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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 the tutoring 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.

Tips for success

Biology information sessions: About masters and pre-med programs, and research/ special studies opportunities.

OASIS workshop schedule: Sign up as soon as possible. Workshops begin the 2nd week of classes. (Read more about OASIS workshops and study tables.)

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.

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

OASIS General Chem and Organic Chem workshop schedules: Sign up as soon as possible. Workshops begin the 2nd week of classes. (Read more about OASIS workshops and study tables.)

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.

Tutors for Computer Science: The Computer Science and Engineering Department offers assistance to students on their programming assignments in the computer labs.

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

Tau Beta Pi: Offers tutoring for lower-division engineering majors (including classes in Math and Physics)

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 UCSD 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

Calculus and MATLAB Tutoring for Math 10 and Math 20

Get help reading mathematics and creating proofs from UCSD professor Edward Bender.

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

Supplemental instruction for various Math courses, coordinated by the 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 20 and Math 3/4/10 series workshop schedules: Sign up as soon as possible. Workshops begin the 2nd week of classes. (Read more about OASIS workshops and study tables.)

Tau Beta Pi: Offers tutoring for lower-division Engineering majors (including Math classes).

OASIS's tips on how to be successful in lower division math at UCSD

UCSD Math Club

Medicine/pharmacy (and pre-med)

Campus resources

Educational Support Services: For UCSD Medical and Pharmacy Schools

Health & Medical Professions Preparation Program (HMP3): Offers meetings, test preparation and mentor opportunities, and more to undergraduates preparing for careers in the health professions

Physics

Department resources Other campus resources

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

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 workshop schedule: Sign up as soon as possible. Workshops begin the 2nd week of classes. (Read more about OASIS workshops and study tables.)

Tau Beta Pi: Offers tutoring for lower-division Engineering majors (including Physics classes).

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