The new STC, or Science Tutoring Center (previously the MSRC—Math & Science Resource Center) offers free tutoring services, supplemental instruction, along with flexible hours to all Monarchs taking sciences classes. Walk-ins are always welcome. Appointments are available both online and in-person, depending on the course and the center. Hours of operation vary for each tutoring center.
There are 10 different tutoring centers across the campus that are under the umbrella of the STC. These include: Biological Sciences Tutoring Center, Psychology Tutoring Center, Chemistry Success Center, Computer Science Tutoring, Mathematics & Statistics Tutoring Centers, Ocean & Earth Sciences Tutoring Center, Physics Learning Center.
Students are encouraged to contact us for any questions concerning our services by emailing the STC at firstname.lastname@example.org. Our dedicated staff will monitor this e-mail daily. The STC is here to support you throughout your studies and be part of your formula for success!
Meet the Tutoring Team
|Declan Butleremail@example.com||Biology & Chemistry|
|Evan Doddfirstname.lastname@example.org||Biology & Oceanography|
|Alexia Wolffemail@example.com||Biology & Oceanography|
Join Our Team!
Complete the online STC Application to indicate your interest in becoming a tutor or SI (Supplementary Instruction) Leader.Apply Online
Frequently Asked Questions
No sign-up is needed to walk in during drop-in hours (hours of operation vary by center). When you walk into the center there is a kiosk where you will select the course you need help with. The receptionist and tutors on site can also help you. Tutors will have name badges to indicate who they are. Some tutoring centers may have their schedule of tutors also posted on the window.
Bring all necessary materials to each tutoring session, including textbooks, class notes, laptop (if you need to work with a particular computer program) and any previous tutoring assignments. Also be sure to attend all classes for the course and take notes during classes.
Prepare for tutoring with questions and completed assignments. Tutors are not able to assist with take-home exams, quizzes and other graded assignments in accordance with the ODU Honor Code.
Science Tutoring Center services are free to all registered ODU students seeking assistance with ODU courses that they are currently enrolled in.
Use this WC Online link to sign up for online tutoring appointments: https://itsapps.odu.edu/wconline/. Remember, not all courses offer online tutoring. Check your desired subject to see if online tutoring is available for your course.
For instructions on how to use WC Online to sign up, see our step-by-step guide (includes screenshots).
Tuesday, September 6th through Thursday, Dec 15th. We are closed for Election Day, Fall Break, and all other holidays observed by the university.
Hours vary per center. Please check each center or subject for their hours of operation.
No, the centers close from Sunday, October 9th-Tuesday, October 11th.
No. When the University is closed, we are closed. Please see the ODU Holiday Calendar for a list of holidays officially observed by the University.
You can browse our courses by subject/department. Click on the link for each subject to view courses that are supported.
Praxis CORE Service can be arranged upon request. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to submit a request.
Yes, students are encouraged to use all of the services offered by the STC.
The availability of online appointments vs drop-in sessions varies by course. Check your specific course (listed by subject) to see what's available.
Supplemental Instruction (SI) is free extra help to study for courses that have proven difficult. You can think of SI as scheduled peer group study sessions. SI sessions are led by an "SI Leader," which is basically another student who has successfully passed the course and understands the material well enough to help facilitate learning. (Learn more)