing Lab (OWL) to help student writers become more confident, skilled, and knowledgeable about writing and the subjects they write about. Sweetland faculty and peer tutors supplement classroom writing instruction by working with students to understand assignments, develop ideas, support a thesis, revise at the paragraph and sentence level, cite sources, as well as in other areas important to writing well. These are not proofreading services.

Please click the links below for further information.

Writing Workshop offers free half-hour one-on-one sessions in 1310 North Quad with Sweetland writing instructors.

Peer Tutors offer free one-on-one sessions in G219 Angell Hall, 1136 Shapiro Undergraduate Library, and the Lloyd Hall Writing Center on a walk-in basis.Peer tutors are upper-level undergraduates who have been trained in tutoring writing and collaborative learning by completing Sweetland’s Peer Tutor Program.