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Tutorial Assistance Program (TAP)

TUTORING HOURS

Monday - Thursday: 9am - 6pm

Friday: 9am-4pm

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title of image 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

fALL 2019 schedules Now Available .  make your appointment today via Webgateway!    

Fall 2019 STEM Schedule          Fall 2019 CHASS Schedule         Fall 2019 Drop-In

                                       Tutor On Location Support Also Available - Click for more information

FALL 2019 TUTORING ENDS WEEK 10 FRIDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2019             

Tried to make an appointment for a course we support but  are unable to make an appointment -       Let us know here!

Looking for support in a course that is not listed? Fill out our Tutor Request Form

Has an ARC tutor made a difference for you? If so, give them a big THANK YOU! 

 

  Subject to Change: Check online appointment system to verify hours

 

Supported Subjects*

*Note that not all subjects are supported in summer. Please see Schedule above for current list of courses.

  • 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

TAP Student Positions

FAQ

  • 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.

Guidelines to Successful Tutoring Appointments

Want to know the secret of a successful tutoring appointment? The guidelines below detail the expectations for both student and tutor.

  • Attend class! Tutoring is not a substitute for class, so don’t expect the tutor to fill in the gaps. If you do miss a class, your best bet is to work with your classmates—ask them questions about the lecture, review their notes, and discuss the associated readings.
  • Do not procrastinate! Come early and often. Plan ahead and schedule your tutor appointments for the entire quarter. Don’t wait until the last minute (i.e., the night before a test or the day an assignment is due). Students who begin tutoring in the beginning of the term earn more successful grades than those who wait until later.
  • Be Realistic! Our tutors are not the “answer people.” Our tutors do everything they can to engage students in the conversation, encouraging students to not only ask questions but answer them, too. The only thing they won’t do is give you the answer. It’s unrealistic to think a tutor can help you learn course material in just a few hours. It’s also unrealistic to expect the tutor to give you the answer, as if you’ll be able to remember everything and regurgitate it at a later date, like on a test. Our tutors are always happy to work students but the process gets difficult when students have unrealistic expectations about the outcomes of the support.
  • Come Prepared! You must put forth a reasonable amount of effort into your assignments before working with a tutor. You should also come prepared, arriving on time and bringing appropriate materials such as assignment instructions, textbook, and class notes.
  • Bring Questions! After a genuine attempt to complete the assignment, prepare several specific questions regarding course material. Use these questions as the basis of your tutoring session.
  • Keep your appointments! If you miss 3 tutoring appointments (no shows), we will suspend your appointment scheduling privileges for the remainder of the quarter. During this time, you will be able to visit a tutor but only on a drop-in/walk-in basis. Also know that if you are late more than 10 minutes, your appointment is deemed a no-show. All no-show appointments are cancelled and given to other students.
  • Academic Integrity is required! Following UCR’s [Standards of Conduct], we can’t stress enough the importance of doing your own work. Cheating and academic dishonesty will not be tolerated in the ARC; suspicions of such will be reported to the Tutor Coordinator.
  • Do your own work! Tutors are not to do student’s work nor provide an editing service for paper writing. Tutors are here to help students with the process of learning in order to give them the confidence they need to do their work independently.
  • Courtesy goes a long way! Be courteous of other students in the ASC. While we want to have a fun environment in the ARC, we need to remember to maintain an environment suitable for studying. Conversations with tutors should not disturb other students working in the ARC. Cell phones should be silenced. Personal calls should be made at another time.
  • Asking for help is smart! If at any time a student has not followed the above guidelines, a tutor may find it necessary to reschedule the appointment. Every student is responsible for their own learning. A tutor cannot make you learn something.

 

Tutoring Request Form

 

 

Having trouble finding an available tutor? Let us help you.

 

Fill out this

 tutor request form 

NOTE (10/7): Due to a glitch in the system, please resubmit any Tutor Request Forms submitted in the past two weeks.  Apologies for any inconvenience.

You should receive an email confirmation of your submission.  Additionally, the TAP staff will be notified via email of your request and reply within 2-3 business days.

While we will try to accommodate your request, we cannot guarantee a subject tutor for all requests. 



Please note: This is not a private tutor referral service. Tutoring is provided free of charge to UCR students. You may receive ARC tutoring for a course in which you are currently registered.

Unavailable Tutoring Appointments Form

 

Having trouble making an appointment with a tutor for a course we support? Let us know.

Fill out this

 Unavailable Appointments form 

While we will use this information to improve tutoring availability, we cannot guarantee all requests. 

Tutor Employment Opportunities

To learn more about potential tutoring opportunities for students, please refer to the following list of available subjects, qualifications, responsibilities, and the application.

  • Biology
  • Biochemistry
  • Business Cell Biology and Neuroscience
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Economics Engineering
  • Foreign Languages
  • History
  • Linguistics
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Statistics
  • Third quarter sophomore, junior or senior
  • Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA/3.3 GPA in subject area
  • UCR student for at least one year
  • Transfer students must have a minimum of two quarters of UCR coursework prior to position starting
  • Responsible, reliable, and punctual
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills
  • Professional behavior/demeanor
  • Attend pre-term tutor training
  • Offer one-hour tutoring sessions in the ARC (work hours are flexible)
  • Work one-on-one and in small groups with UCR students
  • Maintain a weekly tutoring schedule
  • Keep accurate records and use required forms
  • Develop and maintain relationships with students, instructors and staff
  • Create tutor advertising and promotion
  • Participate in ARC outreach

Employment Applications

 

Completed Employment Applications should be turned in to the ARC Front Desk (156 Skye) in front of UNLH 1000.