Help Rooms and Tutoring Jobs

Mathematics and Computer Science Help Room Schedules



502 Milstein Center for Teaching and Learning, in front of blackboard, on Barnard campus for help with College Algebra, Calculus I, II, and III.

Columbia teaching assistants are available for help with Analytic Geometry during the day.



406 Mathematics Building on Columbia campus for help with Calculus IV and Higher Math courses.  Columbia graduate and undergraduate teaching assistants available. See schedule for names and times.



Computer Science


502 Milstein Center for Teaching and Learning, area behind blackboard, on Barnard campus for students interested in computer science.



Columbia University Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) Help Room

There is an applied mathematics help room run by SIAM

email or visit for more information.


Math Tutors Needed - Peer-to-Peer Learning Programs

Apply to be a Peer Tutor

The Barnard Dean of Studies (DOS) Office is seeking current Barnard students to serve as tutors in our Peer-to-Peer Learning program. DOS Peer Tutors are paid $16.50/hour, for anywhere between two and eight hours per week (depending on your availability and demand for tutors in your area), to meet individually or in small groups (no more than three students) with fellow students who have requested a tutor for support in a particular class. Tutors are also paid for approximately one hour per month of training/in-service.

Subjects where tutors are most in demand include: Calculus, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Economics, and Foreign Language, but other subjects may also be needed depending on student requests, so you are encouraged to apply even if the subject you want to tutor does not appear on this list.


  • Successful completion of the Barnard course(s) (or equivalent) that you are applying to tutor in
  • Experience as a peer tutor preferred but not required
  • Empathy, Patience, Clarity, and Kindness
  • Commitment to academic integrity
  • Good academic and disciplinary standing in the College
  • 3.0 GPA
  • Senior, Junior, Sophomore, or second-semester First-Year status

To apply to be a Peer-to-Peer Learning Tutor:

1. Apply at BarnardWorks Ref # 7929

2. Fill out this form.

3. Contact Dean Evelyn Leong, Junior Class Dean and Dean for Academic Assistance for further information.

Questions? Email


The Tutoring and Learning Center

The Tutoring and Learning Center (TLC) exists to close the opportunity gap in mathematics by providing technology-enhanced high-dosage tutoring to local public high school students at nearby partner high schools. Our research-driven model, which employs Columbia and Barnard tutors, is also a design project. We hope to create a quality tutoring program that is replicable by other institutions of higher learning.

The TLC aims to help high school students become effective, self-driven learners both in mathematics and in life. Through our high-dosage tutoring practices and our use of technology, we hope to 1) improve students’ conceptual understanding of mathematics; and 2) convey that mathematics is for everyone, that all learners can achieve understanding through effort and practice. Our tutors serve as learning coaches; they question, guide, and model effective learning strategies.

We are currently seeking tutors to work with high school students who are enrolled in Geometry during the 2018-2019 academic year. We do not expect tutors to be proficient in Geometry. However, our tutors must be willing to attend a weekly training course that explores Geometry foundations as well as the TLC approach to tutoring. All training and training exercises are paid.

Tutors help students learn academic material, develop study skills and independent learning habits, and promote college readiness. All tutors must complete an orientation and participate in ongoing professional development throughout the semester.

For more information and to apply, please visit BarnardWorks and look for job reference #8092.