The Tutoring Program

Academic Resources and Services, a department of Student Affairs, is committed to providing Scripps students access to resources and services that support academic success.

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Scripps Tutoring Program and Math Spot

The Scripps Tutoring Program provides free tutoring for any Scripps student that is enrolled in a course within the consortium. Tutoring is a peer-based one-on-one service. Tutoring is provided from week 3 of the semester through the last day of instruction.

Math Spot is a drop-in tutoring service for Scripps math courses.


  • To provide Scripps students with peer-based one-on-one tutoring assistance to strengthen academic skills and achieve academic success.


  • Maintain an extensive network of highly qualified tutors in a wide range of academic subjects
  • Fulfill all tutoring requests submitted in any given semester
  • Provide exceptional tutoring services

How to Request a Tutor

To request a tutor, students must complete a Request for Tutoring Assistance Form. Requests can be submitted electronically or via paper form in the Dean of Students Office located on the first floor of Balch Hall. Requests should be submitted as soon as possible to allow time to identify a tutor.

Currently enrolled Scripps students may request a tutor for any course they are taking, with the exception of Writing 50. Common requests include: Introductory Biology, Introductory Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Introductory Physics, Language courses, and Economics courses.

The Tutor Coordinators will contact students via email to inform them of the status of their request. Once matched, it is the student’s responsibility to contact the tutor to set up an initial meeting.

While the Tutoring Program makes every effort to identify a qualified tutor for all requests, submitting a request does not guarantee a tutoring match.

Requests are filled as early as week 3 of a semester.

The Math Spot

Math Spot is a program offered by the Scripps Tutoring Program that provides drop-in tutoring for Scripps math classes throughout the semester. The service is available for any student enrolled in a Scripps math course.

Math Spot takes place in the CP&R Library every Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 7:00-9:00pm beginning week 3 of the semester through the last day of instruction.

Usually, tutoring is available for transcendental Functions (Math 23 “Precalculus”), Calc I, II, and III (Math 30, 31, and 32), Linear Algebra (Math 60), Discrete Math (55), Analysis (101, and 131-135), and Differential Equations (Math 102 or Math 111, depending on who’s teaching it).

Tutor Coordinators

Rochelle Hyerim Kim |

Humanities, Languages, and Sciences Tutor Coordinator

Hello! My name is Rochelle Hyerim Kim, and I will be your Humanities, Languages, and Sciences Tutor Coordinator for the upcoming 2016-17 academic year. I’m a senior majoring in English with a minor in Foreign Languages. I’m doing my best to make the most out of my time here at Scripps, but in the meantime I like to play the piano, enjoy nature, and dream about traveling the world. I love learning both in and out of the classroom, and often find myself wishing I had unlimited energy and time to do all the things I want to! I’m here to listen to you and offer support, so please do not hesitate to reach out to me with your questions. I look forward to working with you!

Office Hours: MW 8:30-11am

Darlene Nguyen |

MathSpot Tutor Coordinator

Hi! My name is Darlene Nguyen and I will be one of your Tutor Coordinators! I’m a sophomore from the Bay Area studying all sorts of science here at Scripps. When I’m not studying, I like going to the farmer’s market, getting brunch, and playing music with my friends. You will probably find me on campus at Keck, the Motley, or the pool (but most likely Keck). I’m super excited to work with you this year! I promise to listen to everything you have to say, so if you ever see me around, make sure to say hi!

Office Hours: M 1:00-3:00pm, TR 12:30-2:30


Other Tutoring Options

  • The Modern Language Resource Center provides drop-in tutoring for Spanish, French, German, and Italian in Humanities 122. Visit their page for more information.
  • Keck Sciences also offers drop in tutoring for Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Physics and Biology. You can visit the schedule here.