What we do

We want to partner with you to help UIW undergraduate students strengthen their understanding of course content and study skills. We support these efforts by offering one-on-one tutoring, group tutoring, integrated tutoring, and coaching on study skills and time management.

Tutoring Services' primary goal is to help guide students through the learning process. In addition to assisting with specific questions the students have about their course content, the tutors will offer advice about learning strategies to help students find what works best for them.

Recommend a Tutor or Office Assistant

Note: Tutoring Services is connected to the Writing and Learning Center. You are welcome to use the linked form to recommend a student to become a writing tutor, a course content tutor, or an office assistant.

Prospective tutors must meet the following criteria to be eligible to work with us: 1) strong communication skills, 2) strong performance in courses applying to tutor, 2) minimum overall GPA of 3.0, 3) patience and empathy toward all students, and 4) ability to maintain confidentiality. Along with an application, prospective tutors must attain faculty recommendations for the courses they are applying to tutor and submit an unofficial transcript.

Tutors are trained in basic learning theory and best practices in peer tutoring. They complete practice sessions and observe experienced tutors prior to beginning to tutor. Ongoing development is conducted regularly to address questions and challenges that come up throughout the semester.

Please note that while we do not offer tutoring for every course, we do aim to hire tutors for courses with high enrollment and low success rates. To inquire about tutoring for a particular course, or for more information about how we can work with you, please contact the Tutoring Services Manager, Cristina Ariza, by phone: (210) 283-5020, by e-mail:, or in person: Student Engagement Center, room 3161.

Find the tutor/office assistant recommendation form here.

Request Integrated Tutoring

Tutoring Services can provide dedicated support for courses tutored, including workshops, exam reviews, and in-class tutoring. If you're interested in arranging integrated tutoring, please fill out the form at least two business days prior to the class date you are requesting. For more information, contact Cristina Ariza at or (210) 283-5020.

You can find the form to request integrated tutoring here.

The University of the Incarnate Word provides reasonable accommodation with adequate notice. To request disability accommodation for an event, visit the ADA/Section 504 page.