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While classes are temporarily moved online, Multicultural Student Life is offering free academic support using Zoom, a video conferencing software that you can use on your phone or computer. Zoom allows you to use video, audio, chat, screen-sharing, and a whiteboard to work with a tutor. Beginning Monday, March 23, 2020, our tutorial services will be available with appointments through GradesFirst, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m.  – 10:00 p.m. GradesFirst will provide access to our tutor’s schedules and courses they offer. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at (865) 974-6861 or

The Academic Support Unit is committed to providing quality tutoring for a variety of undergraduate courses. We provide students with the option of individual or small group tutoring to fit your needs. We hire quality tutors with the ability to combine their subject area expertise, communicate with students, and work towards creating self-motivated independent students.


Click here for instructions on how to sign up for a tutor through GradesFirst.

Subjects offered are listed here.

Appointment Tutoring

We’ve gone paperless! No applications necessary!

Students may now book appointments with tutors online through your MyUTK Portal. Enter MyUTK, and under the “UTK Academic Links”, click on GradesFirst. Through this software, you will be able to choose a tutor for your desired subject depending on the tutor’s availability. Click here for indepth instructions.

Walk-In Tutoring

Monday and Wednesday: 2:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. (STEM Courses)
Tuesday and Thursday: 2:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. (Social Sciences, Foreign Languages, English, and more)

For more information, email the Academic Support Unit at


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