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.

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  • Anthropology 1, 2
  • ARC 035
  • Arabic 1-6
  • Biology 5ABC, 20, 102, 104, 107A, 116, 119, 121, 123, 134, 161A
  • Biochemistry 100, 110ABC
  • Bioengineering 10, 101, 105, 110, 115, 120, 125, 130, 140A
  • Business 10, 20, 105B, 106, 107
  • Cell Biology and Neuroscience 101, 106, 121
  • Chemistry 1ABC, 8ABC
  • Computer Science 8, 10, 12, 100, 120A
  • Economics 2, 3, 101, 103, 104A, 105A, 107
  • Education 109S
  • Electrical Engineering 1A
  • Ethnic Studies 1, 5, 12
  • French 1, 2, 3
  • German 1-3
  • History 15, 20, 122
  • History of Europe 145, 162
  • Italian 1-4, 20AB
  • Linguistics 20
  • Math 4, 5, 6AB, 7AB, 9ABC, 10AB, 31, 46, 120, 121, 131, 133, 135A, 144, 145B, 146AC, 148, 165A, 171, 172
  • Mechanical Engineering 2, 9, 10, 18AB, 110
  • Media and Cultural Studies 10, 102
  • Philosophy 1, 2
  • Physics 2ABC, 40ABC, 41ABC, 130AB, 135A, 156AB, 177
  • Political Science 10, 15, 17, 20, 108, 124S, 126S, 136S, 137S, 138S, 143, 154, 161, 162S, 196
  • Psychology 1, 2, 11, 12, 132, 140, 142, 150, 178
  • Sociology 1, 3, 5, 11, 130, 135S, 144
  • Statistics 48, 100AB, 155
  • Span 1-4, 107, 110
  • 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 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 up to four 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!
  • What happens if I lose my ability to make appointments? Three (3) "no-shows" in a quarter will result in cancellation of all ARC appointments for the remainder of the quarter. This includes cancellation of appointments in less than 24-hours.  Effected student can walk in to see if any tutors are available however, space is not guaranteed. Student will regain access to the appointment system when the new quarter begins.

Tutorial Assistance Program

The Academic Resource Center (ARC) seeks highly qualified, upper-division students to fill tutoring positions in the following disciplines/subjects:  

Biology History
Biochemistry Linguistics
Business Mathematics
Cell Biology & Neuroscience Physics
Chemistry Political Science
Computer Science Psychology
Economics Sociology
Engineering Statistics
Foreign Languages   

Applications now being accepted for the 2019-2020 academic year. A
pplicants selected for interviews will be contacted. 

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Please see our student employment page (here) for additional information, including how to submit an application.

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