Academic Support

Get support for challenging courses, subjects, and projects. Whether in a group setting, through one-on-one assistance, or independently, these resources will help you develop effective learning and problem-solving strategies.

Content Tutoring & Group Study

Why seek tutoring?

  • Receive supportive, focused and on-task assistance
  • Work with a trained tutor to develop strategies from successful achievement in your courses
  • Acquire effective learning and problem-solving strategies
  • Work through your questions about confusing course concepts
  • Develop exam preparation skills
  • Receive guidance on homework problems

Free on-campus tutoring services are available at UCSD through several UCSD departments, including:

The Teaching + Learning Commons offers individual tutoring, small-group tutoring, and online tutoring by appointment as well as during drop-in hours. To learn more, visit 

OASIS offers individual tutoring, group study sessions, workshops and learning communities. To learn more, visit

Academic Departments Several departments on campus also have tutor programs available to students. Ask the department staff or your college advisor for more information.

Learning Strategies Tutoring

Learning Strategies Workshops & Consultations can help students learn better and get the most out of studying. Learn more about this UC San Diego program offered through the Teaching + Learning Commons.

Online Resources

These How to Get the Most Out of Studying videos are based on what is currently known about how the human brain learns. They can help change how to prepare for learning, make your learning easier and more effective, and how to successfully recall new material. Topics include

Summer Success Programs

Supplemental Instruction

Writing Support

  •  Writing HubThe Writing + Critical Expression Hub supports all writers on campus—every writer, any project—and promotes writing as a tool for learning. Undergraduate and graduate students can make one-on-one appointments with writing mentors or visit our weekday drop-in hours in the Teaching + Learning Commons @ Geisel. We also offer writing workshops and dissertation writing retreats during the academic year. Learn more.

  • OASIS Language and Writing Program: offers individual tutoring and workshops to students for whom English is a second language in any class where writing is required, and to students taking beginning or advanced classes in Spanish, regardless of their first language.

Academic Resources

 Academic Integrity

Whether you are faculty or student, we all share the responsibility of upholding academic integrity. The Academic Integrity Office offers help to students and faculty who witnessed an academic integrity violation as well as assists students who need to respond to an accusation. So if you are involved in or witnessed cheating, contact UC San Diego's Academic Integrity Office for guidance.

Computing & Digital Media Resources

Digital Media Lab in Geisel Library provides a space for media creation and editing. Capabilities include 3D printing, video & sound editing, media-rich website creation, etc. Learn more.

Educational Technology Services (ETS) offers several services to UC San Diego students, which include: managing your email, Google apps, course podcasts, P2P file-sharing software resources for students, and locating campus virtual computing labs, and more.

Online Courses UC San Diego offers multiple opportunities for online learning through the Teaching + Learning Commons' Digital Learning Hub, using a variety of platforms and tools, including Coursera and edX

Podcasts of UCSD Lectures Podcasts can be a great study tool to learn lecture material. Listen to podcasts of your UC San Diego courses.

Library Services

In addition to being a great place to study, the UCSD Library has a wealth of academic resources for students! Here are just a few many helpful options available to students:

You can also find the Teaching + Learning Commons located on the lower level of Geisel Library.