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Tutoring

The Academic Success Center (ASC) offers FREE tutoring for a variety of UNLV courses throughout the school year. The mission of the tutoring program is to supplement in-class instruction and enhance your overall academic experience by providing a respectful, safe educational environment for learning.

Announcements

2014

Locations

Students may receive tutorial support in two locations.

Drop-in tutoring lab (second floor, Lied Library)

Fall and spring hours:
Monday through Thursday: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Friday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: 2 to 8 p.m.

Summer hours (summer sessions II and III only):
Monday through Friday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Subjects tutored
Typically include but are not limited to the following:

  • Accounting
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Economics
  • Math
  • Physics
  • Spanish

Engineering tutoring lab (TBE-A 207L)

Fall and spring hours:
Monday through Friday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Summer hours:
CLOSED

Subjects tutored
Typically include but are not limited to the following:

  • CEE
  • CPE
  • CS
  • EE
  • ME
  • MATH
  • PHYS

Students wishing to receive tutoring must have current UNLV IDs.

Tutoring hours, subjects and availability are subject to change.

You can also access FREE 24/7 online tutoring for UNLV undergraduate students.

Our Tutors

All ASC tutors are current students who have an outstanding academic record and are recommended by academic faculty. Tutors are available to assist students develop a deeper understanding of course content while also helping with effective study strategies, review of lecture notes, and exam preparation. Staff undergoes training each semester to promote professional development and instill best practices. 

Tutor Responsibilities

  • Be timely.
  • Be prepared.
  • Do NOT do a student's homework. This may reinforce a tutor's knowledge, but it does little to engage the student.
  • Use proper questioning skills.
  • Actively engage the student in the tutoring process so he or she may learn.
  • Act primarily as a facilitator and evaluator of learning rather than just a source of information.
  • Do not take on the role of professor. Tutees are required to go to class so that tutoring may supplement their in-class learning.

Student Responsibilities

  • Attend class.
  • Come to tutoring prepared with questions and concerns to help guide the tutor.
  • Bring all materials to tutoring (i.e., textbook, notes, syllabus, and any other materials related to the course).
  • Actively participate in the tutoring/learning process by showing work, answering questions, or even helping other students understand material that was just covered.
  • Do not expect tutors to provide answers on take-home tests.

Respectful Use of Tutoring Space – Policies and Procedures

  • Staff and students are not to be eating while tutoring, as this is disruptive to others. NOTE: Drinks and small snacks are OK (i.e., granola bars, trail mix, etc.).
  • Telephone and texting conversations should be conducted outside of the tutoring areas. Tutoring mainline is for staff usage only.
  • Limit non-tutoring-related conversations so students and staff can stay focused.
  • Students are not allowed to leave materials behind; we cannot be responsible for the absence of materials.
  • Friends are NOT welcome to “hang out” at tutoring. Only checked-in students may be in the tutoring area
  • Laptops are for work only.
  • All tutorial services occur on campus in a predesignated assigned location.
  • Students must check in and have their UNLV student IDs swiped prior to the start of every tutoring session.
  • Drop-in lab tutoring provides students with unlimited hours of tutoring; however, tutors assist students on a first-come, first-served basis and use their discretion to rotate their attention to ensure all students get help
  • We do NOT provide placement exam tutoring (GMAT, PCAT, etc.) or graduate course tutoring. Students need to seek private tutors or go see their professors.

Become a Tutor

Applications for tutoring positions are accepted throughout the school year. We are currently seeking individuals with strong interpersonal communication skills who are willing to assist a diverse group of students with any entry-level college courses. Tutors must have completed the course(s) they wish to tutor with a grade of B or higher, have a minimum 3.0 overall UNLV GPA, and be enrolled in a minimum of 3 credits at UNLV. All prospective tutors must complete and submit the online application form and have a faculty member submit a recommendation on their behalf. Students may direct recommending faculty to the online recommendation form linked below.