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Tutoring

There are many tutoring services that are available for all engineering students. Resources include Help Centers in some departments, Tutoring and Supplemental Instruction offered by the Learning Resource Center and group study and tutoring offered by the Diversity Programs Office.  No application is needed for any of these tutoring resources and they are free.

Learning Resource Center
10th Floor,
W.E.B. DuBois Library

Sunday – Thursday
1:00 PM to 10:00 PM

The Learning Resource Center (LRC) provides peer tutoring and supplemental instruction (SI). Peer tutors have gone through training to help assist you with homework, assignments, and example problems from class. Peer tutoring at the LRC is done on a drop-in basis, is one-on-one, and is free. All LRC tutoring is located on the 10th floor of the Library.

Check the LRC tutoring schedule for days, times and courses that are tutored.

Supplemental Instruction

Supplemental Instruction (SI) is informal, peer facilitated review sessions for a particular course.  During SI sessions, students compare notes, discuss readings, develop organizational tools and predict test items. The SI leader is a student who has successfully completed the course. The student SI leader also sits in on course lectures for the current semester.

Supplemental Instruction for fall 2014 is available for the following classes: CEE 260, ECE 242, ECE 313, Engin 112, MIE 210, MIE 230/CEE 250, and MIE 340.  Check the LRC website for the time and location of Supplemental Instruction.

The College of Engineering's Diversity Programs Office

The Diversity Programs Office (DPO) offers group study and tutoring for engineering students.  Check with the office in Marston Hall, Room 128.

Most study jams will be held in and around the engineering buildings (DPO office in 128 Marston, SWE room in 34 Marston, ECE M5, CHE Crib, etc.).

For the fall 2014 semester, study jams are offered for CEE 310, CEE 331, CEE 357, ECE 242, MIE 201, and MIE 340.

See the Study Jams schedule on Google Calendar »

Chemical Engineering

Members of the AiChe student chapter host tutoring for all chemical engineering classes for freshmen, sophomores and juniors on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays from 6pm-9pm in the C.R.I.B. beginning September 15, 2014.

Other Resources

There are other resources on campus that also offer tutoring or provide good places for individual or group study. These include:

Learning Commons

Calculus Tutoring Center

Science and Engineering Library

Writing Center