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Free Online Tutoring for Boise State Students

Free online tutoring for Boise State students is available for the following subjects:

  • Accounting
  • American Sign Language
  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Biology
  • Calculus
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science (Java & C++ only)
  • Economics
  • Intro to Psychology
  • Math (Developmental through Trigonometry)
  • Microsoft Office
  • Physics
  • Spanish
  • Statistics
  • Web Development (xHTML, CSS, and Adobe Dreamweaver)
  • Writing (Real-time and Asynchronous).

How do you access this service?

If you are enrolled in at least 1 credit of an undergraduate or graduate course at Boise State, an eTutoring account has been made for you and you can access this service by visiting Boise State’s eTutoring site.

Username: Please use your my.boisestate username
Initial Password: When you log in for the first time, please sign in with the password tutor123! – during your initial login, eTutoring will ask you to update your password and account information before starting your first session.

If you are not able to access the site, please request access to eTutoring by submitting a request form to receive login access to the site. Requests are generally processed within 48 hours. If you are having difficulty logging in, please contact tutoring@boisestate.edu or call 426-2042. OIT will not be able to assist you with any log in difficulties.

How does online tutoring work?

The eTutoring website can be accessed anytime day or night, but eTutors are available for live assistance from early morning to late evening seven days a week. If a tutor is not “live” and available to chat when you have a question, you can submit a question via a drop-box. A tutor will respond to your question typically within 24 hours. View a schedule of when tutors are available for live chat (note that times are listed in PST).


Frequently Asked Questions

What is eTutoring?

Boise State is a member of the Western eTutoring Consortium which provides students with access to a collaborative online tutoring service. eTutoring is not a “question-answering service” but rather a support tool to gain valuable feedback and assistance while working through assignments.


How can I get assistance through eTutoring?

There are three types of eTutoring assistance:

  1. Live one-on-one assistance through eChat
  2. Offline support through eQuestions and
  3. An online eWriting Center


What subjects can I get help with through eTutoring?

Qualified eTutors from each of the member institutions assist with a wide variety of subjects including:

Accounting, American Sign Language, Anatomy & Physiology, Biology, Calculus, Chemistry, Computer Science (Java & C++ only), Economics, Intro to Psychology, Math (Developmental through Trigonometry), Microsoft Office, Physics, Spanish, Statistics, Web Development (xHTML, CSS, and Adobe Dreamweaver), and Writing (Synchronous and Asynchronous). 

Who can use eTutoring?

eTutoring is designed to provide students unable to access campus-based tutoring services with high-quality academic assistance. As such, eTutoring services are available to all Boise State undergraduate students enrolled in at least 1 credit of an undergraduate course.

If you are enrolled in at least 1 credit in an undergraduate course at Boise State, visit Boise State’s eTutoring site to access your account.
If you are not able to access the site, please request access to eTutoring by completing this online form.

When is eTutoring available?

While the eTutoring website can be accessed anytime day or night, eTutors are available for live assistance from early morning to late evening seven days a week. eQuestions can be submitted at any time as well as submission to the eWriting Center, but if you need one-on-one assistance through eChat you will need to use the online schedule to determine when an eTutor will be online.

Why should I use eTutoring?

Reasons to make eTutoring a part of your regular study plan:

  1. Flexible access to academic support
  2. Access anywhere you have an internet connection
  3. Improve grades on assignments and exams
  4. Become more engaged in your classes


Where can I access eTutoring?

eTutoring is accessed through a secure online website. For login information and to access eTutoring, visit the Boise State University eTutoring webpage.

How can I make the most of my eTutoring experience?

  • Be Prepared
    Make a list of specific questions to ask or topics to cover ahead of time. Your meeting with the eTutor will be focused and organized.
  • Be Specific
    eTutors are qualified to tutor in their assigned subject areas but they don’t have access to your particular textbook or your particular assignments. Instead of saying you need help with problem 20 in the textbook, list out the problem with a description of the assignment. If eTutors know why you are asking for assistance they will be better equipped to provide valuable feedback.
  • Be Timely
    Plan ahead for assistance; avoid waiting until the day before or day of an assignment due date to seek help. While eTutors are available both synchronously (live) and asynchronously (offline), last minute or rushed requests might not receive as valuable and timely feedback.
  • Be Patient
    The technology platform through which eTutoring is delivered will allow you to communicate with eTutors through both text and audio. Be patient with yourself, the eTutor and the technology.


What other tutoring resources are available at Boise State?

The Advising and Academic Support Center at Boise State provides a variety of tutoring services for students. Visit the AASC tutoring page for more information.