Tutoring Resources

Math Resources

Across campus and across disciplines, there is a growing awareness of the vital role quantitative literacy plays in student success. The ability to reason with quantitative information is viewed as crucial to becoming a successful student and citizen. At the The University of Montana, we are committed to helping students succeed in math at every level. We offer free, drop-in math tutoring for any student taking developmental and 100-level math courses. Both math@mansfield  are equipped with and the Math Learning Center offer a plentiful supply of what some tutors call “non-digital laptop communication devices” – which is high-tech language for a lap-size whiteboard with a marker attached.  In the past, even with encouragement from the tutors, most students were reluctant to get out of their chair to work at the big whiteboards on the walls. Now, with a scattering of personal whiteboards lying about, students can work out a problem where they are, and it’s easier for the tutor to add a bit of help or point out a misstep when needed.

The Math Learning Center

Students taking courses on the calculus track can find help at The Math Learning Center, located in the basement of the Math Building.

math@mansfield Tutoring Center

The math@mansfield Tutoring Center is located on the third (main) level of the Mansfield Library.


To view the most current math tutoring schedule, please visit http://hs.umt.edu/math/undergraduate/all-students/free-tutoring.php.

Study Jam

Study Jam focuses on providing group study opportunities and tutoring for students in high enrollment courses, many of which require quantitative skills. Tune into the program's Facebook page for updates. Unless noted otherwise below, the study tables operate two nights a week, Mondays and Wednesdays from 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm. in the UC Commons, offering support for students in the following courses:

  • Accounting
    • ACTG 201: Principles of Financial Accounting
    • ACTG 202: Principles of Managerial Accounting
  • Biology 
    • BIOB 101N: Discover Biology
    • BIOB 160N: Principles of Living Systems
    • BIOB 170N: Princpls Biological Diversity
    • BIOB 260: Cellular and Molecular Biology
    • BCH 110: Intro Biology for Biochemists
  • Business Management Information Systems (Spring 18: Mondays and Tuesdays, 6:30-9 pm in GBB 213)
    • BMIS 270: MIS Foundations for Business
    • BMIS 365: Business App Development
    • BMIS 372: Information Infrastructures
    • BMIS 373: Business System Analy & Design
  • Chemistry
    • CHMY 104: Preparation for Chemistry
    • CHMY 121N: Intro to General Chemistry
    • CHMY 123: Intro to Organic Biochem
      • Daytime sessions
        • Tuesdays and Thursdays, 2:30-5 pm, Lommasson 269, Office for Student Success
      • Evening sessions
        • Mondays and Wednesdays, 6:30-9 pm, UC Commons 
  • CHMY 141N: College Chemistry I/CHMY 143N College Chemistry II
    • Daytime sessions
      •  Mondays and Wednesdays, 11-1:30 pm, Lommasson 269, Office for Student Success
    • Evening sessions
      • Mondays and Wednesdays, 6:30-9 pm, UC Commons 
  •  Economics
    • ECNS 201S: Principles of Microeconomics
  • French
    • FRCH 101: Elementary French I
    • FRCH 102: Elementary French II
    • FRCH 201: Intermediate French I
    • FRCH 201: Intermediate French II
  • Philosophy
    • PHL 102Y: Intro to Existentialism
    • PHL 110E: Introduction to Ethics
    • PHL 112E: Intro Ethics and Environment
    • PHL 210E: Moral Philosophy
    • PHL 241HY: History & Philosophy of Science
    • PHL 262Y: History of Modern Philosophy
  •  Physics
    • PHSX 205N: College Physics I
    • PHSX 215N: Fund of Physics w/Calc I
    • PHSX 217N: Fund of Physics w/Calc II
  •  Spanish
    • SPNS 101: Elementary Spanish I
    • SPNS 102: Elementary Spanish II
    • SPNS 201: Intermediate Spanish I
    • SPNS 202: Intermediate Spanish II
  •  Statistics

Contact Information

Shannon Janssen / Associate Director, Office for Student Success / shannon1.janssen@umontana.edu

Kurt Swimley / Lead Study Jam Student Coordinator (evening sessions) / kurt.swimley@umontana.edu 

Martha Krebill / Study Jam Student Coordinator (daytime sessions) / martha.krebill@umconnect.umt.edu 

The Writing and Public Speaking Center

The Writing and Public Speaking Center works with all students as they write papers or prepare presentations in any discipline, free of cost. They help students interpret assignments, generate and organize ideas, edit prose, synthesize and integrate research, develop timed writing strategies, and deliver presentations. Tutoring sessions are available by appointment in Lommasson 271 and on a drop-in basis in the Mansfield Library and on the Missoula College campus.

Writing and Public Speaking Center Hours in Lommasson 271:

The Writing and Public Speaking Center offers tutoring Sunday through Friday. Please visit our website for current tutoring hours: www.umt.edu/writingcenter.

How to Make an Appointment:


Visit Lommasson 271, call (406) 243-2266, or send an email to growl@mso.umt.edu.

TRiO Student Support Services Tutoring

TRiO primarily provides math tutoring in addition to several other course areas based upon our tutors' expertise.  If you meet the eligibility for TRiO services (first in family to attend college; low-income or receiving a Pell grant; or, documented disability), you may receive FREE tutoring services from TRiO!  Visit Lommasson 154 or http://www.umt.edu/triosss/Services/tutoring.php for more information.

Missoula College Tutoring

The Learning Center (LC) on the Missoula College campus offers a variety of services to enhance students' academic success. Students can receive tutoring in math, writing and numerous other subjects. Skills assessments, accommodated test services and make-up testing are also offered at the LC. Working with the Retention Director, students can develop study skills, participate in academic coaching and other student support activities, as well as accomplish reinstatement plan activities. For information about these services, contact the LC at 243-7826 or the Retention Director at 243-7878, or visit the LC web site at http://mc.umt.edu/learning-center/default.php.

Missoula College students are also welcome and encouraged to use any tutoring service that is offered on the Mountain Campus.