Carnegie Mellon University

Peer Tutoring

Our tutoring services are offered in two formats:

Drop-in Tutoring

Drop-In tutoring targets our highest demand courses through regularly scheduled open tutoring sessions during the fall and spring semesters. You are not required to commit to regular attendance and you can come as needed throughout the semester. You can utilize Drop-In Tutoring to discuss course related content, clarify and ask questions, work through practice problems, and stay and do work.

The peer learning support staff consists of tutors, academic coaches, and supplemental instruction leaders who are both undergraduate as well as graduate students. We are all concerned about our health as a community of learners, and therefore, during the coaching, tutoring, and SI sessions, we request that any student with fever, cough, or any respiratory symptoms stay at home. Please do not attend the session and place others in jeopardy. Instead, call UHS at 412 268- 2157 for consultations, and return to any of these sessions when you are feeling better and your health has improved.

Important Dates

Thursday, October 14th, 2021 Mid-Semester Break; No Classes & No Drop-In Tutoring
Friday, November 19th, 2021 Last day for students to request a tutoring appointment
Wednesday, November 24th through Sunday, November 28th, 2021 Thanksgiving Holiday; No Classes & No Drop-In Tutoring
Monday, November 29th, 2021 Drop-In Tutoring Resume
Friday, December 3, 2021 Last Day of Classes & Last Day of Drop-In Tutoring

This schedule is subject to change.

Fall 2021 Drop-in Tutoring Schedule
8:30-11:00 pm ET

M = Monday | T = Tuesday | W = Wednesday | R = Thursday | F = Friday | S = Saturday | U = Sunday

Subject Donner Reading Room Mudge Reading Room Tepper 3807

Hunt Library

Neighborhood Commons
(5th & Clyde)
Via Zoom
Writing T
Calculus  21111/112/120/122 UM MW W
Chemistry TW TW M
Physics  33121/122 UW R
Physics  33141/142 UW UW M
Economics  73102/103 UT UT M
Organic Chem 09217/218 M M
Concepts  21127 M MR
Multivariate  21256 MW MW M
Calc in 3D  21259 U
Matrices  21241 MW
Linear Algebra  21254/24282 U
CS  15110 UT MTW UT
CS  15112 M Sunday
CS  15122 UT
CS  15213 / ECE 18213 TW
Statistics  36225 W
Thermo  24221 TR
Statics 24261
(new night & location)
MSE  27201/211/215 TW

Tutoring Appointments

Tutoring consists of ongoing individualized and small group sessions for students seeking support related to their coursework. You can utilize tutoring to discuss course related content, clarify and ask questions, work through practice problems, etc.

  • Once your request is received, you and your tutor work directly together to schedule your sessions.
  • Our goal is to support all students, however, please note that not every request can be accommodated as we only make matches when a qualified tutor can be identified.
  • If tutoring is not available for your requested course, we will work in partnership with other learning support programs to best support you.
  • Our services are not a replacement for attending class, recitations and/or office hours. Our role is to support your efforts alongside your class. As resources are limited, we strongly encourage you to attend office hours for your professor or TA where applicable.
  • Request a tutoring appointment
  • See the list of courses we are currently able to support with tutoring appointments.


Following is a list of courses we are currently able to support with tutoring appointments.  Our goal is to provide you with the support and resources you need to be a successful independent learner in your course. As such, you may still submit a request for tutoring in a course that is not on this list and we will do our best to connect you with other sources of course support including Study Partners, Academic Coaching, and department resources. We are available to meet with you to answer any questions you have and invite you to speak with a Student Academic Success Team member via Zoom during our business hours or you can schedule a 30-minute individual consultation.

Each column in the table shows the type of support available for the listed courses.

Please note: Drop-In Tutoring is only available during the Fall and Spring semesters.


*Availability of tutors for 1-on-1 or small groups may change as the semester progresses. 


Fall 2021 list of supported courses

1-on-1 or
small group
Y Y 03121 Modern Biology
Y Y 03151 Honors Modern Biology
Y Y 03220 Genetics
Y 03231 Honors Biochemistry
Y 03320 Cell Biology
Y 06100 Introduction to Chemical Engineering
Y Y Y 09105 Modern Chemistry I
Y Y 09106 Modern Chemistry II
Y Y Y 09217 Organic Chemistry I
Y 09218 Organic Chemistry II
Y Y 15110 Principles of Computing
Y Y 15112 Fundamentals of Programming and Computer Science
Y Y 15122 Principles of Imperative Computation
Y Y 15151 Mathematical Foundations for Computer Science
Y Y 15213 Introduction to Computer Systems
Y 18100 Introduction to Electrical and Computer Engineering
Y Y 18213 Introduction to Computer Systems
18290 Signals and Systems
Y 21111 Calculus I
Y 21112 Integral Calculus
Y 21120 Calculus
Y 21122 Integration and Approximation
Y Y 21127 Concepts of Mathematics
Y Y 21128 Mathematical Concepts and Proofs
Y 21240 Matrix Algebra with Applications
Y Y 21241 Matrices and Linear Transformations
Y Y 21256 Multivariate Analysis
Y Y Y 21259 Calculus in Three Dimensions
Y Y 21254 Linear Algebra and Vector Calculus for Engineers
Y Y 21260 Differential Equations
Y 24101 Fundamentals of Mechanical Engineering
Y Y 24221 Thermodynamics I
Y Y 24261 Statics
Y 27100 Engineering the Materials of the Future
Y Y 27201 Structure of Materials
Y 27202 Defects in Materials
Y Y 27211 Structure of Materials
Y 27212 Defects in Materials
Y Y 27215 Thermodynamics of Materials
Y 27216 Transport in Materials
Y 27217 Phase Relations and Diagrams
Y Y 33121 Physics I for Science Students
Y 33122 Physics II for Biological Sciences & Chemistry Students
Y 33141 Physics I for Engineering Students
Y 33142 Physics II for Engineering and Physics Students
Y 36200 Reasoning with Data
Y 36202 Methods for Statistics & Data Science
Y 36220 Engineering Statistics and Quality Control
Y Y 36225 Introduction to Probability Theory
Y 36226 Introduction to Statistical Inference
Y 42101 Introduction to Biomedical Engineering
Y Y 42202 Physiology
Y 57151 Counterpoint in Theory and Application
Y 57152 Harmony I
Y 57153 Harmony II
Y 57161 Eurhythmics I
Y 57162 Eurhythmics II
Y 57163 Eurhythmics III
Y 57181 Solfege I
Y 57182 Solfege II
Y 57183 Solfege III
Y 57185 Advanced Solfege I
Y 57186 Advanced Solfege I
Y 70122 Introduction to Accounting
Y Y Y 73102 Principles of Microeconomics
Y Y 73103 Principles of Macroeconomics
Y 73230 Intermediate Microeconomics
Y 73240 Intermediate Macroeconomics
Y Y 76100 Reading and Writing in an Academic Context
Y Y 76101 Interpretation and Argument