We offer Penn undergraduate students free, accessible, and convenient options to complement their in-class learning.
Tutoring is available is in a variety of formats. For most first-year students, the drop-in (satellite) tutoring services are the first stop. If the schedule or courses are not fulfilling your needs, then we encourage you to check out the Weekly Tutoring options.
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Drop-in Tutoring: First year Math & Chemistry
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 cancelled per the Academic Calendar or weather disruption.
Fall Break Changes: There will be no drop in on Wed 10/11 – Sun 10/15. Drop in tutoring will resume on Mon 10/16.
Thanksgiving: There will be no drop in on wed 11/22 – Sun 11/26. Tutoring will resume on Monday 10/27.
Reading Days & Finals: We will do our best to maintain staffing until the day of the final for the course. Staffing may be limited if tutors need to leave campus early.
Weekly Tutoring Contracts
Regular, weekly appointments with an assigned tutor and 2-3 other students in the course. This service 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
Requests for Fall 2023 will open on 8/27/2023
New Students must register before using this service
You can stop by a drop in event or make an appointment!
Upcoming Drop-in Registration Events
*This is not drop-in tutoring, this is to sign up for a weekly tutor!*
10:30am – 1:30pm
|8pm – 10pm||Houston Market|
|9:30am – 12:30pm||Weingarten Center|
|12pm – 2pm||Houston Market|
If the drop-in registration events, do not fit your schedule, please use the link below to make an appointment. System opens 8/27/23.
Returning users: May place their request online
Already Registered with us?
Returning students can place their requests online, starting 8/27/2023
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.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to share a concern, ask a question or cancel the assignment
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Student Athlete Academic Achievement Program
The Tutoring Center is happy to partner with the Athletics Department to provide tutoring BY scholar athletes and FOR scholar athletes. To accommodate the flexible schedule needs of our athletes, you can access this service in a variety of ways.
For more information, resources & scheduling tutorials – Please visit the Athletics Website.
Drop in Tutoring
First year Math & Chemistry: Houston Market;
- Sun – Thurs – 7:30pm – 10:30
- Starting 9/5/2023
A small number of other courses offered in drop in format for athletes each term.
Fall 2023 Schedule will be available soon!
A unique option for student athletes, you can search for tutor availability in a wide range of popular courses to schedule an individual or small group appointment. This can be a one time appointment or something you use more often. Use the Trac Cloud System to make an appointment below.
Just like all other students at the university, you are welcome to request to be assigned a tutor that you can meet with each week. This is usually a small group meeting.
It is not always possible but we work to assign you with a tutor who is also a student athlete and understands the demands of this role.
To access: Scroll up and see the process for Weekly Tutoring Contracts.