Online Summer 2021 Service Delivery - Tutoring Services

Important Facts:

  • All tutoring sessions take place in small groups and are three times a week, 50 minutes, online, and sychronous

  • Attendance and session fees will remain the same at $5. Those needing financial support for tutoring fees should use the Financial Assistance: Dean of Students Office funding source when they apply for tutoring.

  • Tutors will communicate their virutal meeting location, WebEx is our recommended platform. If accessing a computer, internet, or video capability is a concern, contact your tutor. Joining via phone should be an option.

    • For more information on how to naviagate tutoring sessions with WebEx see our WebEx Tutorial video.

  • Review our Frequently Asked Questions Documents: FAQ for Tutees &  FAQ for Tutors

For questions or concerns, please email Rebecca Nation ( or Maddy Scott (

What is Tutoring Services?

See our Program Goals and Objectives here.

Tutoring Services is a centralized academic support service consisting of peer-facilitated learning experiences for undergraduate students interested in requesting or becoming a tutor at Iowa State. We work with students to identify and mobilize resources that facilitate learning and promote success. 

The Format

  • Tutoring takes place in small groups, consisting of 2 to 5 students.
  • Students can request a tutor in any undergraduate course they are currently enrolled in at Iowa State.
  • Group tutoring sessions cost $5 per session.
  • Groups meet at a consistent day and time twice a week during the academic year and three times per week during the summer. Sessions are 50 minutes.
  • Groups are led by a qualified peer tutor.
    • Tutors have taken courses at Iowa State and passed with a B or higher (see a list of current tutoring needs.)

& the Benefits of Group Tutoring

  • Collaboration: Students can ask questions, discuss, and share ideas with 2-5 students in a similar situation. Sessions are designed to encourage thinking and peer-to-peer interactions.
  • Critical Thinking: They get to build on what they know, practice, and problem solve with the help of multiple, diverse perspectives.
  • Confidence: Students learn how to learn through engaging activities and skill development. And the main bonus? Earn higher grades!
  • Community: They also get to listen and learn in a comfortable environment where they form relationships with other tutees and their tutor while increasing their sense of belonging at Iowa State.


 Meet Our Tutoring TeamTutoring FAQStudent TestimonialsProven to Work


  • Summer 2021 tutee apps (request a tutor) open May 10 - July 25
  • Summer 2021 tutor apps (apply to be a tutor) open April 5 - May 30
  • Fall 2021 tutee apps (request a tutor) open August 16 - November 19
  • Fall 2021 tutor apps (apply to be a tutor) open July 12 - September 20

 Request a TutorApply to Be a TutorTutor Position DescriptionAccess and Update Your Current Application/Request

Additional Support

 Review our Academic ResourcesConsult with an Academic CoachCheck out Supplemental InstructionConsider Forming a Peer Study Group


For Tutoring Services inquiries, please call our office at 515-294-6624, email, or contact our staff directly.