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.
In Spring 2016, Reed College students will also be eligible for up to one hour per week of one-on-one tutoring from an individual writing tutor. Individual writing tutors are eligible to assist students with any stage of the writing process, and with assignments in any discipline. Use the List of Individual Tutors to find a writing tutor. Reed students can also use the Writing Center for writing support beyond the hour of weekly one-on-one tutoring.
If you have would like to share feedback about your experience with tutoring, check out our Tutor Feedback Form.
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 scheduled most afternoons and evenings (see the schedule below) to support writing skills, and some courses in the natural and social sciences.
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 DoJo also houses tutors recommended by faculty to serve as tutors for particular natural and social science courses. Qualified peer tutors are available to assist 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. This semester (Fall 2015), we have scheduled drop-in tutors to support the following courses:
- Chemistry 101: Molecular Structure and Properties
- Chemistry 201: Organic Chemistry I
- Economics 201: Intro to Economic Analysis
- Economics 311: Survey of Econometric Methods
- Economics 313: Microeconomic Theory
- Mathematics 121: Computer Science I
- Mathematics 141: Intro to Probability and Statistics (Other math courses are supported in the Math Center.)
- Biology 131: Intro to Computational Biology
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.
The Physics 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 Physics 123. View more information and tutor schedule.