We offer one-on-one academic assistance 7 to 11 p.m. five evenings a week throughout the quarter. Find us in the North Reading Room of the Cathey Learning Center. Consult our schedule

Welcome to the College Core Tutor Program

Who We Are

The College Core Tutor Program is a comprehensive peer-based tutoring program designed to provide one-on-one assistance and small group support to undergraduate students in scientific and quantitative subjects, including chemistry, economics, mathematics, statistics, computer science, physics, and biology. Our tutors are graduate students—most of them former Teaching Assistants in the Core science courses—or upperclassmen in the College with exceptional academic records.

Features of the Program:

  • The Program runs exclusively as a drop-in service. No appointments are necessary.
  • Tutors are available weeknights between 7 p.m. and 11 p.m.; students are welcome to visit a tutor as often as they need assistance.
  • Tutors can assist in two ways: they will explain conceptual material and will demonstrate how to solve problems. They will not, however, help you to complete your problem sets.
  • Tutors are expected to help with the priority courses in each subject. During periods of low demand, they will help with advanced courses.

When and where?

Tutors are available in the North Reading Room of the Arley D. Cathey Learning Center on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings. The Program begins on the Sunday of 2nd week and continues through Finals Week for Autumn, Winter, and Spring Quarters. Tutoring is not available when the Center is closed in observance of University holidays and breaks. Tutoring is not available during the Summer. For specific times and locations, please consult the Tutor Schedule.

Tutorial Comments/Questions

If you have any comments, questions, suggestions, or complaints concerning the College Core Tutoring Program, please email the program director (Kathleen Cao) at core-tutors@uchicago.edu. We take feedback very seriously and will reply as quickly as possible. If you have any comments, questions, suggestions, or complaints concerning the Writing Program, please visit their webpage.