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 meets weekly during the fall and spring semesters.
Chem Platoon is on hiatus during the COVID-19 crisis.
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.
Dr. Mitchell and a team of graduate students began holding twice-weekly tutoring sessions for military-connected students in January 2020. The meetings moved to Zoom when the university switched to virtual instruction that March, and are now hybrid for the spring 2021 semester.
Math Platoon meets twice a week during the fall and spring semesters.
Spring 2021 hours:
Tuesdays: 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Wednesdays: 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Sessions held concurrently in 208 Calvin Hall and on Zoom.
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.