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Tutoring and Study Programs by Department

UC San Diego offers numerous tutoring and study assistance programs, most of them free of charge. Use these links to find a tutoring or support program that's right for you.

Even if you don't see your subject or class listed, many departments still offer private tutoring for a fee. Check with the department or your college advisor for details.

Also, be sure to check out other academic resources available at UC San Diego.

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Biology

Department resources Other campus resources

Biology advising schedule: Appointments and walk-in times are available.

Biology information sessions: Includes workshops, events, and resources to enhance your student experience.

Teaching + Learning Commons:

Biological Sciences Research Guide: Use the Library's list of online and print resources including online encyclopedias and electronic journals.

Chemistry

Department resources Other campus resources

Chemistry Help Room: Check the schedule for tutors and TAs offering help during specified times in York Hall.

Private tutoring also available through the department. E-mail or call (858) 534-4856.

Teaching + Learning Commons:

IDEA Learning Center: Engineering Learning Communities (ELCs) are formal study groups for the Math 20, Chemistry 6, and Physics 2 series.

OASIS 6 and 40 series workshops: Sign up as soon as possible. Workshops begin the 2nd week of classes. Drop-in tutoring hours are also available.

Chemistry and Biochemistry Research Guide: Use the Library's list of online and print resources including online encyclopedias and electronic journals.

Engineering (including computer science)

Department resources Other campus resources

Electrical and Computer Engineering Tutoring Center: Daily tutoring walk-ins are welcome; appointments and group tutoring available on request.

Computer Science: Contact the Computer Science and Engineering Department for tutoring assistance.

Teaching + Learning Commons: Study groups for SE 101A-B

IDEA Learning Center: Engineering Learning Communities (ELCs) are formal study groups that bring engineering students into a supportive environment to develop confidence, strengthen study skills, and learn the value of collaborative study.

Eta Kappa Nu: Offers tutoring for engineering/ECE majors

Engineering Research Guides: Use the Library's list of online and print resources including online encyclopedias and electronic journals.

English/ESL

Linguistics/languages

Department resources Other campus resources

The Language Laboratory, AP&M Room 3432A (map), (858) 534-2418, has supplemental language tapes, books for UC language courses, and self-instructed courses in a wide variety of languages.

Heritage Language Program: Learn about classes designed for students who learned a language different language at home, such as Vietnamese, Arabic or Tagalog.

Language conversation tables: International House sponsors these informal weekly gatherings for native speakers and learners of foreign languages (all levels welcome).

Revelle College Language House, (858) 534-3025, offers undergraduate students an opportunity to live in an on-campus environment that fosters learning of foreign languages and exploring other cultures.

Mathematics

Department resources Other campus resources

MATLAB Tutoring for Math 18 and Math 20D

Get help reading mathematics and creating proofs from UC San Diego professor Edward Bender.

Private tutoring also available through the department. E-mail or call (858) 534-3590.

Teaching + Learning Commons:

IDEA Learning Center: Engineering Learning Communities (ELCs) are formal study groups for the Math 20, Chemistry 6, and Physics 2 series.

OASIS Math 10/20 series and Math 3C/4C/11/18 workshops: Sign up as soon as possible. Workshops begin the 2nd week of classes. Drop-in tutoring hours are also available.

Mathematics & Statistics Research Guides: Use the Library's list of online and print resources including online encyclopedias, books, and electronic journals.

UC San Diego SUMS: Society of Undergraduate Mathematics Students

Medicine/pharmacy (and pre-med)

Campus resources

Educational Support Services: For UC San Diego Medical and Pharmacy School students

Health Beat: The centralized pre-med and pre-health advising office at the Career Center, offering strategic planning, 4-year plans, resources, events, classes and more to help you become a competitive applicant to medical school or other health professional schools (i.e., pharmacy, dentistry, physician assistant (PA), nursing, occupational therapy/ physical therapy, veterinary medicine, public health and more)

Health & Medical Professions Preparation Program (HMP3): This student-run group offers meetings, test preparation and other support to students preparing for careers in the health professions

Health Sciences Research Guides: Use the Library's list of online and print resources including online encyclopedias, books, and electronic journals.

Physics

Department resources Other campus resources

Physics Tutorial Center: The center offers free, drop-in tutoring and assistance with understanding physics.

Teaching + Learning Commons:

IDEA Learning Center: Engineering Learning Communities (ELCs) are formal study groups for the Math 20, Chemistry 6, and Physics 2 series.

OASIS Physics 1/2 series workshops: Sign up as soon as possible. Workshops begin the 2nd week of classes. Drop-in tutoring hours are also available.

Physics & Astronomy Research Guides: Use the Library's list of online and print resources including online encyclopedias, books, and electronic journals.

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