Getting Started

Are there any requirements for meeting with a tutor?

MSTC services are provided to all Foster School of Medicine students at no cost, regardless of the subject, level of ability or need for learning accommodations. The only request we have is that you be committed to your own success.

How do I set up an individual or small group session?

If you have a Teaching Assistant with whom you’d like to meet with, you are welcome to email them directly (contact information can be found in the MSTC Material Folder on Box). If you do not have access to the folder on Box, or are not sure which TA to contact, please reach out to the Director of Student Success at

When is tutoring available?

Tutoring services are available year-round. As medical students, each Teaching Assistant has a different schedule. You and your Teaching Assistant will work together to determine a time to meet, which works with both of your schedules. Typically, all tutoring services are provided on campus; however, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all tutoring services will be conducted via Webex or GoBoard.

What if I am not sure if tutoring is beneficial for me?

Most students can benefit students, whether their goal is to remediate an exam or refine their academic performance. If you’re not sure how you can improve your academic strategies, please contact the Director of Student Success at to schedule a meeting. During this meeting, you will have the opportunity to discuss past academic performance as well as your strengths and potential areas of improvement.