University of California, Riverside

Academic Resource Center


provides tutoring in a variety of subjects and disciplines. Tutoring is free to all UCR students. Our tutors offers broad-based study skills strategies and techniques to promote critical thinking. Students are seen on a walk-in and appointment basis. Most tutoring is offered in small groups and each session lasts about an hour. Click on Tutor Schedule for a day-to-day listing of subject tutors and availability. Call the ARC Front Desk at 951-827-3721 to make an appointment.

Tutoring Schedule: Winter 2018 Schedules



Humanities (NOW with NEW Subjects)

Subject to Change: Check online appointment system to verify hours

  • ARC 035
  • Biology 5ABC, 20, 102
  • Biochemistry 100, 110ABC
  • Business 10, 20, 21, 101, 102, 103, 104, 106, 108, 146
  • Cell Biology and Neuroscience 101, 106, 120
  • Chemistry 1ABC, 8ABC
  • Chinese 1-4
  • Computer Science 8, 10, 12, 120A
  • Economics 2, 3, 101, 103, 104A
  • French 1-4, 15A
  • Italian 1-3
  • Math 4, 5, 6AB, 7AB, 9ABC, 10AB, 11, 22, 31, 46, 121, 131, 144, 165A
  • Mechanical Engineering 2, 9
  • Physics 2ABC, 40ABC
  • Political Science 10, 15, 30, 113, 149
  • Psychology 1, 11, 12, 110
  • Sociology 1, 3, 5, 11
  • Statistics 48, 100AB
  • Span 1-4
  • Writing
  • What is the fee for tutoring?
    Tutoring is free to all UCR students. There is no fee.
  • Who are the tutors?
    Tutors are UCR students, mostly upper division undergraduates and some graduate students. We follow strict guidelines for selecting tutors. Once hired, all tutors go through extensive pre-term training and continuous in-service to develop their professional skills.
  • How long is a tutorial session?
    Our tutorials are approximately 50 minutes.
  • How do I sign up for tutoring?
    Two Steps: First, check the Tutoring Schedule for a listing of when our subject tutors are on duty. Then call or visit the ARC to make an appointment. Feel free to drop in or walk in, but know that most of our tutors are booked at least a week in advance.
  • Can I meet one-on-one with a tutors?
    Our tutoring is considered group study with two to three students per session. We encourage you to participate in group tutoring that offers you an opportunity to work with your classmates, compare lecture notes, and clarifying your understanding of course topics. In small-group settings, the tutor acts a facilitator.
  • What’s so special about group tutoring?
    Group tutoring is beneficial because you learn the workings and benefits of a study group. Other advantages include the benefit of group discussion and the diversity of viewpoints, as well as clarification of lectures and assigned readings; hearing a variety of ideas articulated in different ways helps to develop your critical thinking skills.
  • How often should I visit with a tutor?
    At least once a week, if not more. National data on academic support show that students who participate in tutoring on a regular basis earn higher grades when compared to students who don’t participate at all.
  • What happens if I miss my tutoring session?
    Students are considered a "no-show" if not present at the beginning of their scheduled session time. Students who "no-show" will forfeit their time and may lose the ability to sign up for future tutoring sessions!

More Information 

General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

Department Information

Academic Resource Center
Room 156, First Floor 380 Surge Building

Tel: (951) 827-3721
Fax: (951) 827-4543