How It Works

The Subject Tutoring Program offers tutoring in most introductory and some mid-level classes in math, the sciences, economics, foreign languages, computer science and engineering. We cannot guarantee a tutor for every class Tufts offers, but we will do our best.

The Tutor Finder lists all available sessions. If there are no tutors available for a particular course, please contact us to make your request.

If, for some reason, we do not have a tutor who can work with you, we strongly encourage you to talk with your professor or teaching assistant about your concerns. You can also organize a study group with your classmates.

Types of Subject Tutoring Sessions

One-on-One Tutoring

Tutors are available for one-on-one tutoring sessions starting on Sunday, September 11, 2016 for the fall semester.  

When booking a one-on-one session, please be specific about the content area you need help with.

Students are limited to one hour of tutoring per week per class. If you wish to request additional time, contact Robin Olinsky, Associate Director of the ARC. 

Drop-In Hours

Tutoring is available on a walk-in basis in the Campus Center, academic buildings, first-year residence halls and at the Asian-American Center. You can stop by with a quick question for an ARC Resident and Head Tutors or stay for the whole session.

Fall drop-in hours begin on Sunday, September 18, 2015. The most current schedule is also posted on the Tutor Finder.

Question and Answer Sessions

ARC tutors run Question and Answer sessions to help you prepare for exams in math, foreign languages, economics, chemistry and biology. We can't guarantee a session for every class, but we do try to offer sessions for large introductory classes. Check the Tutor Finder or the course’s Trunk site for announcements about upcoming Q&A sessions.

If you wish to request additional sessions, contact Robin Olinsky.

Foreign Language Conversation Groups

Conversation groups are an excellent way to improve your speaking and listening skills in a foreign language. Conversation groups include other students, tutors and occasionally, TAs from the academic departments.

Conversation groups meet every week at the same time and the topics vary each week, based on student needs and interests. Conversation groups for the fall will begin the week of September 25, 2015. The current schedule is also posted on the Tutor Finder.

Study Group Program

The Introductory Sciences Study Group Program is available to all students enrolled in Biology 13 and 14 and Chemistry 1 and 2.