Student Resources

Resources offered by CLEAR

Quantitative Skills Drop-In Tutoring

Oberlin Workshop and Learning Sessions

The QS Center offers evening drop-in evening hours where peer tutors lend fellow students a hand with a variety of quantitative skills including math and software help across the curriculum. 

Experienced and trained peer-leaders lead fun, hands-on evening workshops, OWLS sessions, to strengthen student understanding of lecture content in a number of courses in math and the natural sciences.

Other on-campus resources

3D Printer Lab:OC3D, Oberlin's new makerspace, is now located in Wilder 329. The club will have staffed open hours, during which time students can walk in to have things printed, learn how to use the printers, learn to design in 3D, play with stuff in the lab, or discuss ideas for things they want to build. Watch for posters or drop by the lab for times. Contact for more information.

Departmental drop-in tutors: Many departments provide drop-in tutoring for their courses. For departmental tutoring, please inquire at individual departmental offices. Here is a sample of some departmental tutoring and help hours:

  • Chemistry/Biochemistry department drop-in tutoring - Sun & Wed 7-10pm, Love Lounge
  • Computer Science department drop-in lab help - Sun 4-6pm, Mon, Wed & Thu 7-11pm, Sat 2-6pm, King 201 lab
  • Mathematics department walk-in tutoring - Wed 7:30-9:30pm, King 227, Mon, Tues & Thu 7:30-9:30pm, King 241

OCMC:Oberlin College Media Center supports media-based creativity in learning, teaching, and production in a lineage of initiatives to position Oberlin College as institutionally collaborative and broadly arts and technology integrated. OCMC was designed and created by Julie Cruse who directs the program as an Instructional Technologist working with faculty to integrate arts and technology across curricula and projects in both the college and the conservatory.

Professor office hours: Nothing replaces the one-on-one time with your professors. It's a valuable resource, so don't be shy.

Student Academic Services: Get free one-on-one tutoring for extra help in your courses. You can also enroll in the Learning Assistance Program modules for effective performance at Oberlin, including courses such as Developing Effective Use of Quantitative and Formal Reasoning Skills and other courses such as these listed here.

Student Accessibility AdvocatesStudent Accessibility Advocates are peer mentors who can answer questions about academics, clubs, organizations and other resources on campus.

Writing Center: Writing Associates at the Writing Center are trained to provide assistance with all stages of the writing process, from the selection of the topic through final editing.

Online Resources

CLEAR Tumblr - we're in the process of amassing a slew of online resources for quantitative skills that can be used any time, by anyone.

Prestissimo - Intended as a supplement to Presto, Prestissimo was developed by Oberlin College students to allow you to search through all of Oberlin's courses with a finer level of control over such search criteria as graduation proficiencies, days and times, departments, professors, and more. Please note, Prestissimo is not affiliated with Oberlin College in any official capacity and is not supported by the registrar's office or by CIT.

Videos from the Oberlin Psychology Department

What Do Graphs Do from Oberlin Psych Stats on Vimeo.

Nova tutorials - very intuitive and step-by-step tutorials for using the Nova modeling software.

Nova tutorial screenshot