The SPS Tutoring Program is intended to compliment classroom instruction and promote student success by creating educational environments that encourage independent learning and individual growth. The program’s core services include subject-based tutoring and English Language tutoring. Contact our team by emailing sps-tutoring [[at]] columbia [[dot]] edu.
Subject-based tutoring is meant to help SPS students fill existing gaps in knowledge and to become independent learners in a particular subject. As an expert in a content area, subject-based tutors provide support and clarification for material that students have trouble understanding. Subject-based tutoring is offered on a first-come, first-served basis in one-on-one sessions for the following content areas: Programming (Python, R, SQL, Machine Learning), Tableau, Finance, Statistics, and Advanced Excel.
Our subject-based tutors are fellow SPS students who have demonstrated academic excellence in their coursework thus far at Columbia. All tutors receive recommendations from SPS faculty members and professional training from Student Support staff. To schedule a one-on-one session with a subject-based tutor, visit SPS Engage.
English Language Tutoring
In partnership with the American Language Program (ALP), the SPS Tutoring Program offers English Language tutoring services for both English Speaking and English Writing. Our English Language tutors are ALP faculty members who volunteer their time to assist SPS students in enhancing their technical English speaking and writing skills.
For additional assistance in higher level mathematics such as Calculus IV and above, visit the CU Department of Mathematics Help Room.
For additional assistance with academic writing at the graduate level, visit the CU Writing Center.
My tutor was excellent, competent, very helpful and encouraging. I really enjoyed working with her. -Strategic Communication Student
[My tutor] was well prepared and explained the basics of Python very well to me. It has helped me get started with the language and to work on the next steps. (Just what I needed)! -Applied Analytics Student
[My tutor] is so good at teaching students! I had no idea how to use R studio but I am very impressed on how much I learned in 50 minutes. -Enterprise Risk Management Student
I really liked that the my tutor was an experienced professor. She could immediately identify areas of improvement and provide valuable advice. I always felt encouraged and motivated. Thank you so much for offering this program. -Strategic Communication Student
As I didn’t have any background in Finance and I was not really in pace with other groupmates, [my tutor] helped me a lot to understand the basics and make good progress. -Enterprise Risk Management Student