The Tutoring Center

North Foundation Hall, Room 103
318 Meadow Brook Road
Rochester, MI 48309-4454
(location map)
(248) 370-4215

Tutoring Hours:

Fall & Winter
M-Th 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.
F 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

by appointment only

Music Tutoring
by appointment only in Varner Hall

tutoring schedule

Commonly tutored 0000 - 2999 level subjects: 
  • Accounting
  • Anthropology
  • Art History
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Economics
  • Engineering
  • English
  • Finance
  • Foreign Languages 
  • Health Sciences
  • History
  • Information Technology
  • International Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Management Information Systems
  • Mathematics
  • Music Theory
  • Nursing
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Quantitative Methods
  • Sociology
  • Statistics

Peer Tutoring

Tutoring is a free service available in various subjects to all enrolled Oakland University students; who are currently taking the course at Oakland University. Tutoring is available in the form of one-on-one appointment for selected subjects such as languages and walk-in groups for mathematics, science and business courses. Most 0000-2999 level courses are tutored as well as a number of upper level undergraduate classes.

Tutors are OU students, trained by The Tutoring Center staff, who have developed successful tutoring strategies. Tutors help clarify your homework assignments and course content. They will not teach the class or help you with  your homework, but they can help you become an independent learner and a successful student.


Why should I get a tutor?

  • If you have difficulty understanding the professor.
  • If you don't have enough foundational knowledge for the course.
  • If you have difficulty completing assignments. 

How do I get a tutor?

  • Use the online schedule 
  • Tutoring in many courses is offered on a walk-in basis and no appointment is necessary.
  • If you cannot find a tutor for your specific subject, request a tutor for a 0000 through 2999 level course

Make the most of your tutoring session

  • Be punctual! If you're 10 minutes late for your scheduled appointment, you'll only get 50 minutes of a tutor's time. If you're 15 minutes late, the tutor will cancel.
  • Integrate tutoring into your study routine.
  • Try your homework before seeing a tutor. Tutors can only help with the concept of your homework not the actual homework problems.
  • Bring your class materials (textbooks, syllabus, assignments, previous tests, etc.) to tutoring.
  • Walk-in tutoring may be done in a group. Therefore, everyone is responsible to ask and answer questions. Group tutoring facilitates sharing and collaboration.
  • Come for tutoring at least one week before a test, not the day before.
  • Plan ahead to ensure tutor availability, especially during peak times like mid-terms and before tests.
  • Tutors should not replace class; they address specific concerns. You should still attend class regularly.