Helping Undergraduate Students with Academic Needs

Undergraduate Academic Resources

Resources for undergraduates needing academic help are below in alphabetical order. Please visit the website for specific information since hours and services may change.

Academic Resource Center
Offers supplemental instruction in a number of gateway courses. SI sessions take place in the ARC (Academic Resource Center) unless noted. The ARC is located in the Ground Floor, IMU. ACR also offers tutoring referrals and other help.

CLAS Undergraduate Programs
120 Schaeffer Hall
(319) 335-2633
Confers with students, staff, and instructors about student academic needs.
Appointment request for students

​Conversation Center
Informal conversation opportunities with trained peers; sessions are held in the Main Library. Please see the website for details.

Computer Science Tutors
Tutors for CS and their expertise in related courses. The website has tutors' names and telephone numbers.

History Teaching and Writing Center
Provides help for writing about history.
303 Schaeffer Hall
(319) 335-2584

Mathematical Tutorial Laboratory
Provides one-on-one help. The lab has more than 10,000 visits each semester!  The Department of Mathematics also maintains a list of private tutors who charge a fee.
125 MacLean Hall (MLH)
(319) 335-0810

Residence Hall Free Tutoring
Walk-in tutoring for chemistry and math. Visit web site for hours and locations.

Spanish Speaking and Writing Center
Students enrolled in SPAN:1502 and above can sign up for appointments up to two weeks in advance for as many as 4 30-minute appointments per week, including 2 consecutive ones (60 minutes).

121 Phillips Hall

Speaking Center
Offers small group tutoring and one-on-one sessions for students; also consults with instructors on assignments; classroom presence; conference presentations; and other matters.
410, 412, & 414 English Philosophy Building
(319) 335-0205

Statistics Tutorial Lab
Provides additional help for students in introductory statistics courses.
241 Schaeffer Hall
(319) 335-0712

TRIO Student Support Services
Serves students who have a demonstrated academic need and are first-generation, low-income, or have a verified disability. TRIO students may request free tutoring.
24 Phillips Hall
16 North Clinton Street
(319) 335-1288

Tutor Iowa
Maintains list of private tutors who have completed Tutor Iowa Orientation and who meet the required GPA and other standards; these tutors do charge a fee.

Writing Center
Students may register for weekly meetings before the start of the semester; students also may make an appointment for in-person help or receive online feedback.
110 EPB
(319) 335-0188