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Tutoring Services

We offer peer-to-peer academic support to students enrolled in a variety of courses. Both drop-in tutoring and one-on-one appointments are available.

Tutoring Programs

UTSA offers a variety of tutoring programs to meet students’ needs:

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Roadrunner Peer Tutoring

One-on-one tutoring is available through appointment or drop-ins. Tutoring is available for particular courses in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Engineering, Math, Statistics and Computer Science. Learn more about our location and how to make an appointment.



Roadrunners enrolled in Basic Chemistry, General Chemistry I & II and Organic Chemistry I & II, MAT 1053 and 1073, ACC 2013 and ACC 2033 can attend Synergistic Targeted Academic Review Sessions (STARS), peer-led, interactive, and group focused sessions which cover traditionally difficult topics. Find out more about STARS session times and locations.

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Pear Deck Tutor

Pear Deck Tutor is a free online tutoring service accessed through Canvas with live academic support. Click here to learn more about how to access Pear Deck Tutor and which courses are supported.

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Our Location

Tomás Rivera Center for Academic Excellence
MS 2.02.18 (Sombrilla Plaza, behind the Rowdy statue)
UTSA Main Campus
(210) 458-6783

Hours of Operation:
Monday-Thursday: 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Want to Schedule an Appointment After Hours?

Please complete our appointment request form and our team will get back to you via email.

Pear Deck Tutor (Formerly TutorMe)

Pear Deck Tutor (formerly TutorMe) is a free online tutoring service accessible to UTSA students through Canvas.

Supported Courses


Review the list below of Pear Deck Tutor-supported courses, download a PDF of all supported courses, or find all courses supported by academic support programs in the grid on the Academic Support Programs page.

On Demand

  • ACC 2003, 2013, 2033, 3023, 3033 
  • BIO 1201, 1203, 1223 
  • CHE 1004, 1073, 1103, 1113, 2603, 3643  
  • DS 4003, 5003
  • ECO 2013, 2023 
  • FIN 3013, 3023 
  • HIS 1043, 1053
  • MAT 1023, 1024, 1053, 1073, 1093, 1133, 1214, 1224 
  • MBA 5113, 5413, 5513 
  • MS 1023, 3043 
  • PHY 1603, 1943, 1951, 1963, 1971
  • POL 1013, 1133 
  • PSY 1013, 2073 
  • SPN 1024, 2013, 2023, 3003
  • STA 1053 
  • WRC 1013 

By Request

  • CS 1063, 1714, 2233
  • FRN 1024, 2023
  • IS 2053, 2063
  • LNG 4013, 5153
  • SOC 1013
  • SPN 4113, 5903

Instructions to Access Pear Deck Tutor

  1. Log in to your supported course on Canvas.
  2. Locate the Pear Deck Tutor link in the lefthand sidebar
  3. Click to get started!

For complete instructions, download the PDF guide from Pear Deck Tutor.



  • What does "on demand" mean?
    • Live tutoring for supported on demand courses is available at any time. Typical wait times are 1 to 5 minutes. 
  • What does "by request" mean?
    • In by request courses, you can select a specific tutor and message them. If they are available, they will respond within 24 hours. Plan ahead, as by request tutoring is not guaranteed.
  • How many hours do I get?
    • Each student gets 6 hours per week across all subjects. Be sure to plan ahead and study across the semester! 
  • Do I have to pay?
    • No, you do not have to pay anything extra to access Pear Deck Tutor. Pear Deck Tutor is provided as a service of UTSA. Please log in to Pear Deck Tutor through Canvas, not the Pear Deck Tutor website, to avoid being asked to pay.

Become a Tutor

Get paid to have fun, work a flexible schedule, make new friends and gain leadership experience by becoming a tutor. Visit our student employment page to learn more and apply!

What students are saying

Rosie Brown

Rosie Brown

“Working through problems with the tutors has been amazing and extremely helpful. The tips and tricks given to me by the chemistry tutors helped me go from a 54 on test 1 to an 84 on test 2! It makes me so much more relaxed knowing if I get stuck, there are people to help!”

Nnanna Anyanwu

“Coming to the tutoring has really helped me a lot. I've learned how to take better notes which has helped me improve my grades.”

Nnanna Anyanwu

Quennea Ferguson

Quennea Ferguson

“The tutor was really helpful in studying for an upcoming math test. Even when I didn't understand or made small mistakes there was no judgment.”

Terriq Jones

“The tutoring center has helped me grasp the concepts of my harder classes.”

Terriq Jones

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