Become a UTS Tutor

UTS Tutoring

Do you want to be a Tutor?

University Tutoring Services employs 60-90 peer tutors each semester on an as-needed basis. Tutors provide individual and small group tutoring sessions in subjects in which the tutor has attained a grade of B or better. Tutors act as a guide and coach to facilitate learning and assist the student in becoming a successful, independent learner. The purpose of tutoring is to increase and enhance mastery of concepts or applications of a specific course of study. Tutors integrate effective study and learning strategies to maximize the tutee's potential for academic progress.

Click here for a list of courses that need tutors ASAP.

Potential tutors must:


  1. Be a current student at UW-Platteville with a course load of at least six (6) credits.
  2. Have earned a grade no lower than B or have tested out of the course in which you wish to tutor.
  3. Be a model academic student with a minimum GPA of 2.75.
  4. Provide a letter of recommendation from an instructor in one of the courses you wish to tutor.
  5. Be available to tutor a minimum of three (3) hours per week.
  6. Have completed a semester of post-secondary education with a minimum of twelve (12) college credits hours.
  7. Have effective interpersonal communication skills and ease in relating to people of varying backgrounds.


  • Provide academic assistance to improve a tutee’s understanding and application of concepts and methods of course materials.
  • Be available to meet with each tutee for up to two (2) hours each week.
  • Meet with the tutee at mutually agreed upon times and locations.
  • Be punctual and prepared for sessions.
  • Respond to UTS and tutee communications in a timely manner.
  • Keep accurate records of sessions using paper time sheets and electronic time keeping system.
  • Exhibit appropriate and professional behavior at all times.
  • Maintain highest level of confidentiality.
  • Attend all required trainings.

To learn more about becoming a tutor for University Tutoring Services, please contact our office at 608.342.1615 or visit our office on the third floor of Brigham Hall to schedule an appointment to meet with the tutor coordinator.

"The most rewarding part of my job is when a concept clicks in a tutee's head.  I don't really think much can compare to the satisfaction of being partially responsible for making that click happen."

Tutor Survey Comment, Spring 2013

WATR-UTS: Updates

Last Day to Request a Tutor


Continuously hiring tutors for math,engineering, chemistry and physics courses.   Check out the full list here! If you are interested, please call 608.342.1615 to make an appointment with the Tutoring Coordinator.

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UTS Drop-in Tutoring

UTS Drop-in Tutoring

FALL 2015

Spanish Tutoring 1840, 1940, 2840 and 2940
314 Brigham Hall
Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays
3:00pm - 5:00pm 

170 Ottensman Hall
Mondays 5:00pm-7:00pm
Thursdays 4:00pm-6:00pm

301 Ottensman Hall
Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays
*Appointments are also available between 4:30pm-6:00pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays. These appointments are in 314 Brigham Hall



Fall 2015
Location:  3rd Floor Brigham Hall
Monday - Thursday: 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Tutoring sessions are scheduled by the tutor and tutee at a time and location that are convenient to both parties. On-site facilities are available for tutoring until 6:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and until 4:00 p.m. on Friday.

WATR-UTS: Contact Information

UTS Contact Information

University Tutoring Services
302 Brigham Hall
Tel: 608.342.1615

To request disability accommodations, please contact Tami Boebel at 608.342.1615.

Tami Boebel
Tutoring Coordinator
Tel: 608.342.1615

Diane Paynter
Program Assistant
Tel:  608.342.1615

Karen McLeer
Director of Retention Initiatives & Academic Success
Tel: 608.342.1615

University Tutoring Services typically employs 60 to 90 student employees per semester.

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