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Tutoring Services


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The mission of Tutoring Services is to serve as a center for learning assistance, and to provide a support structure that allows students to gain self-confidence and independence in their academic work.

Tutoring Services provides tutors for most 1000 & 2000 level courses, and in some cases, lower level 3000 level courses offered at the university in which a student may be experiencing difficulty.  Students have tutors and study coaches to develop a deeper understanding of class material, and to gain successful skills that can improve the overall GPA.

  • One-on-one or group tutoring is available.
  • In order to accomodate various schedules, tutoring is available from 8am-10pm everyday except Fridays 8am-3pm. 
  • First year (by credit hour) and first year transfer students are eligible to receive one hour of free tutoring per week for each course. Upper level students and first year students, who request additional tutoring beyond one hour per week, will be billed at the reduced rate of $5.00/hour (with completed tutor evaluation). Sponsored tutoring is also available through various departments ~ inquire during appointment setup.
  • In addition to Tutors, we provide Study Coaches. They assess student academic strengths and challenges, and develop strategies for time-management, test-taking, text-book reading, memorization, and note-taking.

Free Walk-In Departmental Help

Contact Information

Folade Speaks
Director, Tutoring Services & Supplemental Instruction
023R Dunbar Library
(937) 775-2280

Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 9a.m. to 5 p.m.
Tutoring Hours: 7 days a week, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Sign Up for Tutoring

One-on-one or group tutoring is available for all undergraduate courses and a limited amount of graduate level courses. If no tutor is on staff for the requested course, the Director of Tutoring Services and Supplemental Instruction will attempt to locate a tutor.

To sign up for a tutor, please visit Tutoring Services in 023R Dunbar Library during our normal business hours. Appointments will be scheduled during your visit to the office and will continue for the remainder of the semester.  


New First Year students (by credit hour/First year, including first year Transfer students): One FREE hour of tutoring per week-per class is available.

Sophomore, Juniors, Seniors, Graduate and second year Transfer Students: Tutoring is billed at $5.00* per hour. Billing is completed at the end of the semester and all charges are billed to the students bursar account. *Free session given when tutor evaluation is completed.

Free tutoring is available through the following organizations and offices:

  • Athletics (must be a registered athlete with Wright State)
    Contact: Judy Chivers, Academic Advisor/SWA, Athletics
  • Bolinga Black Cultural Center (sponsored tutoring for Wright State students of color)
    Contact: Bolinga Center Front Desk (937) 775-5645
  • Bureau of Vocational Rehab (BVR) 
    Contact: Amanda Watkins, Assistant Director of Veteran Affairs (937) 775-5549
  • Disability Services (must be a registered student with the Wright State Office of Disability Services)
    Contact: Heather Rando, Assistant Director for Academic Support (937) 775-5680
  • Military & Dependents (students who are members of the Military and their sponsored dependents)
    Contact: Amanda Watkins, Assistant Director of Veteran Affairs (937) 775-5549
  • Ohio's STEM Ability Alliance (OSAA) (must be a registered student with the Wright State OSAA program)
    Contact: Jason Gepperth, Project Coordinator
  • Tutor (must be employed as a tutor)
    Contact: Folade SpeaksDirector of Tutoring Services & Supplemental Instruction (937) 775-2280

Become a Tutor

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Work individually or in small groups modeling appropriate study behavior and assisting students in areas of difficulty. Wage: $8.20/hr


  • Minimum of 3.0 GPA
  • Completed at least 15 credit hours at Wright State University
  • Received a grade of A or B in courses to be tutored
  • Ability to communicate effectively

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Prepare for tutoring sessions
  • Meet punctually and regularly
  • Provide support and encouragement
  • Respect confidentiality of sessions
  • Support instructor class objectives
  • Motivate your students
  • Maintain professional & academic nature of sessions
  • Help with study habits (note taking, time management, test prep)
  • Help clarify new information
  • Praise the student where possible and work to build a positive self-image
  • Build as much success for the student as possible at each meeting
  • Demonstrate problem-solving skills
  • Help student comprehend and translate reading of the text
  • Work up to 28 hours per week


To apply for a tutoring position, please visit 023R Dunbar Library.

For additional information contact Folade Speaks.