Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, tutoring on the CU Boulder campus will look different for many departments this semester. The Academic Advising Center is working to identify the most up to date and accurate information. We will post updated information and links to this page as we receive them.
In the meantime, please connect with the respective department/tutoring resource for the most current details and scheduling updates.
Aug. 24, 2020
Common Tutoring Resources for All Majors and Programs
ASAP offers free peer tutoring to students living in residence halls and the Bear Creek apartments, as well as to first year commuter students. Tutoring is conducted in a small group environment, on a wide range of subjects.
The CU Boulder writing center supports students from all majors with the writing process, from start to finish. Writing consultants are prepared to work with students on a variety of content-specific projects, as well as general writing feedback.
Check this page for help with your foreign language classes.
Math and Science Tutoring
The BOLD Center provides free, drop-in tutoring for first and second year courses in the area of applied math, chemistry, computer science and physics. Tutors are upper level engineering students who have all been trained to support students in entry level coursework of applied math, chemistry and physics.
List of Available Department Specific Resources
- Applied Math
- Astrophysical and Planetary Sciences
- Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
- French and Italian
- Geological Sciences
- German Studies
- Integrative Physiology
- Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology
- Political Science
- Russian Studies
- Spanish and Portugese
- Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences
The APPM department maintains a list of private tutors for students to contact. The list includes the courses each tutor will work with, along with their hourly fees.
Students can access various resources and opportunities within the APPM department related to research, fellowships and other academic supports.
The astronomy help room is coordinated by APS undergraduate and graduate students and is intended to provide academic support to students taking courses within the program.
The list of tutors provided by the APS department is offered as a service to help students and tutors get connected. There is no guarantee of service or that the list is up to date.
The biochemistry department provides a help room staffed by TAs for all offered courses. Refer to your syllabus for specific times and locations.
The biochemistry department provides a list of approved tutors for hire. All tutors on the list have previously TA-ed the courses they are listed for.
The chemistry department provides a help room staffed by TAs for all offered courses. Refer to your syllabus for specific times and locations.
The chemistry department provides a list of approved tutors for hire. All tutors on the list have previously TA-ed the courses they are listed for.
Please email the classics department for a list of graduate students available to hire as tutors.
Undergraduate TAs are available to help students taking EBIO 1210 and/or 1230 in the fall, and students taking EBIO 1230 and/or 1240 in the spring.
***Note- The EBIO Help Room is not operating at this time.
The EBIO writing lab is open to EBIO majors or CU Boulder students who are enrolled in EBIO classes. EBIO's writing instructors will help you improve your written lab reports, research proposals, essays or other EBIO writing assignments.
The Department of Economics undergraduate page lists its free drop-in tutorial lab hours for undergraduates enrolled in ECON classes at CU Boulder. They also publish a list of ECON tutors who are graduate students in the ECON department.
To find the list, select the "Free Drop-in Tutorial" or "Private Tutor List" tabs in the side menu.
The French department provides a list of trained French graduate students who can be hired for tutoring support. Additionally, the department also provides a list of approved students who are not current graduate students (and may not be employed by the university).
The Italian department provides a list of tutors, many of whom are current students majoring or minoring in Italian, for hire.
The geology department's tutor room provides free tutoring for students in any 1000 and 2000-level GEOL course.
The Germanic & Slavic languages and literatures department offers free tutoring for their language courses. There is a list of tutors and translators specifically for German.
The IPHY department offers an entirely volunteer-run tutoring program, operated by students, for students. The services are available to anyone taking an IPHY class. A student must be an IPHY major in order to receive support in non-IPHY classes that are required for the major (CHEM, PHYS, etc.). To ensure that every student has access to free tutoring services, a student is only able to request a tutor for one class. To locate a tutor for an IPHY course, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The linguistics department provides a list of tutors for hire. Please contact the linguistics academic advisor, Allison Sedey for more information.
The mathematics department provides a free service for students looking for additional support for their CU mathematics courses. The Math Academic Resource Center (MARC) employs undergraduate students that have a strong background in mathematics and care about helping others learn. The MARC also has a strong contingent background of graduate students and learning assistants to assist students in all lower-division math courses, as well as many upper division math courses.
The mathematics department maintains a list of private tutors. The tutors on this list are current undergraduate students at CU Boulder. However, the department cannot guarantee the experience or teaching ability of the tutors.
The molecular, cellular and developmental biology department provides free drop-in tutoring with course TAs in the MCDB Learning Lounge for the introductory MCDB sequence and labs. See your course information in Canvas to locate days and times.
***Note- The MCDB Learning Lounge is not operating at this time.
The neuroscience department provide free tutoring for students in NRSC 2100 and 2200. See your syllabus for details. The neuroscience department maintains a list of private tutors. The tutor list is available in the PSYC/NRSC advising office (MUEN D260) or at the department front desk (MUEN D244).
The philosophy department connects graduate students with undergraduates for tutoring in logic and non-logic courses. For contact information, please refer their tutoring page.
The physics department provides a free service to students in lower-division physics courses who are looking for extra support. The physics help room is staffed by course TAs. Students in other physics courses are welcome to attend the help room, but there may not be TAs available for their specific course.
The political science department provides free help for students in PSCI 2075 and any upper-division PSCI course ending in "5" through the PSCI methods help lab. Because the hours change, please look for an email from your academic advisor with the help lab hours for each semester.
The psychology department offers free tutoring for students in PSYC 1001, PSYC 2111, PSYC 3111, and PSYC 2012. See your syllabus for details. The psychology department maintains a list of private tutors. The tutor list is available in the PSYC/NRSC advising office (MUEN D260) or at the department front desk (MUEN D244).
The Germanic and Slavic languages and literatures department offers free tutoring for their language courses. There is a list of tutors and translators specifically for Russian.
The Spanish and Portugese department maintains a list of private tutors and translators for hire. The list is available after the first week of classes each semester.
The speech, language and hearing sciences department provides a list of tutors for hire. Please contact the SLHS academic advisor, Allison Sedey for more information.