VMC students can choose from a variety of tutoring programs at the University of Iowa. 

Chemistry Platoon Study Session

Chemistry Platoon

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 Monday, January 23. Sessions will be on Monday and Wednesday from 4:30-6:00 PM.

Learn more about Chem Platoon in this National Science Foundation profile.

Math Platoon

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 for the spring semester will begin on January 23 and be held on Tuesday 9:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m and Friday 11:00  a.m.-12:30 p.m.

All sessions are conducted in 208 Calvin Hall, a classroom right next to IVETS offices, computer lab, and student lounge.

Angela Richardson is a 4th year PhD candidate in the Interdisciplinary Neuroscience Program at Iowa. She is studying how sleep facilitates sensorimotor development in the Blumberg Lab. As a post-comprehensive exam student, she has experience as a TA for neuroscience courses  at Iowa and has a background in both biology and psychology. She is happy to work with the students of IVETS to assist with tutoring biology and psychology related courses. 

To request assistance with biology or psychology related courses, please email request to angela-m-richardson@uiowa.edu.  Four days’ notice is required, and availability is not guaranteed. 

Your email should include the following, please be as specific as possible:

Subject: IVETS Tutoring Request

Course number and title:
Specific questions:
Available meeting times:

Tutor Iowa

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 (registrar-vets-office@uiowa.edu) for assistance with the required forms. 

Tutor.com Assistance

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.