Tutorial Assistance Program (TAP)


Monday - Thursday: 8am - 6pm

(last appointment begins at 5pm)

Friday: 8-9 am, 10am-5pm 

(last appointment begins at 4pm)

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Program Staff

title of image 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. Tutoring is offered in small groups and each session lasts about 50 minutes. Click on a Tutor Schedule for a day-to-day listing of subject tutors and availability. Make an appointment through Accudemia or call the ARC Front Desk at 951-827-3721.

Tutoring Schedule

Spring 2024 Schedule

Appointments will be offered both online via Zoom and in-person at the ARC. 

The Spring 2024 tutoring appointments are now available! Click on the Accudemia link to the left to book an appointment and see general availability in the schedules posted below. 


Drop-In Tutoring Schedule    Tutors On Location Schedule



 Please note that tutoring mode preference (online vs. in-person) cannot be guaranteed. If tutoring is unavailable in your preferred mode, please see the schedule for hours and modality.
*Schedules subject to change without notice.*

Not sure how to make an appointment? Click the link below for information on how to make an appointment through Accudemia.

How to Make an Appointment Guide

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  Subject to Change: Check the online appointment system to verify the hours


Supported Subjects*

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

  • Anthropology

  • Biochemistry

  • Biology

  • Business

  • Cell biology/Neuroscience (CBNS)

  • Chemistry

  • Computer Science

  • Economics

  • Education

  • Engineering

  • Environmental Sciences

  • History

  • Italian

  • Japanese

  • Linguistics

  • Math

  • Philosophy

  • Physics

Program Information

These information cards will help you use the Tutorial Assistance Program's services. 

TAP Student Positions


  • 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 tutoring session?

    Our sessions are approximately 50 minutes.

  • How do I sign up for tutoring?

    Check the Tutoring Schedule for a listing of when our tutors are on duty. Then call or visit the ARC to make an appointment. You can also make an appointment through Accudemia. Walk-ins are welcome, but be aware that most of our tutors are booked at least a week in advance.

  • Can I meet one-on-one with a tutor?

    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. 

    If there are any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to TAP staff via email at elena.perez@ucr.edu and/or susana.brower@ucr.edu.


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
  • Languages
  • Linguistics
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Statistics

Subject to Change

  • Sophomore, junior or senior standing
  • 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 (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

Applications accepted on a rolling basis

Employment Applications

Due to its College Reading and Learning Association (CRLA) training program certification, TAP requires applicants to submit the names of 1-3 content-area experts as references.

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.)


NOTE: Classmates, tutors/SI leaders or peer educators/peer mentors, and friends do not qualify as "content-area experts."
Coworkers, unless they are verifiable experts in an academic field, also likely do not qualify.

Unsure of someone you want to list? Reach out to the TAP Staff to inquire.