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Columbia University’s MBA program is known for its compelling and demanding course structure making every student fit for future opportunities. GraduateTutor.com has been providing tutoring for Columbia’s MBA and other graduate business programs since 2007.

Below is a sample listing of the programs we can support with tutoring help. Please email us if a subject you are looking for is not listed here. We will do our best to get you the assistance you seek.

Master of Business Administration

Tutoring support for the Columbia School of Business MBA programs include but are not limited to the following subjects.

B6301- Corporate finance
B6013- Accounting I—Financial accounting
B6014- Managerial Statistics
Decision models
Game Theory and Business

Executive MBA

Graduate Tutor provides tutoring support for many of the core courses of Columbia’s Executive MBA programs including the following courses.

Financial Accounting
Performance Measurement
Corporate Finance
Decision Models
Managerial Economics
Macro Economics

What distinguishes Graduate Tutor from a variety of other online tutoring service providers is that Graduate Tutor staffs itself with current and former faculty, teaching assistants, PhD students or CPA / MBA tutors. Try us out and we are sure to satisfy you.

Columbia Business School was founded in 1916 to prepare undergraduate and graduate Columbia University students for business. However, today Columbia Business School offers only graduate programs. Graduate Tutor’s CPA and MBA tutors provide live online tutoring support for a variety of Columbia Business School courses aimed at Columbia’s MBA and Executive MBA students.

The University’s MBA program is focused on getting students ready for their career and entrepreneurship-related challenges. And as a part of this, they ensure ample support is given to students in academic areas and in grasping concepts needed to face the business world. Tutoring is one among the many forms of academic support given by the University.

Realizing that every student is different and that some can find the course structure quite daunting, every student is given 20 lifetime hours of free peer academic subject tutoring for core courses and the prerequisite finance elective, Capital Markets & Investments. Tutoring for core courses and Capital Markets & Investments is given only when the students are enrolled in these courses.

Students enrolled in programs other than the MBA can check with the Office of Student Affairs to check their eligibility for tutoring. 

The Business School uses software called TutorTrac, an online tutor booking system. The students can log in using their ID and book time with tutors. Students tutored in a group of two or more can pool their hours (i.e. one hour session that two students attend and validate will ultimately only count as 30 minutes towards the 20 hours.) Additional hours beyond the 20 allocated may be granted at the discretion of the Office of Student Affairs.

OSA has also published a document to help students around with using this software. (TutorTrac Doc)

In addition, if students feel they need extra help with other courses, they should meet a member of OSA and get in touch with their academic advisors who can guide them further. If the free tutoring hours allotted are insufficient or tutoring is not available for the chosen course, students may ask their professors to recommend a previous student who has done well in the course. The student may then ask those recommended students if they are interested in tutoring and come to terms regarding the fee, time, etc.    

English Language Tutoring

International MBA students are eligible to receive five hours of tutoring per semester, twenty hours in total.  If the student is interested in taking up English tutoring besides the academic courses, they can get in touch with OSA to inquire further via tutor@gsb.columbia.edu and the student will be added to the English tutoring list in TutorTrac. The resumes of the tutors will be shared with the student and he/she can schedule classes with the tutor of their choice. Instructions on how to schedule appointments in TutorTrac are available here.   

Columbia Engineering & Columbia College

Columbia Engineering and Columbia College’s Berick Center for Student Advising are strong pillars for students seeking a fruitful and productive academic life. If the student is struggling with a particular course, he/she can always approach their professors and clarify concepts.

CSA even has a Writing Center to help every student with one on one consultations and workshops. These consultants work with the students and brainstorm, offer feedback and improve writing strategies. Click here for more info.

CSA also provides free tutoring to the undergrads of CC and Engineering in the following subjects:

  • Physics (PHYS 1201, 1202, 1401, 1402)
  • General Chemistry (CHEM 1403, 1404)
  • Organic Chemistry (CHEM 2443, 2444)
  • Principles of Economics (ECON 1105)
  • Calculus I, II & III (MATH 1101, 1102, 1201)
  • Biology (BIOL 2005, 2006)
  • Intro to Statistics with Calculus (STAT 1201)
  • Multivariable Calculus for Engineering and Applied Sciences (APMA 2000)

If the student wants to make use of the tutoring session by CSA, he/she should make an appointment with the advising dean who will request a tutor on his/her behalf. If the request is approved, students will be able to sign up for up to two hours per week per course. Most tutoring sessions are pair tutoring sessions and are 50 minutes in length. Please see the Guidelines and Policies page for additional information.

Tutoring sessions are held in various classrooms across campus and are filled on a first-come, first-serve basis with available tutors. Tutoring begins during the third week of the semester and ends on the last day of class. 

Information on private tutors are also made available for Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Math, Economics and Statistics. The list of tutors and courses covered by them are given here. The students can get in touch with the tutors and make arrangements for tutoring sessions and fees. These tutors will either be graduate students in the department or experienced private tutors. 

The Math department has also guided students for private tutoring by Columbia Math Graduate Students here. To contact the graduate students who offer such tutoring services, send an email to tutoring2018@math.columbia.edu.  

Barnard College

Barnard College aims at providing various courses ranging from arts to science to women pursuing undergraduate degrees. Their academic support and mentoring to students are excellent.

First, they have faculty and staff support which includes discussions with professors on readings, homework, exams, etc; workshops in different subjects and wellness resources which include counseling.

Second, the college has group based tutoring, mentoring and networking.  These are subject based and held in “Help rooms” designated for each subject where a specific time slot is given and the students can come in for discussions on decided topics or sometimes even just to clear doubts. These are held for the following subjects:  Biology, Computer Science, Economics, Environmental Science, Math, Organic Chemistry, Physics, Spanish and Statistics. For details on schedules, location and courses, click here.

Individual and small group tutoring is also given to ensure that all students get sufficient academic coaching to become independent learners and enhance their critical thinking and problem solving skills. These are free for students and they need to contact Dean of Students Office to request a tutor. If you have any clarifications, please drop a mail to peertopeer@barnard.edu. Tutors for HEOP scholars are made available through the HEOP/Opportunity Programs Office.

Third, the college also publishes online resources here on Spanish, Statistics and Writing. The student can access these pages and use these resources.

Columbia School of General Studies

The School of General Studies is for students who have had a break in their education and are yearning to complete their undergraduate degree full- or part-time. The School is more than ready to help their students through the Academic Resource Center at 601, Lewisohn Hall.

Traditional peer tutoring is accessible to all students for the following subjects:

  • Pre-Calculus
  • Calculus I, II, & III
  • Principles of Economics
  • Intermediate Macroeconomics
  • French
  • Spanish
  • General Physics I & II
  • Chemistry I & II
  • Organic Chemistry I & II
  • Biology I & II

Tutoring sessions are 50 minutes long and are conducted in pairs (two students per tutor) for math and science courses, and one-on-one for foreign languages and economics. Each student is allowed two traditional appointments per week besides the walk-ins and group tutoring attended.  To schedule an appointment, click here.

Tutor-led study groups are for review of concepts and help with students’ problem solving skills. Tutor-led study groups are especially helpful for students who have a good general understanding of a subject but are struggling with particulars. These group tutoring sessions are available for Physics, General Chemistry, Biology II and Calculus I. To know the schedule and to make an appointment, click here.

Department of French and Romance Philogy

Columbia University has one of the oldest French departments in the United States. It has partnered with various institutes in Paris and promoted faculty and student exchanges. As part of its course requirements, French proficiency is necessary for its students. Hence the department has provided contacts of graduate students and adjunct faculty whose services are provided for tutoring. Click here to see the list of tutors.

Columbia University’s M.A. in History and Literature is an innovative course teaching about the interconnections of history and literature. The course is taught at Columbia’s Global Center in Paris. In France, courses at the MA level are validated by a research paper or a ” fiche de lecture” different from a book report).  Students need to have their topic or choice of book approved by the instructor. The program organizes tutoring sessions to help students manage their workload and to adapt to the demands of the French system. Tutoring is provided focusing on methodology to help students adapt to the French essay requirements. Those students who want to write their papers in French are also assisted with learning French. The above are the tutoring options provided by Columbia University. The University’s greater emphasis on their students and on ensuring a smooth yet challenging academic life has helped it draw people from all over the world for its various courses.