Tutor Matching Service (TMS) was created to promote student success with the core mission of increasing access to one-on-one education in higher education. Since our founding in 2008, we have expanded our purpose to now be able to curate the best technology options for learning centers, tutors, and students, helping to enhance the tutoring experience, in-person and online. We are established partners in the learning center community, partnering with over 200 colleges and universities, as well as being long-time members of the National College Learning Center Association (NCLCA) and the College Reading and Learning Association (CRLA).
UF has partnered with TMS to enhance the peer-to-peer learning community on campus. This partnership is a commitment from UF Student Success to provide greater support to students. By supplementing tutoring available through campus resources, more students can receive academic assistance when and where it’s needed, and more courses can now have tutoring services offered.
The UF Provost has budgeted funds to support free tutoring for the foreseeable future.
Every student will receive free tutoring through the UF-TMS collaboration. If you received an email stating that you would receive free tutoring for any course in which you are enrolled, you were identified by UF Student Financial Affairs as having some level of financial need based on FAFSA information. All remaining degree-seeking students will have their tutoring costs for any of 38 UF courses covered by UF (see below for a list of these courses).
If you received an email message from UF indicating that you would receive free tutoring in any course, all courses in which you are enrolled are eligible for free tutoring. (See question above about why you were selected for this service.)
If you received an email message from UF indicating that you would receive free tutoring for 38 UF courses, any combination of these 38 courses in which you are enrolled will be eligible for free tutoring. These courses are listed below and represent the courses that UF students most frequently have to repeat because of earning grades of D, E, or W. You can still receive tutoring through TMS in any other course outside of these 38, but you will be responsible for covering the tutoring cost out-of-pocket for those courses.
When you log into TMS, you should see $0 as the cost of tutoring.
The process is simple. Log in with your GatorLink account, search for a class and select from the available tutors for the course. Once you’ve decided on a tutor, book a session to confirm the details or message them for more information.
First, think about what is important to you in the tutoring relationship. Ask the potential tutors questions to determine if they are a good fit for you. You may choose a different tutor at any time.
TMS is committed to accessibility for all users, including persons with a disability who require accommodations. If you discover that any part of the services or any TMS tool or website is inaccessible, you can contact (877) 919-8886 or help@TutorMatchingService.com to work directly with TMS.
If you are a UF student with a disability and are experiencing access barriers utilizing TMS, you can also contact the Disability Resource Center at email@example.com or 352-392-8565.
The UF-TMS Partnership joins with tutoring resources that are already available to students through the Teaching Center and the Office of Academic Support. We encourage you to seek any tutoring support that you find the most helpful for you to effectively learn in your classes.
Regardless of what tutoring resource you use, please let your instructor know you are seeking tutoring help. Each college has been informed about the UF-TMS collaboration, but your instructor might not be aware of it yet. We encourage you to let your instructor know you are using TMS tutoring. In many cases, instructors might be able to provide supplemental problems and advice in how to best study and learn in their classes.
You must be a current UF student who has earned a B+ or higher in the course(s) you would like to tutor and an overall GPA of 3.0. Also, you must complete the tutor verification and training process one month from sign up in order to be approved as a tutor. Register as a tutor
Yes. UF graduate students are eligible to tutor if they meet the qualifications and complete training.
Graduate students are not eligible to receive free tutoring through the UF-TMS partnership.
You set your schedule and accept sessions with students as you’d like. There are no minimum number of hours you’re required to work.
Tutors participating in the UF-TMS partnership will be paid $12/hour.