Before deciding to use a tutor, we always recommend that you first speak to the instructor of the course. The instructor may be able to offer suggestions on how to best approach the material, and is often available for extra help during their office hours.
The university is promoting social distancing and implementing measures to have fewer individuals on, or commuting to, our campuses, while maintaining necessary functions and activities. During this time, in order to continue to support students that need help, all tutoring should be done online. We advise you not to have face to face meetings to prevent the spread of the virus.
- How do I request a tutor?
- What happens after I request a tutor?
- What are my responsibilities as a tutee?
- How much does tutoring cost?
- Are there special subsidies for tutoring?
How do I request a tutor?
To request a tutor, complete the online tutor request form. You will receive a reply within 2-3 business days of submitting your request, with the exception of weekends, holidays, and peak periods.
Note: The form is restricted to the members of McGill University. To access the form, sign in using your McGill e-mail and password.
What happens after I request a tutor?
- You will be provided with the available tutors for the course you requested through your McGill email.
- You can work out a schedule with the tutor(s).
What are my responsibilities as a tutee?
- Always treat the tutor with respect.
- Be on time for tutoring sessions.
- Cancel your session at least 24 hours in advance, if you are unable to attend. Students failing to do so will be responsible to pay for the first hour of the scheduled session.
- Stay on top of class work (e.g.: attend classes, listen to online lectures, read notes, etc.).
- Prepare for the session with questions to ask the tutor by completing as much work as possible beforehand (example: read the textbook, attempt homework problems, etc.).
- Remit payment directly to the tutor after every session.
- Non-subsidized students must pay the tutor directly after every session.
- Subsidized students must sign the timesheet by hand after each session to confirm the hours tutored.
- Respect the Charter of Students' Rights and the Code of Student Conduct in all activities as a tutee.
How much does tutoring cost?
Tutoring costs $18.00 per hour for undergraduate tutors and $22.00 per hour for graduate tutors.
Subsidized tutoring is offered to:
- Newly admitted undergraduate students
- Students on probation/unsatisfactory standing
- Varsity athletes
- MasterCard students
- Students registered with the Office for Students with Disabilities
- First Nations, Inuit or Metis students
- Students registered with the Student Refugee Program via World University Service of Canada
For more information, see the section on subsidies.
Are there special subsidies for tutoring?
Subsidized tutoring is offered to Frosh students, students on probation, varsity athletes, First Nations, Inuit or Metis students and students registered with the Office for Students with Disabilities.
Newly Admitted Undergraduate Students:
One hour of FREE tutoring is available to all newly admitted undergraduate students in their first year at McGill. To take advantage of this, simply check the appropriate box when completing the online tutor request form.
Students on Probation/Unsatisfactory Standing:
Tutorial Services is presently offering FREE tutoring to assist students on probation. To take advantage of this, simply check the appropriate box when completing the online tutor request form.
To receive subsidized tutoring, varsity athletes must present themselves at the Varsity Office to fill out a tutor request form.
MasterCard Foundation (MCF) Students:
To receive subsidized tutoring, MCF students must check the appropriate box when completing the online tutor request form.
Office for Students with Disabilities (OSD):
Students registered with the OSD who require a tutor must contact an Access Services Advisor to determine their eligibility for subsidized tutoring.
First Nations, Inuit and Metis students:
First Peoples' House will subsidize tutoring costs for First Nations, Inuit and Metis students. Contact Indigenous Student Advisor, Amber Bedard, by amber.bedard [at] mcgill.ca (e-mail) or telephone at 514-398-6057 to be approved for subsidized tutoring.
Student Refugee Program via World University Service of Canada/WUSC (SSAO)
To receive subsidized tutoring, students must contact the Scholarships and Student Aid Office and request subsidized tutoring