Math Learning Center


Quick question? Tough problem? Quick refresher? The Math Learning Center is open to help you with your homework and test preparation needs.

We are open for summer session!

We offer a space for students to study, work on homework or take tests while having the opportunity to ask questions and learn from our experienced tutors. Students can also receive online tutoring at the following zoom link during our regularly scheduled hours.


12:00 pm – 4:00 pm


9:00 am – 1:00 pm


12:00 pm – 4:00 pm


9:00 am – 1:00 pm



Contact us

Send an email to the coordinator Jake Oetinger if you have any questions, comments or concerns, and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.


A tutor assists and coaches current and prospective students to become more successful and independent learners in mathematics. Tutors provide and help to integrate effective learning and study strategies for their assigned students, while at the same time helping to clarify and/or reinforce course content, assignments and material. This position only runs when classes are in session. Pay starts at $11.50/hour.

Full job description


  1. Passing grades in math course(s) through Calculus 2, or current enrollment in Calculus 2 and recommendation of instructor.
  2. Demonstrated proficiency (through transcripts and competency exam) in traditional math sequence (elementary algebra, college algebra, trigonometry, differential and integral calculus).
  3. Positive instructor referral/recommendation(s).
  4. Good academic and student conduct standing.
  5. Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills.
  6. Currently enrolled student at the University of Montana.

Preferred Qualifications

  1. Completion of at least one term of study at University of Montana.
  2. At least one year of previous tutoring experience.
  3. Successful coursework in statistics, linear algebra and/or multivariable calculus.
  4. Successful completion of HONR 398 (Internship: Academic Tutoring) or equivalent tutoring/teaching certification, including CRLA, National Tutoring Association, college teaching experience or state teaching licensure.


The hiring process starts 4 to 6 weeks before the end of the current semester to allow proper time for processing. A schedule is created at the beginning of the next semester. Applications received mid-semester will be reviewed on a rolling basis and if hired, applicants can begin attending meetings and events and cover open shifts. We cannot guarantee mid-semester hires any shifts until the next semester.

  1. Send an email with the subject “Last name, First name Tutor Application” to with the following information:
    1. A resume or one-page summary of experience and qualifications. Include any college-level experience and/or training.
    2. At least three references (one current math faculty).
    3. Completed competency exam.
      1. Competency Exam
    4. An unofficial transcript displaying grades received in mathematics-related courses.
  2. We will reach out by email if your application meets our requirements and we wish to proceed with an interview.

Additional Resources

UM Private Tutors

Because of academic integrity and honesty policies, tutors may not always provide full solutions or answers to homework problems. They will provide as much specific assistance, examples and explanations as possible.