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 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 M@UC 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.

Fall semester hours are 10 am-4 pm, Monday through Thursday and 10 am - 1 pm on Fridays.

M@UC Tutoring Center

The M@UC Tutoring Center is located in the UC Commons.

Fall semester hours are 6 pm - 9 pm, Sunday through Thursday.


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

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.

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 Griz Central, Lommasson 229 (new Spring 2019), offering support for students in the following courses:

  • Biology [Mondays only]
    • BIOB 101N: Discover Biology
    • BIOB 160N: Principles of Living Systems
    • BIOB 170N:Principles of Biological Diversity
    • BIOB 260: Cellular and Molecular Biology
    • BCH 110: Intro Biology for Biochemists
  • Business Management Information Systems (UPDATE: Spring 19: 6:30-9 on Mondays in GBB 213 and Tuesdays in GBB L26)
    • 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 123N: Intro to Organic Biochem
      • Daytime sessions
        •  Tuesdays and Thursdays, 12 -2 pm
      • Combined 121N/123N Evening sessions
        • Mondays and Wednesdays, 6:30-9 pm
    • CHMY 141N: College Chemistry I/CHMY 143N College Chemistry II
      • Daytime sessions
        •  Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11-1:30 pm
      • Evening sessions
        • Mondays and Wednesdays, 6:30-9 pm
  •  Computer Science (100 and 200-level courses)
    • Daytime sessions
      •  Tuesdays, 1-3:30 pm
    • Evening sessions
      • Wednesdays, 6:30-9 pm
  •  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
  •  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 I
    • Daytime sessions only
      •  Wednesdays, 12:15-2:30 pm, and Thursdays, 10:15-1 pm
  •  Statistics

Contact Information

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

Lexi Klawitter / Study Jam Student Co-Coordinator / lexi.klawitter@umconnect.umt.edu

Pepper Pennington / Study Jam Student Co-Coordinator / joseph.pennington@umconnect.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.