We offer Penn undergraduate students free, accessible, and convenient options to complement their in-class learning. 

Drop-in Tutoring is available for first-year Math and Chemistry courses in Houston Market, and, for all other courses, students can request Weekly Tutoring with an assigned tutor and a small group of peers. Student-Athlete Tutoring is also available in partnership with Penn Athletics.

Drop-In Tutoring: First-Year Math & Chemistry (Fall & Spring)

The Weingarten Center is continuing its partnership with University Life Space and Events to host drop-in tutoring for first-year Math and Chemistry in the Houston Market in the lower level of Houston Hall during the Fall and Spring Semesters. 

No appointment is needed and you can stop by as often as you like!  Come alone or with friends and ask questions as needed.  This schedule runs every week unless classes are canceled per the Academic Calendar or weather disruption. 

Reading Days & Finals

The regular drop-in tutoring schedule in Houston Market will continue through the last day of classes each term. Hours on reading days and finals depend upon tutor and monitor availability. 

Holidays & Weather Events

No services will be offered on days in which normal university operations are suspended. For planned holidays, services may be canceled in the day leading up to or following a major holiday. This decision is based on the academic calendar and tutor availability.

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Weekly Tutoring

Arranging weekly appointments with an assigned tutor and 2-3 other students in the course requires registration with our office. Those who have never requested a weekly tutor in the past must schedule an intake appointment. Returning students can submit a new tutor request below.

We will not accept requests for first-year Math or Chemistry until you have attended the drop-in tutoring location to try this model of support first. 

Request a Weekly Tutor
Summer 2024

New Students must register before using this service
Summer Tutoring is only for students actively taking summer courses. 

Summer tutoring is dependent on Tutor Availability!

Already registered with us?

Returning students can place their requests online. 

Students actively enrolled at the university.  You must be currently enrolled in the course you want a tutor for.

While Weingarten Center’s Tutoring does our best to provide services for as many courses as possible, we are not able to service every course at the university.  We are almost always able to serve the most popular first- and second-year courses.  Smaller courses, and courses in the junior and senior year are more difficult for us to staff.  Please submit the request for these courses and we will do our best to hire someone.  

Language courses are supported by the Penn Language Center  
Writing Courses are supported by the Marks Writing Center
We are currently very limited in our ability to support graduate courses. We encourage you to submit a request, but you should also reach out to your program director for alternative options.

You may have up to two active tutoring assignments at a time

We do our best to make assignments within two weeks from the initial request.  During high volume periods it can take longer.  Assignments also depend on tutor availability. 

You will be notified via email. Please check your junk folder before reaching out to us.

If we are unable to match you within three weeks, we will contact you with a status update. At this time, we will let you know if we think we will be unable to hire a tutor for the class you are seeking.

Assignments are typically 1-2 hours per week, depending on tutor availability.  You are expected to meet weekly with the tutor.

If your group needs more time than you are assigned in a particular week, you may request additional hours for that week. You are permitted to request extra time for up to three weeks in any term. Request for extra hours. 

You may cancel your meeting during a particular week. However, moving the hours to another week counts as a request for extra hours.  Please note that regularly canceling your assigned hours or missing the group meeting will result in termination of your contract.  This is to avoid students holding tutors that they do not need when other students may be waitlisted.  

You and your group will determine this along with your tutor. You can meet in any public space on campus or utilize a platform such as zoom for an online session.  

Group tutoring is the standard format of our services.  We believe that group tutoring creates the best space for collaborative learning.  In group tutoring, you are able to hear how your peers are experiencing the material, their questions, and strategies for success.  Groups will consist of 3-4 students with the tutor.  If you are having an issue with your assigned group, we encourage you to reach out to us.

The tutor will not re-teach or re-lecture material, nor will they assist you with homework.  To best utilize this service, you should be reviewing your material ahead of time and identifying specific questions or challenges you have with the material.  The tutor will lead you in conversations, activities, and exercises to help you answer those questions.  We also encourage you to ask the tutor about best practice study skills and strategies for this course.