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.


Spring 2024 Courses Supported by R Tutors

PSCI 1800 Introduction to Data Science (w/ Prof. Trussler)

PSCI 3800 Applied Data Science (w/ Prof. Marble)


Tutoring Schedule  - Fall 2023 (begins Monday, September 18)

Spring 2024 tutoring is not course-specific, so you can attend any of the tutoring sessions listed below. Tutors will only answer specific questions about debugging code. Other questions should be directed to your TA or professor.



  • 12:30 - 2:30 p.m. with Leo
  • 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. with Tyler

No Tuesday hours


  • 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. with Isabella and Lucy


  • 9 - 11 a.m. with Leo
  • 11 - 1 p.m. with Tyler
  • 1 - 3 p.m. with Lucy
  • 3 - 5 p.m. with Isabella


  • 11 - 12 p.m. with Isabella


All office hours will be held in the Ronald O. Perelman Center for Political Science and Economics (PCPSE, 36th & Walnut Streets) Suite #406 unless otherwise noted. 


Please contact Katie Steele at with any questions or concerns.