Private Tutors

Private Tutors are available to undergraduate students in a variety of courses. These tutors have been approved by Tutor Iowa Administration by confirming that they have met the following criteria: are University of Iowa students or staff members, have earned 12 or more semester hours of credit at the University of Iowa, have a minimum UI GPA of 3.33, have earned a B grade or higher in each course they are listing, and have completed the Tutor Iowa Orientation.

Appointments and fees are negotiated privately. Tutor Iowa is not responsible for the payment of or services provided by private tutors.

It is strongly encouraged for undergaduate students seeking help to request a 10-15 minute meeting (at no cost) with any prospective private tutors you wish to hire. During this meeting, share with the tutor 'why' you are seeking help (what do you want to get out of tutoring) and, in return, ask the tutor 'how' they will be able to meet your goals. If you think you would like to receive services from this tutor, discuss the details of what the service will include: "when" will you receive tutoring, "where" (we recommend an on-campus location, such as the Main Library or IMU), "how often" will you meet, and "the hourly pay". Put this in writing -- an e-mail will do -- to make sure both parties understand what the service will entail.

If you are unable to find a suitable private tutor through Tutor Iowa, it is receommended that you talk with your professor, TA or the corresponding academic department to see if they have any leads on private tutors.

Interested in becoming a tutor?

View the For Tutors page for more information →