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Science Tutoring Center

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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.


  Contact Us

Students are encouraged to contact us for any questions concerning our services by emailing the STC at stcinfo@odu.edu. 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

Name E-mail Tutor Subjects
Manal Alayami malya002@odu.edu Biology
Declan Butler dbutl004@odu.edu Biology & Chemistry
Evan Dodd edodd004@odu.edu Biology & Oceanography
Emmajean Rowell erowe006@odu.edu Biology
Raymond Tahhan rtahh001@odu.edu Biology
Alexia Wolff apres016@odu.edu Biology & Oceanography
Emma Vlcek evlce002@odu.edu Biology
Seena Alkaifi salka005@odu.edu Chemistry
Emma Dale edale002@odu.edu Chemistry
Sara Hammel shamm018@odu.edu Chemistry
Alayna Robertson arobe056@odu.edu Chemistry
Rebecca Sherman rsher008@odu.edu Chemistry
Michaella Sumler msuml001@odu.edu Chemistry
Eleni Zivla ezivil001@odu.edu Chemistry
Maddy Grieve mgrie005@odu.edu Oceanography
Sana Alkaifi salka006@odu.edu Psychology
Ciara Covington ccovi005@odu.edu Psychology
Sana Fadah safada001@odu.edu Psychology
Jordan Hughey jhugh012@odu.edu Psychology
Lindsey Rodil lrodi001@odu.edu Psychology
Lacey Schlappi lchl006@odu.edu Psychology
Ky'eisha Fields kfiel011@odu.edu Receptionists
Juwan Little jlitt022@odu.edu Receptionists
Christabelle Mensah cmens002@odu.edu Receptionists
Sydney Simon ssimo004@odu.edu Receptionists

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

Do I need an appointment to visit a tutoring center?

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.

What should I bring to tutoring sessions?

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.

How much does it cost?

Science Tutoring Center services are free to all registered ODU students seeking assistance with ODU courses that they are currently enrolled in.

How do I access WC Online?

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).

When are you open for the Fall Semester?

Tuesday, September 6th through Thursday, Dec 15th. We are closed for Election Day, Fall Break, and all other holidays observed by the university.

What are the hours?

Hours vary per center. Please check each center or subject for their hours of operation.

Are the centers open during fall break?

No, the centers close from Sunday, October 9th-Tuesday, October 11th.

Are the centers open on holidays?

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.

What courses do you support?

You can browse our courses by subject/department. Click on the link for each subject to view courses that are supported.

Do you offer Praxis CORE tutoring?

Praxis CORE Service can be arranged upon request. Please email us at stcinfo@odu.edu to submit a request.

What are my options for the courses that the STC does not support?

Use this online request form or email us directly at stcinfo@odu.edu and STC staff will follow-up on your request.

Can I use both online appointment tutoring and in-person tutoring, or do I have to choose one?

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.

What is "SI" or Supplemental Instruction?

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)