There are many ways to get help with your courses across campus. Below are some resources for help in your chemistry courses. Note: these listings will be kept as up to date as possible, but are still subject to change.

General Chemistry


Autumn & Spring Semester Hours: 9:00AM-4:00PM Monday-Friday
Summer Semester Hours: TBD

Teaching assistants (TAs) spend time each week in the Learning Resource Center (LRC) to provide contact time with their students. They can answer specific questions about their course as well as general questions about any general chemistry course. A schedule is posted in the LRC that lists the time each TA is available, as well as their course assignment, and is also available at this link.

Stop by when convenient, you do not need to make an appointment. Teaching assistants wear a name tag indicating the course for which they are responsible, and there are designated tables for each general chemistry course. Computers that have instructional programs for the General Chemistry classes are available on a first come, first served basis. These programs involve only single-concept problems that must be understood in order to deal with the more difficult multi-concept questions on examinations.  The LRC has limited space and is not designed to be a library or study hall, but a place where students can come for individual help and instruction. If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to Dr. Daniel Turner, Student Learning Specialist (turner.707@osu.edu).

Organic Chemistry

Information about Organic Chemistry TA office hours is found here.

Residence Hall Tutoring

Certified peer tutors are provided in math, physics, chemistry and more in several residence halls.  The tutors are upper-class students who have demonstrated aptitude and success in math and science. There’s no need to schedule an appointment; just drop-in with your questions and your class materials. If you are struggling with a specific subject, they can access a list of coursework that their peers have completed and where they are working.  More information, including tutoring hours, is available here.

Private Tutoring

The Chemistry & Biochemistry Undergraduate Office maintains a list of individuals who have indicated their interest in tutoring students privately. All arrangements, including payment, are handled independently by student and the tutor. For General Chemistry courses, the tutor list is posted in your Carmen course. For Organic Chemistry courses, ask your instructor for more information. Physical copies of the list are available in the Undergraduate Office, Celeste 110.