There are many resources for academic support at Ohio State. On campus there are services related to academic coaching, tutoring, writing assistance, academic skill-building resources, and more.
Younkin Success Center
The Younkin Success Center (YSC) functions as a hub for services related to student success.
Younkin Tutoring Services
YSC offers free tutoring services in mathematics, physics, biology, and chemistry, led by Certified Peer Tutors. Drop-in tutoring is available every Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 7-9 p.m. Use Oncourse to schedule your appointment at go.osu.edu/oncourse.
Younkin Veteran Tutoring Services
Free tutoring services are offered to all Ohio State Student-Veteran and ROTC members. Both daytime and evening services are offered. For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dennis Learning Center
Located in Younkin Success Center, the Dennis Learning Center (DLC) is dedicated to supporting Ohio State students through innovative and inclusive programs and research that enhance learning, motivation, belonging, and success. DLC offers many sources of support, including through academic coaching, workshops, and courses.
Academic coaching offers free one-on-one appointments with academic coaches trained in learning and motivation strategies for students. These coaches can be helpful in areas such as time management, building study skills, test taking strategies, motivation, managing anxiety, and more.
DLC offers a series of 45-minute workshops for the Ohio State student community related to academic strategies for a variety of topics, such as Dealing with Procrastination, Preparing Papers, Manage Academic Emotions & Increase Resilience, and more.
DLC offers six elective courses to help students develop their learning and motivation strategies. These courses are open to all undergraduate students. Course offerings include Learning and Motivation Strategies for College Success, Becoming a Self-Regulated Learner, Procrastinate No More, and more.
DLC provides a resources page on topics such as Tips for Dealing with Perfectionism, Tips for Getting Help from Professors, Active Note-Taking Strategies, and more.
Additional Learning Centers
The Writing Center offers free help with writing at any stage of the writing process for any member of the university community. Consultants can work with students on anything from research papers to lab reports, from dissertations to résumés, from proposals to application materials. The OSU Writing Center’s consultants are trained to listen to you and to work with you to identify your writing style, a particular assignment’s or project’s expectations, and to give you specific advice or writing tools.
The Department of Spanish and Portuguese Teaching and Learning Centers offers assistance to undergraduate students currently enrolled in any course level of Spanish, Portuguese, Quechua, or Catalan. Services include walk-in tutoring, instructor-guided small group conversation, and expert writing help.
The Mathematics and Statistics Learning Center (MSLC) offers tutoring through drop-in sessions and by appointment. MSLC also offers support through workshops and online lessons. Workshops are offered on algebra, trigonometry, Calculus 1, and Calculus 2. Online lessons are available for Calculus 1 and Calculus 2.
The General Chemistry Learning Resource Center (LRC) is staffed with teaching assistants (TAs) to assist students with needs for general chemistry lecture, lab and recitation. The LRC is in Celeste Laboratory 170. Students enrolled in Chemistry 1110, 1210, 1220, 1250, 1610 and 1620 can seek help during the autumn and spring semesters Monday-Friday from 9 AM to 4 PM. In addition, general chemistry TAs hold virtual office hours via Zoom on evenings and weekends. You can visit the LRC or join via Zoom when any TA is present, not just the TA for your class. For the office hour schedule and necessary Zoom links, please visit http://go.osu.edu/genchemofficehours for the most up-to-date schedule. If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to Dr. Daniel Turner, Student Learning Specialist (email@example.com).
The Economics Learning Center provides free peer tutoring for any student enrolled in an economics course at OSU. In-person tutoring is located at 385 Arps Hall. No appointment is necessary for in-person tutoring. Online tutoring is offered through appointment via Zoom. Appointments for online tutoring will take precedence but are not required.
Residence Life Peer Tutoring
Certified peer tutors are available in select locations on campus to provide free tutoring in math, physics, chemistry, biology and more. Appointments are preferred, and walk-ins are available from 7-9 p.m. Use Oncourse to schedule your appointment at go.osu.edu/oncourse. If you need tutoring in a subject not listed above, email firstname.lastname@example.org, and they will work to pair you with one of our tutors or connect you with other services across campus.
Additional Tutoring Resources
Department of Physics
The Department of Physics hires junior and senior physics majors to staff the physics tutor rooms, which are located in Smith Lab rooms 1011A and 1011B. Room 1011 is the physics student lounge and rooms A and B are rooms located in the northeast corner of the lounge. The tutoring schedule is posted outside the tutor rooms.
Department of French and Italian
The Department of French and Italian offers free tutoring and extra conversation practice to students currently enrolled in French and Italian courses. Options include in-person appointments, online appointments, and drop-in conversation tables at Crane Cafe in Hagerty Hall.
A+ Research Coaching offers one-on-one coaching sessions on research topics including developing a research question, finding sources, citing sources, and more. A+ Research Coaching offers virtual and in-person appointments, with in-person sessions at Thompson Library. Use Oncourse to schedule your appointment at go.osu.edu/oncourse.