Tutoring services at The University of Akron


Free tutoring available for all students

The University has two tutoring centers on campus that provide free assistance to currently enrolled students. The centers are located in Bierce Library and The Polsky Building.

orange-triangle  Bierce Writing Commons: For students seeking assistance with a paper assignment for any of their courses, including help with citation styles, visit Bierce Writing Lab. Bierce Writing Commons serves students from entry-level courses through graduate school. 

orange-triangle  Bierce Math Lab: Bierce Math Lab offers support for students having difficulty in entry-level math classes. Drop-in hours are available every weekday. 

orange-triangle  Tutorial Services: Peer tutors are available to students in a wide variety of General Education courses, with emphasis on classes in math and the sciences. 

orange-triangle  Learning Assistants Program: Specific sections of many courses include a trained Learning Assistant, who holds regular study sessions for students. The Learning Assistant Program provides assistance in the classroom throughout the semester, with professors and learning assistants working as a team encourage student success.

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Where to park: the North Campus Parking Deck and the East Campus Parking Deck are good choices.


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orange-triangle  Polsky Writing Lab: The Polsky Writing Lab can assist with all phases of writing, including subject development, grammar and citations.

orange-triangle  Polsky Math Lab: The Polsky Math Lab provides assistance to students having difficulty in most basic mathematics courses.

orange-triangle  College Reading and Study Skills: The center helps students develop stronger studying skills such as comprehension, test prep, vocabulary, note taking, time management and memory techniques. 

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Where to park: Polsky (or West Campus) Deck is a good choice, as is the Polsky surface lot.


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