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Content Tutoring FAQ 

Professional staff are always available to answer educator and staff questions, receive feedback about students' Content Tutoring experience, or listen to ideas on how to improve the program. You can reach the Content Tutoring Program staff by sending an e-mail to

Who are UC San Diego’s Content Tutors?

  • Content Tutors are UCSD Undergraduate students who are in good academic standing and have taken the course(s) they tutor and received a B or better. In addition, each tutor participates in weekly training and professional development throughout the quarter to better prepare them to work with our diverse student body. 

What support do Content Tutors provide? What can my students expect in a tutoring session?

  • Content Tutors provide tutoring support for historically challenging STEM courses on the UCSD campus. A full list of the courses we are offering this quarter can be found here
  • Content Tutors guide students through the problem solving processes by redirecting questions and providing course specific tips and tricks to create a collaborative learning environment and strengthen students’ critical thinking skills. Content Tutors will not provide support on graded materials, such as quizzes or exams.
  • Students can expect to work with their tutor 1 to 1, with the occasional small group (at most 3 students per tutor) tutoring session.
  • Students should come prepared with questions or course material, such as practice problems or notes, to their sessions.

When and where is Content Tutoring available?

  • Content Tutoring is available in-person (at the Teaching + Learning Commons - Geisel Library 1st Floor West) and online (via Zoom). Our hours vary slightly every quarter. We aim to be open Monday through Friday and Sundays. You can find this quarter’s hours in the hyperlinks above. 

How can your students access Content Tutoring Services?

  • Content Tutoring is both an appointment based and drop-in tutoring service. Students are encouraged to make an appointment ahead of time to ensure they are able to meet with a tutor when they desire. 
Students can make an appointment via RedRock. Step by step instructions can be found here.

How can students apply to become a Content Tutor? Can I refer a student to be a Content Tutor?

  • Students can find out information about becoming a Content Tutor here. This website contains links to our application during hiring seasons. If we are not hiring at the moment, we encourage students to fill out our Employment Interest Form to ensure they are informed when we begin accepting applications.

We welcome any references you may have for Content Tutors! You can email us at with your recommendation and encourage your student to apply or to fill out our interest form (during non-hiring periods).