Tutoring Services

The Learning & Advising Center is the primary learning assistance resource at the University.  Professional and Peer Tutors assist students in all majors and at all levels to become better at learning course material and developing course skills.  We offer content-specific tutoring in all majors, including Math, science, engineering, and business courses.  We also offer learning assistance with skills such as Writing, Design, time management, presentation skills, and study strategies.

Tutoring is free to all students currently enrolled at Philadelphia University. Approximately half of all undergraduate students seek some form of learning assistance every year, whether they are struggling to pass a challenging course or determined to keep a high GPA.  Graduate students also come for assistance with tackling thesis projects or keeping up with new study demands.

Come as soon as you recognize that a course is challenging you.  Seeking help is most effective early on—before you find yourself struggling. Call 215.951.2799, consult the tutor schedule, or stop by Learning & Advising.

For more information on the variety of tutoring services, use the links on the right of the page.


Log on to Starfish to view and schedule peer and professional tutoring!

How to Schedule a Tutoring Appointment:

1. Log onto Starfish on the WebAdvisor page or by visiting https://philau.starfishsolutions.com/starfish-ops/

2. If it is your first time logging into Starfish, click on Make an Appointment on the welcome page. From your Starfish homepage, click on Services at the top or view tutors by course by clicking on Courses I'm In on the left side of the page.

3. Find the tutoring service you need and click Schedule Online. For Walk-In Only, you do not need to schedule an appointment; take note of the times the tutor is available and just go to the tutoring location anytime during the scheduled hours to see the tutor. Group Sessions indicate group tutoring or workshops; take note of the location as group sessions are often held outside Learning & Advising.

4. You will receive email confirmation and a reminder email before any appointments.

We can help you

Understand assignments and professor expectations

Enhance understanding of specific course content

Develop greater facility with course-specific critical thinking and problem solving strategies

Become more aware of how you learn


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