We offer Penn undergraduate students free, accessible, and convenient options to supplement their academic experience. Tutoring is available is in a variety of formats. Please review the information below to determine your best option based on your schedule and the class in question.
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.
Drop-in (Satellite) Tutoring
This service is great for students who need occasional support or have quick questions about the subjects offered. This is also a good resource if you are waiting to be matched with a weekly tutor. Your interactions with the tutor will likely be in small groups.
No appointment is needed and you can stop by as often as you need! The schedule for each term is typically released in week 1 of a new term, and hours usually begin during week 2. The schedule may be updated throughout the term.
Tips for using this service
- Always Check the Web for updated hours and announcements
- For in person hours – bring a Penn ID to access space
The schedule is listed below, and the links to access the zoom session can be found on our events calendar. Please click the upcoming Satellite Center to navigate to the event page where you can find the link!
- Math 103 – Virtual on October 20, 2021 12:00 pm
- Math 103 on October 20, 2021 2:00 pm
- ACCT 101 on October 20, 2021 6:00 pm
- BIOL 101 – Virtual on October 21, 2021 8:00 am
- Physics 101/ 170/ 151 – Virtual on October 21, 2021 9:00 am
- Math 104 on October 21, 2021 5:30 pm
- CIS 120 on October 21, 2021 6:00 pm
- Nurs 164 – Virtual on October 22, 2021 10:30 am
- BIOL 101 on October 23, 2021 10:00 am
- Chem 101 on October 24, 2021 10:00 am
- Nurs 068 on October 24, 2021 10:00 am
- Math 104 – Virtual on October 24, 2021 12:00 pm
- Econ 001 on October 24, 2021 3:00 pm
- Math 114 on October 24, 2021 4:00 pm
- Math 114 on October 25, 2021 4:00 pm
Fall 2021 Hours - By Course
|ACCT 101||Wednesday||6pm – 10pm||Hunstman Hall G90|
|BIOL 101||Thursday||8am – 12pm||Virtual Access Zoom|
|BIOL 101||Saturday||10am – 1:30pm||Du Bois College House; Seminar Room A|
|Chem 101||Sunday||10am – 2pm||Hill College House; Study Center|
|Chem 241||Tuesday||3:30pm – 7:30pm||Harrison College House; Library room 102|
|CIS 120||Thursday||6pm – 10pm||
Lauder College House; Seminar Room 103
|Econ 001||Sunday||3pm – 7pm||Ware Colle House; Bodine 306|
|Math 103||Wednesday||3:30 – 7:30 PM||
|Math 103||Wednesday||2pm – 6pm||Du Bois College House; Seminar Room A|
|Math 104||Monday||6pm – 10pm||Hunstman Hall G90|
|Math 104||Wednesday||8am – 12pm||
Virtual Access Zoom
|Math 104||Wednesday||6pm – 10pm||Kings Court College House; Private Dining room|
4pm – 8pm
|Ware College House; Bodine 306|
|Math 114||Sunday||4pm – 8pm||Riepe College House- Ashurst|
|Math 114||Monday||4pm – 8pm||New College House West; Multipurpose Room|
Tutoring Overview video
Weekly Tutoring Contracts
Regular Weekly appointments with an assigned tutor and 2-3 other students in the course.
(Currently accepting summer session II requests)
who have never had a tutor contract with us
who have previously completed an intake
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.
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Weekly Contract Tutoring Overview video
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.
How it works
These hours are available by accessing the Tutor Trac system and searching for the course. You must book appointments at least 24 hours in advance.
- Access Tutor Trac & Penn authenticate
- Click “Search Availability” on the left side of the screen
- Search by course and times. Note that you will have better luck if keep the time windows flexible.
- Select the appointment you are interested in.
This service does not run during summer term.