Math & science tutoring
The Student Learning Hub at UBC’s Okanagan campus provides free math and science tutoring five days a week! Join us and develop your confidence, independence, and proficiency as you pursue success in your math and science courses. We offer online one-on-one tutoring sessions that support a broad range of courses, including:
- Applied Science (APSC)
- Biology (BIOL)
- Chemistry (CHEM)
- Computer Science (COSC)
- Economics (ECON)
- Human Kinetics (HMKN)
- Mathematics (MATH)
- Physics (PHYS)
Our upper-year peer tutors are trained to help with course content and problem-solving techniques. Tutors are available to help with many types of problems, but they will not complete any part of a class assignment and will not work on take-home exams, pre-lab assignments, or lab assignments. Instead, tutors will guide you through similar content that will help you complete the assignment yourself and grow your understanding of the topic.
Connect with a tutor
AVAILABLE MONDAY TO FRIDAY
Term 1: September 21 to December 18
Term 2: January 13 to April 23
To access our math and science tutoring schedule, you must first register for a WCOnline account.
Once registered, login to the “HUB: Math & Science Tutoring” schedule. Select your preferred tutor and time, fill out the form, then save. A Zoom link will then be sent to your email that you registered for WCOnline with. You can also find the Zoom meeting information by logging into WCOnline and clicking on your appointment.
At your scheduled appointment time, click the Zoom link. Feel free to click the link a few minutes before your meeting to download the Zoom client; you will be assigned to a waiting room until the host logs in.
Please see this link for more information on how to join a Zoom meeting for PC, Mac, Android, and iOS devices: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362193-How-Do-I-Join-A-Meeting-
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Although it is helpful for you to prepare for your tutoring session by coming up with some specific questions, we realize that this is not always possible. Tutors are trained to help you at whatever level you are at and can help you pinpoint your areas of difficulty.
We encourage you to provide your tutor with any assignment sheets, instructions, or guidelines that you’re instructor has provided.
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Students interested in being a peer tutor should be in their second, third, or fourth year of an undergraduate degree program. Interested applicants must demonstrate:
- A high level of academic achievement, combined with excellent study skill habits
- The ability to clearly and concisely explain concepts to their peers
- Excellent communication skills and a friendly and positive attitude
- A desire to provide guidance and help others learn
Tutoring is a supplement to teaching and provides expertise, experience, and encouragement, rather than simply providing answers. Check the UBCO Job Board regularly to view any current postings.
Questions? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
At this time, the Student Learning Hub does not offer any private tutoring services.
We encourage you to make use of the free support provided to you through the Student Learning Hub. For those wishing to engage in course material outside of the classroom we encourage you to check out our online resources.
For those looking for private tutors for hire, you can visit the UBCSUO tutor registry.
Please note that UBC, the UBCSUO, and the Student Learning Hub do not provide any screening or formal interview process for these tutors. It is strongly recommended to ask for sample work, and/or check references prior to working with the tutor.