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FREE & FLEXIBLE

SUBJECT TUTORING

The Student Learning Hub at UBC’s Okanagan campus provides free subject tutoring five days a week! Join us and develop your confidence, independence, and proficiency as you pursue success in your courses. We offer one-on-one tutoring sessions that support a broad range of subjects, including:

  • Applied Science (APSC)
  • Biology (BIOL)
  • Chemistry (CHEM)
  • Computer Science (COSC)
  • Data Science (DATA)
  • Economics (ECON)
  • Earth & Environmental Sciences (EESC)
  • Geography (GEOG)
  • Health & Exercise Sciences (HES)
  • Mathematics (MATH)
  • Management (MGMT)
  • Physics (PHYS)
  • Psychology (PSYO)
  • Statistics (STAT)

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

 

We are committed to providing free, flexible tutoring services for UBC Okanagan students. In-person and online appointment options are currently available.

VIEW SCHEDULE

Contact learning.hub@ubc.ca if you have any issues with using QReserve.

 

New! We are now using QReserve for appointment booking. With QReserve, you can easily access all Student Learning Hub schedules using your Campus-Wide Login (CWL). See “How to join QReserve” below.

To join QReserve and view the schedules:

1. Go to access.qreserve.com/
ubcostudentlearninghub
and login with your CWL.

2. Once logged in, you will be prompted to complete your profile.

3. From your “Dashboard” or “Sites,” find the “UBCO – Student Learning Hub” and click.

4. Once joined, you’ll be able to view the schedule for “Subject Tutors” on the right side of the page (if this link does not work, use the one above first)

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.

We want to hear from you!

Did you have a great experience? Support not available when you need it?

Whatever the case, let us know! We welcome all feedback about our tutoring services. To share, please email learning.hub@ubc.ca or submit your feedback anonymously.

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 learning.hub@ubc.ca

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.