The Office of Academic Support

Division of Student Life

The Office of Academic Support offers peer tutoring, workshops, and individualized support to help you get the most out of the Reed experience.

Fall 2020 services:

  • Individual tutoring and drop-in tutoring will be held online. Individual tutoring may regain an in-person option later in the semester, health conditions permitting. Drop-in tutoring will remain online for the whole semester.
    • All current students are eligible for up to 1 hour per week of individual tutoring for each course they are registered in, if tutors are available for that course. 
  • Academic coaching and workshops are available online (or by telephone in the case of coaching). 
  • Academic support staff are holding drop-in office hours for brief coaching or quick questions each weekday. 
  • Computer user services has created a Virtual Computer Lab to help students access software and application that they would have been able to use in a physical computer lab. 

Questions or concerns about any of our services? Email academic-support@reed.edu

Drop-in office hours, Fall 2020

Want to get quick help with an academic skill or strategy? Or do you have a question that Academic Support staff might be able to help with (e.g., about any of our programs or services, like tutoring)? Drop-in coaching/quick question time might be right for you!

  • Monday-Friday, 1:00-2:00 p.m. Pacific Time: Find the link to join office hours here!
    • David Gruber (general academic skills/strategies, including writing): Mondays and Wednesdays
    • Amaan Mohiuddin (quantitative skills/strategies and general academic skills/strategies): Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays
There will be no drop-in office hours during the week of November 23-27.

Peer Tutoring

Reed provides each student with up to one hour of free individual tutoring per subject per week for many classes. In addition, drop-in tutoring for a variety of subjects is available at the Dorothy Johansen House and several other locations on campus. Writing tutor support for the senior thesis is also available. Visit our peer tutoring resource page for more information.

Workshops and Academic Coaching

Would you like a refresher on how to use logarithms or exponents? Want to hear time management tips from your peers, and offer some ideas of your own? Looking for inside information on how to prioritize your reading? Share your ideas and learn from others at workshops scheduled throughout the year.

Staff members are available to discuss study skills, quantitative skills, learning styles, time management, test anxiety, procrastination, and academic stress. To learn more, visit our academic coaching page.

Online Resources

In addition to the in-person resources detailed above, we have a variety of digital resources, including handouts from our workshops and links to tutorials, videos, and software found on the web.