Creating the Extraordinary Student Experience: Office of Student Life

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Certified peer tutors provide free tutoring in math, physics, chemistry, biology and more. Available in-person or online.

Interested in becoming a tutor? Become a tutor online now at or apply to our in-person position. More information at At this time F-1 international students from Ohio State are not eligible to work as a virtual tutor with Knack. Consult with an Immigration Coordinator at the Office of International Affairs if you have questions.

Online Tutoring available with Knack for all courses at Ohio State University

The Ohio State University has partnered with Knack Tutoring to bolster the peer learning community on campus. Through this partnership, students have access to a network of qualified peer tutors who are available to meet virtually one-on-one or in a group setting. Tutoring is completely free for OSU students. Sign up now or download the Knack app!

In-person Tutoring

In-person tutoring will return on Tuesday, January 16. Walk-ins available, appointments preferred.

Appointments can be made using Oncourse starting Tuesday, January 16. Log in using your OSU login and select "Schedule Appointment." Select Tutoring Services and which course you need assistance with. 

Younkin Success Center 2nd Floor Library

Sunday-Thursday 7:00pm-9:00pm

Residence Halls

Scott House 2nd Floor Glass Lounge

Park-Stradley 101

Morrill Tower 330C

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 7:00pm-9:00pm


Not all courses are available at each location. Please see the chart below to ensure you are going to a location that has the specific course you need. 

Important Dates for Spring 2024

Tuesday, January 16 first day of tutoring for Spring 24 semester

Sunday, March 10 - Sunday, March 17 - Spring Break, no in-person tutoring

Monday, April 22 Last Day of classes, last day of regularly scheduled in-person tutoring

Wednesday, April 24 Study Jamz at Curl Viewpoint (Curl Market 2nd Floor) from 10:30am-8:00p.m. in-person tutors available

Need help in-person with other subjects?

Our tutors can provide assistance in a variety of classes. Email us at with your questions and we will work to pair you with one of our tutors or connect you with other services across campus. 

Our Peer Tutors

Our peer tutors are upper-class students who have demonstrated aptitude and success in math and science. Each peer tutor completes a training certified by the College Reading and Learning Association. 

If you are struggling with a specific subject, peer tutors can access a list of completed coursework and a corresponding schedule of other peer tutors to assist you. Although we only guarantee services in some of the introductory Math, Chemistry and Physics, many of our tutors are able to help with more advanced levels or other subjects. Check with our tutors or feel free to email us at for specific subject availability by tutor.

It is reasonable to expect that tutors will help with the following:

  • Answer questions
  • Review concepts that may have been confusing in class
  • Let you practice your own work
  • Let you complete your own homework
  • Provide you with strategies that will help you work independently

Tutors will NOT provide you with answers or do homework for you.

Cancellation and No Show Policy for in-person appointments

If you need to cancel your appointment, please do so using Oncourse with as much notice as possible. If you do not show for your appointment within the first 30 minutes and have not cancelled ahead of time, we will document the situation and reserve the right to decline future tutoring appointments with you after 3 missed appointments.

If you have any questions about our services, please email us at

Other resources on campus that help with academic success include: