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Peer Tutoring

VARC offers FREE peer tutoring for all undergraduate engineering students. Tutoring is available for most lower-division math, physics, biology, and chemistry courses, as well as many engineering courses.


Getting Started

Signing up for VARC tutoring is easy! Visit the Courses & Schedules page to see what classes our peer tutors can help you with, then register for VARC and schedule your tutoring session through the VARC Tutoring Appointment Manager in myviterbi.usc.edu. If you want to learn more about your tutors and read some of their advice for success, check out the VARC Team Profiles.

How do I know if I need tutoring?
Nearly all of our students can benefit from some form of tutoring! Even our VARC tutors sign up for tutoring in classes they need help with. Tutoring is most beneficial if you come early in the semester and make tutoring a regular part of your study schedule – don’t wait until the day before your midterm to come in!

Do I have to make an appointment?
We recommend that you make an appointment, and you may book an appointment up to the appointment start time. If tutors do not have any appointments, they can see you as a walk-in. So if you have a question, feel free to drop by! Keep in mind our busiest times are in the afternoons and evenings.

Be sure to read our FAQs for answers to more questions!