CETL—For Undergraduates


NEW: Walk-in Tutoring Hours Now Available for CHM 131, CHM 203, BIO 110, and All Levels of Calculus

  • CHM 131 and BIO 110: Sundays, 7-9 PM, Dewey 1-160A & N
  • All levels of calculus and CHM 203: Sundays, 5-7 PM, Dewey 1-160A & N

tutoring sessionThe University of Rochester offers a variety of course-specific support. Students are encouraged to explore the full range of academic assistance available to them, starting with course instructors and teaching assistants.

Interested in becoming a CETL tutor? Learn more.

College Tutoring Program

Individual and small group tutoring is available for a variety of subjects through the College Tutoring Program in CETL. Students are matched with tutors on a first-come, first-serve basis. Students requesting a tutor in more than one subject will have their first request filled, and additional requests will be placed behind those of other students. Tutoring sessions are one hour a week per course.

Students are urged to seek help early during the semester. As the semester progresses, tutor availability may be limited. The evidence gathered by the tutoring staff clearly indicates better performance in courses for which tutoring was sought before midterm and continued to the end of the semester. Note: New tutor requests are not accepted during the last two weeks of classes.

Please Note: There is currently a wait list for the majority of courses. Your application will be considered on a first come, first serve basis as tutors for your subject(s) become available. 

CETL also offers academic support through

Questions/Concerns? Contact Sarah Gerin, tutoring assistant, or Robin Frye, assistant director of the program, or call the CETL office at 585-275-9049.

We Encourage You To Pursue these Additional Tutoring Options

  1. The Math Study Hall is staffed by math graduate students and typically provides students with individual attention. The study hall is open Monday through Friday from 5-8 pm in Hylan 1104. For more information, students should contact the Department of Mathematics or check the updated schedule posted on the bulletin board on the 9th floor of Hylan.

  2. The Student Physics Society is primarily for help in 100-level mathematics and physics and astronomy courses. Tutoring is conducted Monday through Thursday, 7-9 pm in the POA Library by upperclass students and is geared toward specific problem solving for assignments. No appointments are necessary. Questions may be directed to the Society at x5-8548 or the Department of Physics and Astronomy at x5-6679. Students may also stop by the Society’s office at 313 Bausch and Lomb Hall.

  3. The Writing and Speaking Center offers a wide variety of writing and speaking support services for students of all levels and in all disciplines. This office is staffed by graduate student Writing Consultants and undergraduate Writing and Speaking Fellows from the humanities, the social sciences, and the natural and applied sciences. Writing and Speaking Center tutors provide individualized feedback and assistance on all types of academic writing. They invite students to use their services during any stage of the composing process, from brainstorming ideas to polishing a final draft or presentation. The Writing and Speaking Center is located on the ground floor of Rush Rhees Library, RR G-121. For more information about face-to-face and online tutoring services they offer, please visit their website or call 273-3584.

  4. The Office of Minority Student Affairs (OMSA) coordinates study services for minority students and for students in the Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP). Academic assistance is offered in the natural sciences, mathematics, and engineering, as well as the social sciences and humanities. Students seeking help should contact OMSA at x5-0651 or stop in Dewey 2-161.

  5. Tau Beta Pi is the second-oldest honor society in the nation representing the scholastic achievements of engineering students. Members offer individualized weekly tutoring for a diverse range of courses (math, physics, chemistry, biology, chemical engineering, biomedical engineering, optics, electrical and computer engineering, mechanical engineering). In addition, they host weekly group sessions for introductory math, science, and engineering courses. Please contact the Tau Beta Pi Tutoring Chair, Jared Fialkoff, for information regarding their services.

  6. The Computer Science Undergraduate Council provides 2-6 hours of free tutoring Monday-Friday for all computer science courses. Students having difficulty with homework, stuck on a project, or needing a second pair of eyes to look at their code are encouraged to stop by Hylan 301 during our scheduled tutoring hours. Students may also email csug-tutoring@googlegroups.com with their questions.