About UTS


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Welcome to university tutoring services

Mission Statement

It is the mission of University Tutoring Services (UTS) to facilitate access to low cost, quality peer tutoring for students currently enrolled at UW-Platteville in courses across the curriculum. Our goal is to assist students while encouraging them to be life-long, self-advocating, active learners.

About University Tutoring Services

University Tutoring Services (UTS) provides academic support for currently enrolled UW-Platteville students in a variety of undergraduate courses. Tutoring services are a means to supplement classroom instruction, foster independent learning, and assist students in improving their academic skills. UTS offers academic support for students through one-on-one tutoring or small group sessions facilitated by peer tutors. This assistance allows students to develop a deeper understanding of course concepts with the support of peer tutors who clarify course material, assist with study skills, and provide motivation as role models.


Students wishing to receive individual tutoring services should visit our office on the third floor of Brigham Hall to complete the intake process. During this time, UTS staff will discuss appropriate resources with the student, review program policies and procedures, and review the tutor request form and contract.

Students can receive assistance in a variety of courses at a reasonable rate ($2.00/session). Tutoring times are flexible.  However students are expected to meet with their tutor on a weekly basis throughout the semester. Tutors and tutees meet at mutually agreed upon times and on-campus locations that are convenient for both individuals (excluding residence hall rooms).

One-on-one tutoring

Students meet with the same tutor throughout the semester on a weekly basis. Students choose between one or two sessions a week. 

This option is for those students who prefer personal attention and consistent support for their learning and development of study skills. Students complete a tutor request form and receive additional information by visiting the UTS office. There is a minimal charge for this service. 

Scheduled Tutoring

Students meet with an available tutor for a 30 minute one-on-one session as needed. Students schedule a time to meet with the tutor by calling or visiting the UTS office. 

This option is for students who may want occasional support or who need clarification on certain course concepts during specific times in the semester. Currently this option is available for students in Chemistry 1140, 1240, 1450. There is no charge for this service. 

Drop-In tutoring

Students visit with a tutor on a walk-in basis during scheduled times. A tutor must support all the students that visit during this time so one-on-one support may be very limited. The schedule for this service will be shared with faculty and students enrolled in the course. Schedule information can also be obtained by calling or visiting the UTS office. 

This option is for students who have quick questions about course concepts for who need minor clarification of course concepts. This is also a good option for students who are confortable working in groups. Currently this option is available for students in:

  • Chemistry 1140, 1240, and 1450
  • Spanish 1840, 1940, 2840, and 2940
  • Statics 2130

There is no charge for this service, but students will be asked to sign-in during each visit. 


Small study groups are started at the request of two or more students or if there are not enough tutors to meet the requests for individual tutoring. Because they are based on request or need, small study group courses vary by semester.

Small study group sessions are facilitated by peer tutors. Small groups consist of students who are in the same course and have the same instructor. By working together, students learn how to process course material as well as sharpen their reasoning and questioning skills. Sessions are learner-centered and require the active involvement of each student.

For further information, please visit the PAL page.

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
E-mail: tutoring@uwplatt.edu

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

Tami Boebel
Tutoring Coordinator
Tel: 608.342.1615
E-mail: boebelt@uwplatt.edu

Diane Paynter
Program Assistant
Tel:  608.342.1615
E-mail: paynterdi@uwplatt.edu

Karen McLeer
Director of Retention Initiatives & Academic Success
Tel: 608.342.1615
E-mail: mcleerk@uwplatt.edu

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

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