VMC students can choose from a variety of tutoring programs at the University of Iowa.
Dr. Scott Daly (Department of Chemistry) was inspired by his experience as a service member to create a group to help fellow military-connected Hawkeyes learn chemistry. Chemistry Platoon meetings will be held in 208 Calvin hall starting Tuesday, August 30. Sessions will be on Tuesdays from 4:00-5:30 PM and Wednesdays from 4:30-6:00 PM.
Learn more about Chem Platoon in this National Science Foundation profile.
Math Platoon is a collaboration between Dr. Colleen Mitchell of the Department of Mathematics and IVETS. When Dr. Mitchell's husband, a Marine Corps Veteran, heard about IVETS's call for math professors to start a tutoring program, he told her how much of a difference this program would have made when he returned to college for his degree in engineering. She decided to make the program a reality.
Math Platoon will begin Monday, August 29. Sessions will be on Mondays from 1:30-3:00 PM and Thursdays from 9:30-10:50 AM.
All sessions are conducted in 208 Calvin Hall, a classroom right next to IVETS offices, computer lab, and student lounge.
The university's Tutor Iowa program is home to a number of tutoring opportunities, from free small-group supplemental instruction sessions led by peers, to paid private tutors. You can find out about all of the tutoring options and find help for your class by searching their website.
Common Difficult Courses
Student veterans at the University of Iowa commonly find a few common subjects difficult: Biology, Business, Chemistry, Computer Science, Engineering, and Mathematics. We have curated a list of campus resources to help you succeed in these subjects.
VA Tutorial Assistance
If you're receiving VA educational assistance and struggling in a course, you may be eligible for help paying for a tutor. Visit their website to see if you are eligible. Then, contact the IVETS office (firstname.lastname@example.org) for assistance with the required forms.
Tutor.com/military offers free tutorial assistance for students in all branches of the Reserves, National Guard, ROTC, Wounded Warriors, and survivors of those KIA. Search subjects they tutor and get help right away.