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The goal of Upper Iowa University’s Tutor Center is to provide professional and peer tutors who strengthen students’ skills, support students’ diverse learning styles, and provide resources and tools necessary to promote students’ academic success during their career at Upper Iowa.  We strive to help students develop skills necessary to become independent learners.  We will maintain a welcoming and supportive environment and encourage students to use all available resources (ie: tutoring services, assistance from professors, support from other staff members, collaboration with peers, etc.) to maximize their potential for success. 

Located: 2nd Floor – Student Center, Room 217 

Content areas include but are not limited to: Accounting, Business, Education, Math, Physics, and Science.   

The Tutor Center Director also oversees the Peer Assisted Learning (PAL) Program.  PAL Leaders arrange study sessions for students outside of class.  PAL Leaders help meet the needs of students in specific classes (ex: Biology), whereas peer tutors help meet the needs of any student in specific contents (ex: all science).  

Zoom Tutoring

Tutoring through Zoom is available by Drop-In and Appointment.

Drop-In tutoring is instant access to our tutors, available both online and in-person in Fayette. Students will use Penji to create the tutoring session. A list of our tutors, their drop-in tutoring schedules, and the courses they are able to assist with are located in the table below.

Our tutors are available by appointment both during and outside of their scheduled drop-in tutoring times.

Use Penji to create an appointment with a UIU tutor:

  1. Download the Penji app or go to
  2. Create an account or log in using your email address
  3. Select your course
  4. Follow the steps within the app to create an appointment



UIU has partnered with TutorMe to provide tutoring services to students when UIU’s Tutor Center isn’t available.

TutorMe, as with all Tutor Center services, is free to use for UIU students. TutorMe has tutors available 24/7 in over 300 subject areas.

To access TutorMe, go to uiuLearn and select TutorMe from the Student Resources tab on the top toolbar.

Additional Services:  

Calculator Checkout 

Scientific calculators (TI-30 XIIS) and graphing calculators (TI-83) are also available through the Tutor Center.  Calculators can be checked out on a per-term basis, and renewed per-term as necessary.  Graphing calculators are reserved for students in the calculus series or above. 

Frequently Asked Questions

If you have any questions that aren’t answered below, contact the Tutor Center Director, Markus Hawes, at [email protected] or 563-425-5853. 

What should I bring to a tutoring session?

Questions, textbook, notes and any other class information.

I’ve made an appointment.  How do I join the meeting?

The confirmation email that you received at the time that the appointment was made contains the link to join the meeting.  There will also be a reminder email sent out an hour before the meeting time that will have the link to join the meeting.

How do I access TutorMe?

  1. Sign in to uiuLearn 
  2. Click the Student Resources tab
  3. Select TutorMe from the dropdown menu

Does TutorMe allow audio and video enabled sessions?

Yes, they do!  In the upper right corner of the tutoring session, you may enable your audio and/or video.  The tutor will mirror your chosen settings.