Physics and Math Tutoring Pilot Program

The physics department offers open-hours peer tutoring aimed at students in the introductory physics sequences (PHYS 120s, 130s, & 140s). The focus of the program is fundamental math and physics skills needed for introductory physics that may not be covered in detail in the courses. This tutoring program features upper-level physics undergraduates students as tutors who will be available in-person and virtually through Zoom for a few hours weekday evenings.

The drop-in tutoring schedule is on the calendar below. Drop-in tutoring is available in the evenings from Monday to Thursday from 4 - 9 pm Central both in-person in KPTC 301 and through Zoom. Some hours are virtual only; please check the calendar below. Please click the calendar event to find the Zoom link to join. You may need to be signed in to your UChicago Zoom account.

In 2020, a pilot workshop program to cover math topics relevant to the intro-sequence courses was held. These workshops will not continue this year, but you can find the notes, problems, and solutions from the workshops below.

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please fill out this anonymous
 or contact Nina Coyle (

This pilot program is funded by the College Innovation Fund.

Week 2: Coordinates, Surface Integrals, and Volume Integrals (Notes)

Week 3: Divergence and Gradient (Notes)

Week 4: The Laplacian (Notes)

Week 5: Curl (Notes)

Week 6: Line Integrals (Notes)

Week 7: Ordinary Differential Equations (Notes)

Week 8: Partial Differential Equations (Notes)

Week 9: Integral and Differential Forms of Maxwell's Equations (Notes)

Week 2: Solving algebraic equations and systems of equations (Problems and Notes) (Solutions)

Week 3: Vectors in 2D and 3D (Problems and Notes) (Solutions)

Week 4: Single-variable integrals (Problems and Notes) (Solutions)

Week 5: Derivatives and optimization (Problems and Notes) (Solutions)

Week 6: Multivariable integrals (Problems and Notes) (Solutions)

Week 7: Relating angular and linear motion (Problems and Notes) (Solutions)

Week 8: Trigonometry: frequency and phase (Problems and Notes) (Solutions)

Week 10: Intro to differential equations (Problems and Notes) (Solutions)