UMKC Tutoring provides free tutoring assistance to all UMKC students. We're dedicated to guiding each student through difficult material — from understanding big concepts to developing learning strategies and tools so you can retain information and solve problems on your own.

Spring 2021 Update

UMKC Tutoring will be open for appointments on Zoom starting January 19. Drop-in sessions on Zoom will be available starting January 25.

For questions or concerns, please contact Laura King by phone at 816-235-1179 or email at

Please scroll to information below for scheduling appointments, joining a drop-in session and other resources.

Tutoring Appointments

You must sign up at least 12 hours before the appointment time. We recommend you select two back-to-back appointments for a total of 60 minutes.

Sign up on UMKC Connect

Learn how to use UMKC Connect (PDF)

You will receive a confirmation email from UMKC Connect. Your tutor will follow up with an Outlook calendar invite, which includes the link to join the tutoring session at the time of your appointment.

To ensure the quality of our tutoring, all sessions will be recorded by the tutor.

Drop-In Tutoring Sessions

The drop-in Zoom meeting room is open Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. To see times when tutors are available for specific classes during drop-ins, please visit the Supported Courses page.

Visit the virtual drop-in session meeting room

When you enter the drop-in Zoom meeting room you will be signed into UMKC Connect and asked to wait in a waiting room with fellow students waiting for their tutor. Shortly after, you will be moved to a breakout room where you and the tutor will have your own virtual space to work.

When you are done working with the tutor, you will return to the main room to sign out.

Using Zoom for Tutoring Sessions

Download Zoom on the device you will use for the session. We recommend you download it on any electronic devices you have with cameras and microphone/speaker setups to give you flexibility in how you communicate with the tutor.

Learn how to access Zoom

At the time of your session, click on the link in the invitation your tutor sent you for your one-on-one appointment or enter the drop-in session meeting room. Click on the microphone and camera icons in the bottom menu bar so your tutor can hear and see you.

Learn more about using Zoom

To resolve any issues during your appointment, please use Zoom chat to contact your tutor, call the UMKC Call Center at 816-235-2000 or email UMKC Tutoring.

For questions about making appointments or understanding how we use UMKC Connect or Zoom for tutoring, please email UMKC Tutoring or call us at 816-235-1179.

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