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Peer Tutoring is available online for the remainder of the Spring 2020 semester.

Ohio State students can sign up for our online tutoring service by visiting Oncourse at

Online Peer Tutoring is available for math, chemistry and physics. Our 20 peer tutors have been scheduled throughout the week, based on their availability, to generally provide tutoring Sunday 3-9p.m., Monday-Thursday 10a.m.-9p.m., and Friday 10a.m.-5p.m (please note: all subjects are available for tutoring every day, but not every hour). The one hour appointments must be made at least 12 hours in advance. Students can schedule as many appointments as they would like a week ahead of the current date. We are also providing tutoring in math, chemistry, and physics in the Mandarin language. To select this option, please choose your tutoring subject indicating Mandarin (ex. Chemistry (Mandarin)).

Scheduling an Online Peer Tutoring Appointment

  1. Sign in to your Oncourse account:
  2. Click the blue Schedule Appointment Button. 
  3. Select Tutoring as the type of appointment and Residence Life Online Peer Tutoring as location.
  4. Select your subject (Math, Chemistry, or Physics), your tutor, and your appointment time based on their availability.
  5. Double-check your appointment details.*Please note, some of our tutors are available for certain levels of math, physics, and chemistry. Check the description of the appointment before confirming to ensure the peer tutor can meet your tutoring needs. If you have question about your appointment, please email us at
  6. Confirm your appointment and set a reminder for yourself. When it's time for your tutoring session, click the link provided to meet your tutor via Carmen Zoom. You can check your appointment status and details on Oncourse or in your confirmation email.

What to bring to your Online Tutoring Session

All online tutoring sessions will be held via Carmen Zoom. Please use the link provided in your appointment summary and confirmation email to access your tutoring appointment. 

We recommend using a laptop, tablet, or smartphone with a stable internet connection. Please make sure your device has audio capability or you are able to call into the session. We highly recommend using the video feature on zoom for the peer tutor to best communicate with you during the session.

If you have additional questions about zoom, please visit the OSU Carmen Zoom page at or contact Peer Tutoring at

Additionally, please come prepared with any resources you have (class notes, textbook, etc.) that you may want to use.

Certified peer tutors provide free  tutoring in math, physics, chemistry.

Our peer tutors are upper-class students who have demonstrated aptitude and success in math and science.

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, date, and location. 

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.

Dates when tutoring services will not be offered will be posted on this site in advance. 

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

Interested in becoming a tutor? More information at

Other resources on campus that help with academic success include: