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The University of Kentucky partners with TutorOcean to provide UK students a simple and easy way to find a private tutor. TutorOcean is an online tutor “marketplace” that matches students with tutors for online sessions. TutorOcean helps students find, schedule, and book quality tutors across a broad range of academic subjects. Tutors set their own rates, and clients pay them directly through TutorOcean.   

Hours of Operation

Varies - tutors set their own schedules on TutorOcean and all sessions are by appointment only

Private Tutoring

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Find and Book a Private Tutor

Whether you are looking specifically for a fellow UK tutor or need to search by subject, rate, or availability, finding the right private tutor is easy on TutorOcean.

What is TutorOcean

Transformative Learning (TL) has partnered with TutorOcean to provide UK students an additional tutoring option beyond UK’s free academic resources. TutorOcean's network of online tutors offer their services on a pay-per-session basis and self-select the subject areas they are available to tutor in. Tutors also set their own rates, and clients pay them directly through TutorOcean.   

TutorOcean screens tutor applicants, however The University of Kentucky provides no oversight over the tutors’ services and does not make any recommendation regarding their fitness to tutor the subject area(s) they have self-selected to tutor in. 

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What to Expect at Private Tutoring

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How to use the Online Classroom

Learn about the interactive features of the TutorOcean virtual classroom to get the most out of your private tutoring session.

Strategies for a Successful Session

To ensure a productive private tutoring experience, please consider the following:  

  • Check tutor ratings & search filters: Every student is asked to rate their tutor after their session together, and you can view all of a tutor’s ratings by clicking on their profile. Searching for a tutor at the University of Kentucky and/or a specific course are other great ways to guide how you select the best tutor for you.  

  • Be Prepared: Arrive to your session on time and equipped with resources such as notes, assignments, textbook, pen/pencil, etc. Coming with specific questions for your tutor can be helpful, but a general idea of what you want to review is also fine.

Private tutoring sessions through TutorOcean are typically held online, and clients are encouraged to practice good cyber-security habits such as connecting to trusted networks, keeping software updated, and trust your instincts. For more information about how you can stay safe online and on campus please go to:  

How to Become a Private Tutor

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Apply to be a Private Tutor with TutorOcean

Become a Private Tutor

All UK students interested in offering their services as a private tutor are encouraged to submit a tutor application to TutorOcean! Start by signing into and follow the simple instructions provided in the video.

Disclaimer: Per F-1 and J-1 on-campus employment regulations prohibiting any type of self-employment, international students are not eligible to serve as private tutors through TutorOcean. Private tutoring is considered self-employment. 

For more information about TutorOcean including technical support, how tos, and FAQ visit their help center at:

For assistance or questions regarding TutorOcean please contact

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