DIVISION OF STUDENT SERVICES
Academic Support Services
Because students strengthen talents and build new skills both inside and outside the classroom, Reed has developed several important resources to complement the curriculum. In collaboration with faculty, Academic Support Services offers peer tutoring, a cooperative study environment, writing support, workshops, and individualized coaching. Students should consult with their adviser about how Academic Support can help manage the demands of being a Reed student.
Reed is a place where intellectual life is paramount; where the primary goal is not learning to make the grade but learning to learn. Academic Support Services offers peer tutoring, workshops, and individualized support to help you get the most out of the Reed curriculum. In consultation with your faculty adviser, please take advantage of these free services.
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One-on-one tutoring is provided by qualified Reed students of advanced standing and is available for most classes. You can meet with your tutor in the DoJo during regular open hours (9 a.m. to 11 p.m. seven days a week when classes are in session) or anywhere else you find convenient. Individual tutoring is limited to one hour per week, per class. View a current list of tutors.
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Drop-In Help Centers
Dorothy Johansen House: Worth the walk!
The Dorothy Johansen House (the DoJo) is open to students 9 am -11 pm seven days a week when classes are in session and during reading weeks. Tutors are available at the DoJo in Biology, Chemistry, Economics, Political Science, Physics, Quantitative Skills, Statistics and Writing. These tutors are scheduled most afternoons and evenings (see the schedule below) to help with homework or problem sets, analysis of lab data, writing lab reports or papers, questions about course material, and clarification of concepts throughout the semester.
The Writing Center is a drop-in tutoring service in the DoJo where tutors are prepared to assist students of all levels at any stage of the writing process with papers in a variety of disciplines, résumés, personal statements, and other writing tasks. The Writing Center is a resource to help students improve technical skills, develop analytical strategies, and integrate both into a clear and cohesive presentation of original ideas. In addition to the hours listed on the DoJo tutor schedule, there are additional tutors available on the Thursday and Friday before each Hum 110 paper is due. View a current tutor schedule.
The Quantitative Skills Center is a resource intended to help support Reed College students in natural and social sciences courses with quantitative content. Located in the DoJo, the Q center provides drop-in tutoring hours, a resource library, and a skill-based workshop series. View a current tutor schedule.
The Science Center offers daily drop-in tutoring hours at the DoJo for students in Reed’s science classes. Qualified peer tutors are available to assist with problem sets, analysis of lab data, writing lab reports, and questions about course material. View a current tutor schedule.
Other Drop-In Locations
The Math Center is open on a drop-in basis to help with homework and problem sets, questions about course material, and clarification of concepts throughout the semester. Located in Library 387. View more information and tutor schedule.
The drop-in language tutors provide assistance in writing, speaking, reading, and understanding the languages taught at Reed. They can also help students to use the language-specific computing resources that are available in the language lab. Drop-in tutoring is currently available in Chinese, French, German, Russian, and Spanish. View more information and tutor schedule.
The Biology Center offers daily drop-in tutoring in the Biology Labs - B5/7 from 7-9pm Sunday through Thursday. Qualified peer tutors are available to help with problem sets, analysis of lab data, writing lab reports, or questions about course material. View more information and tutor schedule.