The Penn Program on Opinion Research and Election Studies (PORES) is excited to announce the launch of a new resource for the Penn data analytics community - peer tutors specializing in the R programming language. Peer tutors are available for virtual office hours to support students learning R and utilizing R in their academic courses. The R tutors are available to provide constructive feedback on code and help students troubleshoot problems in R. The tutors are not teaching assistants for any specific course but are meant to be a resource for folks who are using R to complete coursework or projects.


Fall 2020 Courses Supported by R Tutors

PSCI 107 Introduction to Data Science

PSCI 338 Statistical Methods Political Science*

PSCI 333 Political Polling

PSCI 398 Philadelphia: Power, Space and Diversity 


Fall 2020 Virtual Office Hours

Mondays: 3:00 - 5:00 pm (EDT) with Shehroz

Wednesdays: 3:00 - 7:00 pm (EDT) with Diane

Thursdays: 5:00 - 8:00 pm (EDT) with Shehroz

Fridays: 1:00 - 3:00 pm (EDT) with Bryce*

Fridays: 1:00 - 2:00 pm (EDT) with Chuxuan

*For students enrolled in PSCI 338, we recommend visiting Bryce’s office hours for advanced assistance in using R for statistical analysis.


Please contact to receive log-in instructions for the virtual office hours. Please make sure to specify which R tutor and office hour period you plan on utilizing.