Carnegie Mellon University

Student Academic Success Center

Office of the Vice Provost for Education

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.

There is no Drop-in Tutoring during the summer.
However, you may request a weekly tutoring appointment.

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.

Summer 2021 list of supported courses

1-on-1 or
small group
Y Y 03121 Modern Biology
03140 Ecology and Environmental Science
Y 03151 Honors Modern Biology
Y 03220 Genetics
Y 03231 Honors Biochemistry
Y 03232 Biochemistry I
Y 03320 Cell Biology
03363 Systems Neuroscience
05430 Programming Usable Interfaces
05630 Programming Usable Interfaces
Y 06100 Introduction to Chemical Engineering
Y 06221 Thermodynamics
06261 Fluid Mechanics
Y 06262 Mathematical Methods of Chemical Engineering
Y Y 09105 Modern Chemistry I
Y 09106 Modern Chemistry II
Y Y 09217 Organic Chemistry I
Y Y 09218 Organic Chemistry II
Y 09219 Modern Organic Chemistry
Y 09220 Modern Organic Chemistry II
09331 Modern Analytical Instrumentation
Y 09344 Physical Chemistry: Quantum
09348 Inorganic Chemistry
09710 Chemistry and Sustainability
10315 Introduction to Machine Learning (SCS Majors)
12100 Exploring CEE: Infrastructure and Environment in a Changing World
12200 CEE Challenges: Design in a Changing World
12212 Statics
12232 Solid Mechanics Lab
12355 Fluid Mechanics
Y 15110 Principles of Computing
Y 15112 Fundamentals of Programming and Computer Science
Y 15122 Principles of Imperative Computation
Y 15150 Principles of Functional Programming
Y 15151 Mathematical Foundations for Computer Science
15210 Parallel and Sequential Data Structures and Algorithms
Y 15213 Introduction to Computer Systems
Y 15251 Great Ideas in Theoretical Computer Science
15351 Algorithms and Advanced Data Structures
Y 18100 Introduction to Electrical and Computer Engineering
Y 18213 Introduction to Computer Systems
Y 18220 Electronic Devices and Analog Circuits
Y 18240 Structure and Design of Digital 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 21128 Mathematical Concepts and Proofs
21228 Discrete Mathematics
Y 21240 Matrix Algebra with Applications
Y Y 21241 Matrices and Linear Transformations
Y 21242 Matrix Theory
Y 21256 Multivariate Analysis
Y Y 21259 Calculus in Three Dimensions
Y Y 21260 Differential Equations
21270 Introduction to Mathematical Finance
21341 Linear Algebra
21355 Principles of Real Analysis I
Y 24101 Fundamentals of Mechanical Engineering
Y 24221 Thermodynamics I
Y 24231 Fluid Mechanics
Y 24261 Statics
Y 24262 Stress Analysis
Y 27100 Engineering the Materials of the Future
Y 27201 Structure of Materials
Y 27202 Defects in Materials
Y 27211 Structure of Materials
Y 27212 Defects in Materials
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 Y 33141 Physics I for Engineering Students
Y 33142 Physics II for Engineering and Physics Students
33225 Quantum Physics and Structure of Matter
Y 36200 Reasoning with Data
Y 36202 Methods for Statistics & Data Science
Y 36217 Prob. Theory & Random Processes
Y 36220 Engineering Statistics and Quality Control
Y 36225 Introduction to Probability Theory
Y 36226 Introduction to Statistical Inference
36309 Experimental Design for Behavioral & Social Sciences
36315 Statistical Graphics and Visualization
36350 Statistical Computing
Y 42101 Introduction to Biomedical Engineering
Y 42202 Physiology
48100 Architecture Design Studio: Foundation I
48200 Architecture Design Studio: Elaboration I
48300 Architecture Design Studio: Integration I
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
57282 Solfege II
62123 Digital Media II
Y 70106 Business Science
Y 70122 Introduction to Accounting
Y Y 73102 Principles of Microeconomics
Y 73103 Principles of Macroeconomics
Y 73230 Intermediate Microeconomics
Y 73240 Intermediate Macroeconomics
Y 76100 Reading and Writing in an Academic Context
Y 76101 Interpretation and Argument
76106 Writing about Literature, Art and Culture
76107 Writing about Data
Y 79104 Global Histories
80180 Nature of Language
84104 Decision Processes in American Political Institutions
84250 Writing for Political Science and Policy
84275 Comparative Politics
85102 Introduction to Psychology
85211 Cognitive Psychology
85219 Biological Foundations of Behavior
85241 Social Psychology
88120 Reason, Passion and Cognition
88251 Empirical Research Methods
88252 Causal Inference in the Field
88360 Behavioral Economics
90723 Financial Statements and Analysis of Companies
90728 Introduction to Database Management
90812 Introduction to Programming with Python
95712 Object Oriented Programming in Java