Tutorial Assistance Program (TAP)
provides tutoring in a variety of subjects and disciplines. Tutoring is free to all UCR students. Our tutor 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.
- ARC 035
- Arabic 1
- Biology 5ABC, 100, 102, 107A, 116, 119, 123, 157, 160, 161B, 171A
- Biochemistry 15, 100, 110A
- Bioengineering 140A
- Business 10, 20, 103, 104, 106, 107, 108, 125
- Cell Biology and Neuroscience 101, 106,
- Chemical Engineering 100, 110AB, 120
- Chemistry 1, 1ABC, 5, 8ABC, 109, 150A
- Chinese 1, 2, 3, 101B
- Computer Science 8, 10ABC, 11, 61, 100, 105, 111, 141
- Economics 2, 3, 101, 104A, 105AB, 107
- Education 3, 10
- Electrical Engineering 138
- Environmental Engineering 133
- History 17B
- Math 4, 5, 6AB, 7AB, 9ABC, 10AB, 11, 31, 46, 120, 121, 131, 144, 145A, 171
- Math 22 (Calculus Content Only)
- Material Science and Engineering 135
- Microbiology 121
- Mechanical Engineering 110, 114
- Philosophy 2, 7, 165
- Physics 2ABC, 40AB
- Political Science 7, 10, 17, 20, 114S, 136S, 143S, 151, 163S, 184S
- Psychology 1, 2, 11, 12, 110, 124, 132, 134, 140, 148, 150, 160, 161, 166C, 169, 175, 178
- Sociology 1
- Spanish 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 101AB, 165
- Statistics 8, 10, 11, 107, 155, 160AB, 171
TAP Student Positions
Tutorial Assistance Program
The Academic Resource Center (ARC) seeks highly qualified, upper-division students to fill tutoring positions in the following disciplines/subjects:
Cell Biology & Neuroscience
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.
I am interested in working as a Tutor - What do I need to apply?
Be sure to review our student employment section to see courses supported; GPA qualifications; tutor responsibilities; and where to submit your application. You will need to submit:
1) a copy of your unofficial transcript – no password protected files, please;
2) ARC student employment application – found in the TAP student employment section;
3) Minimum of 1 Reference – the application process requires a reference from 1 to 3 subject area experts we may reach out to who can speak to your competency in your area of specialization (e.g., in STEM, humanities, social sciences, languages, business, economics, etc.). Listed references will receive an email from TAP program staff with a link to an online form asking the relationship to the applicant and an assessment of the applicant's ability to engage competently with material in the content area. This should require no more than 5 minutes.
Completed Employment Applications should be turned to bit.ly/ARC_TAP_Tutor
List of Acceptable References:
Faculty who has taught you in a class at UCR or another campus in your general field – e.g., STEM, Humanities, Business, etc.;
Faculty who has overseen you in a lab or is your PI;
Post-doc or grad student who has worked with you in a lab/in research;
Expert in your field of study outside of UCR (e.g., physician who oversees volunteer work, etc.)
Unsure of someone you want to list, feel free to reach out to TAP Staff to inquire.
NOTE: Completed Tutoring employment applications should be submitted via bit.ly/ARC_TAP_Tutor. Applications accepted on a rolling basis (unless otherwise listed in flyer above).