Academic Workshop Requests

The Office of Academic Support & Retention facilitates academic workshops focusing on a variety of topics that are available to student groups, student organizations, and university departments. Each interactive workshop is about 45-60 minutes. Currently, workshops are available for the following content areas:

  • Academic Resources—learn about what campus resources are available to you and how to use them effectively.
  • General Study Skills—learn about creating study timelines and environments to contribute to being a successful student.
  • Reading & Note Taking—learn about organizing, recording, and reviewing information from textbooks and presentations, using methods for taking organized notes and active reading.
  • Resiliency—learn about bouncing back from situations that do not go as planned, on a path towards success.
  • Daily Habits of a Successful Students—learn about the daily habits of a successful student, what basic academic behaviors are, and how daily habits affect students’ GPAs.
  • Test Taking—learn about ways to approach exams, including memory techniques and strategies for tackling multiple choice questions.
  • Time Management—learn about the tools to create effective time management plans and to recognize how student success is affected by time management.

To request a workshop for your student organization or department, click on the link here! For more information regarding any of the workshops, please email

Last updated: 02/07/2019

Be a Private Tutor, Register Now

Interested in being listed as a private tutor on Tutor Iowa? 

Review the information below to make sure you meet the requirements, complete an on-line application. Once registered, you will receive information about completing the online Tutor Iowa Orientation.

To be approved as a tutor, the following criteria must be met for eligibility:

Undergraduate Students:

  • Must be a University of Iowa student 
  • Must have completed 15 credit hours or more at the University of Iowa
  • 3.33 minimum University of Iowa GPA
  • No less than a B grade and completion of each course listed
  • Complete one Tutor Iowa Orientation
Graduate students and University of Iowa faculty/staff must:
  • Must be a University of Iowa student or full-time employee
  • Must have earned a Bachelor's Degree
  • No less than a B grade and completion of each course listed or its equivalent
  • Complete one Tutor Iowa Orientation

Register Here

Last updated: 01/22/2018

Find Study Spaces & Computer Labs

The University of Iowa is overflowing with study spaces and computer labs specially equipped to enrich your academics.

Check out the UI Maps website to discover all of the facilities the university has to offer. Current computer availability is also shown →

Last updated: 01/24/2019

Success in Rhetoric (SiR)

Success in Rhetoric (SiR)

If you are taking Rhetoric:1030 we have help sessions available for you.  You can attend help sessions to get help with rhetoric papers, presentations, projects, assignments, or readings.  Peer leaders will help you with you rhetoric-related questions.

SIR Help Sessions are available:

Sundays from 6:00-8:00 pm in the SEAM Room (2012) Main Library

Monday through Thursdays from 6:00-8:00 pm in the Writing Center (110 EPB)

You can make an appointment here or drop in to any session.

Last updated: 08/27/2018